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Our Back Pain Team

To make an appointment 24 hours a day, call 678-312-2002, or schedule online.
 

Neurosurgeons at the Back Pain Center

Robert E. Ayer, MDRobert E. Ayer, MD

Dr. Ayer is a neurosurgeon at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, and is board-certified in neurosurgery. He completed medical school at Boston University School and residency at Loma Linda University. He completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery at the University of California, Irvine, where he also served as clinical instructor. He also did a Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Ayer has published numerous articles on stroke and brain injury, plus articles on the clinical management of subarachnoid hemorrhage, spine trauma and spinal cord injuries. For his efforts, Loma Linda University elected him to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, recognizing excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.
 

Bethwel Raore, MDBethwel Raore, MD

Dr. Raore is a neurosurgeon at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates with expertise in neurosurgical oncology, brain and spine trauma and complex spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and completed his internship and neurological surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

He completed further training in Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also completed a research fellowship in spinal cord therapeutics delivery, leading to an FDA approval for the first U.S. study of intraspinal stem cell transplantation in Lou Gehrig’s disease. He has published numerous articles in various disciplines within Neuroscience.

He was an assistant professor at the Clinical Neuroscience Institute for Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Raore has been inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Dr. Raore views his patients as an extension of his own family and treats them as such. He is passionate about providing care and stays involved in international medical missions.

He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in team sports.
 

Dave J. Seecharan, MDDave J. Seecharan, MD

Dr. Seecharan is a neurosurgeon at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, and is board-certified in Neurosurgery. His medical degree is from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and his internship and neurological surgery residency were at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Seecharan has authored several book chapters on the surgical management of brain tumors as well as spinal cord injury. He also has extensive background in basic neuroscience research with published articles concerning neurogenetics and neuroplasticity.

 

Physician Assistants at the Back Pain Center


Michael Brockett, PA-C, MSMichael Brockett, PA-C, MS

Michael is a board certified physician assistant at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. He received degrees from the University of Maine and then graduated with honors from the Hofstra University physician assistant program.

He has worked as a neurosurgical physician assistant his entire career, including time at two of Boston’s top teaching hospitals, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He remains active in PA education and served as a preceptor at Tufts University.


Benjamin Lee, PA-CBenjamin Lee, PA-C

Benjamin is a board certified physician assistant at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. He has a degree in Exercise Science and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the South University in Savannah, GA. His clinical rotations include emergency medicine, bariatric surgery and neurosurgery.  Benjamin brings to the practice specialized experience in orthotics and prosthetics, and he is fluent in Korean. 

 

 

 

Make an Appointment with a Certified Back Pain Specialist 

We look forward to seeing you at the Back Pain Center. We accept walk-ins without an appointment, but there may be a wait. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

To make an appointment 24 hours a day, call 678-312-2002, or schedule online.