Andrew Ringer, MD, named Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery
CINCINNATI – Andrew Ringer, MD, has been named Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery for the Mayfield Clinic and the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery. The appointment is effective July 1, 2010.
Dr. Ringer joined Mayfield and the Department of Neurosurgery in 2001, after completing his neurosurgery residency at UC and a fellowship in endovascular surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
In addition to managing his private practice, Dr. Ringer is a member of the UC Neuroscience Institute's Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, is Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and is Director of Good Samaritan's Graduate Education Program in Neurological Surgery.
He is a member of Mayfield's Board of Directors, chair of Mayfield's Technology Committee, and a member of Mayfield's Finance, Quality Outcomes and Education Steering Committees. He previously served on Mayfield's Business Operations Committee and the UC Department of Neurosurgery Executive Committee.
As Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Dr. Ringer reports to Mario Zuccarello, MD, Chairman of the UC Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Zuccarello formerly held the Cerebrovascular Surgery post.
The Mayfield Clinic is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. Supported by 20 neurosurgeons, five neurointensivists, an interventional radiologist, and a pain specialist, the Clinic treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for brain tumors and neurovascular diseases and disorders.
The UC Department of Neurosurgery is one of the leading neurosurgery training programs in the United States. The department, chaired by Mario Zuccarello, MD, provides broad-based education for medical students, residents, and fellows, while offering continuing medical education for neurosurgeons worldwide. The department supports technical, clinical, and basic science research in the neurosciences.
The UC Neuroscience Institute, a regional center of excellence, is dedicated to patient care, research, education, and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, disorders of the senses (swallowing, voice, hearing, pain, taste and smell), and psychiatric conditions (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression).