Complex Cervical Spine Program | Meet Our Team

Our team includes a range of specialists skilled in treating the most complex conditions of the cervical spine.

Co-Directors

Daniel Hedequist, MD

Daniel Hedequist, MD

Chief of Spine Division, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Mark Proctor, MD

Mark Proctor, MD

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Director, Brain Injury Center Professor, Harvard Medical School

Orthopedic Surgeons

John Emans

John B. Emans, MD

Chief of Spine Division, Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
M. Timothy Hresko, MD

M. Timothy Hresko, MD

Director of Spine Research and Quality Improvement, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Lawrence Karlin

Lawrence Ira Karlin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Neurosurgeons

Edward Robert Smith, MD

Edward Robert Smith, MD

Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program; Associate, Department of Neurosurgery; R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Scellig Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Scellig S. D. Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Neurosurgical Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program; Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Katie Pricola Fehnel, MD

Katie Pricola Fehnel, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistants

Kate Harpin, PA

Kate Harpin, PA

Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Center

Nurse Practitioners

Deb Cranford

Deborah Cranford, BN, RN

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Center
Paula Desisto

Paula DeSisto-McElhiney, RN, BSN, CPN

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Center