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Midwest Neuroscience Institute at Lee's Summit Medical Center Opens to Offer Regional Residents Access to Leading Neurosurgeons

May 13, 2013

Lee’s Summit Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System—Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider and private-sector employer—announces five neurosurgeons opening an office at Lee’s Summit Medical Center to launch the Midwest Neuroscience Institute at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. 

Neurosurgeons Peter Basta, MD; Hamid Shah, MD; Geoffrey Blatt, MD; Jonathan Chilton, MD; and William Rosenberg, MD will open their office at Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s Medical Office Building in Suite 270 A, and begin seeing patients this week. 

These neurosurgeons will perform minimally-invasive spinal surgery and general neurosurgery at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Patients requiring more complex neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation, benign or malignant brain tumor surgery or Gamma Knife radiosurgery, will be treated by these surgeons at Research Medical Center. 

Midwest Neuroscience Institute is a comprehensive neuroscience care network comprised of seven hospitals, more than 30 specialists and a highly-skilled and experienced support staff. The Midwest Neuroscience Institute physicians are board certified and schooled at some of the nation’s premier institutions. As a result, the specialty team consists of some of the area’s finest neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, physiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and others, all focused on the diagnosis and treatment of many neurologic conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, epilepsy, headache and migraine, tumors, chronic pain, and others. Advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and one-of-a-kind resources such as the CyberKnife®, Gamma Knife® Centers, and others support physician expertise. Midwest Neuroscience Institute also offers access to more clinical trials than any other health system in the region, providing patients new treatment and medical management options. 

“Our goal is to offer patients advanced health care options close to home,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center chief executive officer Jackie DeSouza. “The Lee’s Summit area has been underserved in the specialty of neurosurgery and while some patients will still have to travel for highly specialized neuro procedures, Lee’s Summit Medical Center can now serve even more patients close to home.” 

The following biographies give more information about the neurosurgeons coming to Lee’s Summit Medical Center: 

Peter Basta, MD, is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency at St. Louis University Hospital and then completed his fellowship at Indiana Neurosurgical Group. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  His interests include cerebrovascular disease, trigeminal neuralgia, skull based brain tumors, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation, spinal surgery, and peripheral nerve disorders. 

Hamid M. Shah, MD, graduated from Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Shah served as chief resident during his neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He has participated in numerous research projects and lectures and served as an assistant professor in the field of neurosurgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and as an instructor at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. Dr. Shah is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgery, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the North American Spine Society. 

Geoffrey L. Blatt, MD, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed Neurosurgical Residency and Fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Brown University in Rhode Island respectively. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Blatt has been honored as a Top Neurological Surgeon by multiple organizations including US News and World Report, Ingram's Magazine, KC Magazine, Castle Connelly and The Consumer's Research Council. He is a past president of the Missouri State Neurosurgical Society and the Kansas City Neurology and Neurosurgical Society. He served on the National Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. 

Jonathan Chilton, MD, received his Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University in New York City. He subsequently attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and trained in neuropathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Neuropathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital in London, England. He is board certified in neurosurgery. Dr. Chilton is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgery and the American Medical Association. 

William S. Rosenberg, MD, graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Rosenberg brought CyberKnife radiosurgery to the Kansas City area. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, American Association of Pain Medicine, International Neuromodulation Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Missouri State Medical Society, Metropolitan Medical Society, and the Kansas City Kansas City Neurology/Neurosurgery Society.

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