Physician Specialists

Crouse Health is proud to partner with a team of specialists recognized regionally and beyond for their expertise in brain and spine care using leading-edge treatments. The clinical expertise of our specialists, along with the latest technology and multidisciplinary team approach to care, makes the Crouse Neuroscience Institute the clear choice for advanced stroke, brain and spine care.


Neurovascular & Stroke Division / Skull Base Microsurgery Division

Jorge Eller, MD, FAANS
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Eller specializes in the treatment of brain, spinal and peripheral nerve pathologies in general, such as brain and spinal tumors, pituitary tumors, spinal disease, and carpal tunnel or ulnar nerve entrapment. In addition, he uses advanced microsurgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular pathologies such as carotid disease, intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, intracranial vascular stenosis and strokes, chronic subdural hematomas, and trigeminal neuralgia.
Learn more about Jorge Eller, MD.


Dr. David Padalino

David Padalino, MD
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Padalino is a native of Liverpool, NY and serves as the Medical Director of the Neuroscience Program. Dr. Padalino specializes in brain aneurysms, skull base and brain stem tumors, and arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spinal cord. He also uses the area’s most advanced rescue therapies in the treatment of stroke.
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Dr. Raghu RamaswamyRaghu Ramaswamy, MBBS, FRCS
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Ramaswamy specializes in skull base neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery. As he is fellowship trained in skull base, endovascular and spine surgery he is able to address nearly all pathologies in the brain and spine utilizing minimally invasive spine techniques. He also uses the area’s most advanced rescue therapies in the treatment of stroke.
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Brain Tumor Division / Spine Division

Dr. CanuteGregory Canute, MD, FAANS
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Canute is the Crouse Hospital Chief of Neurosurgery. Dr. Canute specializes in brain-related conditions, including brain tumors, pituitary tumors and chiari malformations, using techniques including spinal surgery, neurostimulation; and cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery. He helped spearhead a collaboration Brain Tumor Clinic with Hematology Oncology Associates which provides comprehensive care for brain tumor patients.
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David Eng, MD, PhD
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Eng specializes in brain and spinal tumor surgery as well as neck and low back surgery.
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Craig Montgomery, MD, PhD, MBA
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Montgomery specializes in spinal diseases both degenerative and traumatic. He is trained in minimally invasive spinal techniques including: ALIF, OLIF, and DLIF procedures. He treats both simple and complex spine cases including spinal deformity. Able to utilize cervical disc replacement arthroplasty, treat peripheral nerve disorders, place pain management spinal stimulators, and work with brain tumors including Cyberknife radiosurgery.
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Clifford Soults, MD
Contact: 315-701-2550
Dr. Soults specializes in neurosurgery.
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Crouse Neurology

Dr. Sami Abdul-MalakSami Abdul Malak, MD, FAAN
Contact: 315-470-7747
Dr. Malak is the chief of Neurology at Crouse Hospital. He treats stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders.
Learn more about Sami Abdul Malak, MD.



Interventional Spine and Pain Management

Dr. David Moorthi

David Moorthi, MD
Contact: 315-218-5303
Dr. Moorthi is an Interventional Spine Specialist who collaborates with providers on development and coordination of treatment plans designed to prevent unnecessary treatment.
Learn more about David Moorthi, MD.



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