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October 5th, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Robert Wicks, M.D., joins Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute as Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery

MIAMI – October 5, 2021 – Robert Wicks, M.D., joins Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute as the co-director of cerebrovascular surgery and director of the neurosurgical anatomy laboratory. Dr. Wicks specializes in neurological surgery, interventional neuroradiology and skull base surgery.  

“Our team is pleased to have Dr. Wicks join Miami Neuroscience Institute,” said Michael McDermott, M.D., chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute. “His outstanding training in neurosurgery and research experience will make him a valuable addition to our team.”

Dr. Wicks joins Miami Neuroscience Institute from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he completed an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship.

Prior to starting his neurosurgical training, Dr. Wicks completed a research year in the Hunterian Neurosurgical Laboratory of Johns Hopkins. During that time, his research focused on the local delivery of new chemotherapies for brain tumors and the development of a handheld imaging device for the detailed imaging of brain blood vessels during aneurysm surgery. This research resulted in several academic publications and was awarded the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery Harvey Cushing Student Research Award.

His research has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Neurosurgery, Stroke, Journal of Neural Engineering and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Dr. Wicks has also published multiple book chapters and presented at many national meetings and forums. Currently, he is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

Dr. Wicks earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then completed his neurological surgery residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, at which time he also completed a research fellowship under Dr. Anthony Atala at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Afterward, he went on to finish a cerebrovascular and skull base fellowship from Barrow Neurological Institute and an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He will see patients at 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 407W in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

About Miami Neuroscience Institute

Miami Neuroscience Institute offers comprehensive and compassionate treatment for neurological conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Miami Neuroscience Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

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