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Melissa Macias, MD, PhD


Neuro & Headache Center
Renaissance Pavilion, Suite 400
1340 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(779) 696-9512

Background & Interests:
“My passion is treating complex spine and cranial disorders with emphasis on individualized patient care. My mission is preserving and restoring quality of life to each patient with thorough and compassionate care.”

Dr. Macias practices a full scope of general neurosurgery including cranial trauma, tumor, and infection and specializes in minimally-invasive/minimally-destructive surgery for complex and degenerative spine disease. She also 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 North American Spine Surgeons. She serves as a Surgeon Instructor for NuVasive, Inc and Aesculap USA. Dr. Macias 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.

Board Certifications: 
Board Certified

Medical School Education: 
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Year Began Practicing Medicine:  2009


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