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SwedishAmerican Welcomes Neurosurgeon Dr. Melissa Macias

January 3, 2013

SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome our new neurosurgeon, Melissa Y. Macias, MD, PhD.

Dr. Macias completed both medical school and a neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She also earned a PhD in cellular biology and anatomy, participating in two Space Shuttle missions as a NASA Payload Specialist with Kennedy Space Center during her PhD research.

Dr. Macias specializes in minimally-invasive/minimally-destructive surgery for complex and degenerative spine disease, as well as infectious and tumor pathologies, and serves as Surgeon Proctor for NuVasive, Inc. and Aesculap USA. She offers a full scope of general neurosurgery including cranial trauma, tumor, and infection and has a special interest in spinal cord injury. Dr. Macias is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Spine Surgeons, and the North American Spine Surgeons.

Dr. Macias is now accepting referrals at the SwedishAmerican Neuro & Headache Center. For more information, please call (815) 489-9512.Our providers participate in a variety of insurance plans. Patients should check with their plan administrator for verification of coverage.

About SwedishAmerican Health System

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, a foundation, and has an exclusive affiliation with UW Health in northern Illinois.

For further information, contact:
Paul Greenland

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