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New Medical Director of Radiosurgery Joins Baptist Health



Baptist Health International is proud to announce that neurosurgeon Harold J. Pikus, M.D., has joined the neurosurgery group of Baptist Health Neuroscience Center and Baptist Health Medical Group.  Dr. Pikus is now medical director of Baptist Health Neuroscience Center's radiosurgery program, which includes gamma knife, and is chief of neurosurgery at Doctors Hospital.

Dr. Pikus brings to our community a wealth of academic and clinical experience in the area of radiosurgery, said Jack Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., corporate vice president for Baptist Health Medical Group. Under the leadership of Dr. Pikus, the radiosurgery program that includes gamma knife at Doctors Hospital will continue to offer the spectrum of treatments for patients with brain tumors.

With the addition of Dr. Pikus, we are going to promote standardization to continue to ensure the highest quality of care for patients who require specialized neurological treatment, said Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., medical director of Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Pikus was on staff at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.  Dr. Pikus received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and his graduate from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, where he also received a teaching fellowship award. He completed a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, culminating as chief resident in neurosurgery.

Dr. Pikes research has been published extensively in medical journals and text books. He has presented findings and taught courses at numerous national physician education meetings. He is past editor of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons website, past editor of the Circle of Willis electronic newsletter and the past scientific program chair for the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery.