Nicholas F. Tsourmas, M.D. (Retired)

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Specialty Training:
1979 - 1983 - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, George Washington University, Washington, DC
1978 – 1979 – Internal Medicine Internship, Penn State University Hershey Medical School, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Education:
1974 - 1978 - Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
1973 - 1974 – School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
1969 - 1973 – BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Privileges:
Austin Surgical Hospital
Brackenridge Hospital
Central Park Surgery Center
Seton Hospital
St. David’s Hospital

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Special Appointments:
1994 – Present - Texas Mutual Insurance Company Medical Director
2000 – Present - St. David’s Medical Executive Committee
2000 – 2005 - St. David’s Orthopaedic Department Chairman

Hobbies:
Enjoys biking and running.

Brian L. Sullivan, M.D.

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Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Training:
1975 - 1978 - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
1974 - 1975 – Orthopaedic Surgery Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,Texas

Education:
1970 - 1973 - Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
1960 - 1970 - BA Chemistry, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

Privileges:
Austin Surgical Hospital
North Austin Medical Center
Brackenridge Hospital
Central Park Surgery Center
Seton Hospital
Smithville Memorial Hospital
St. David’s Hospital
Lakeside Hospital
Westlake Medical Center
Seton Northwest Surgical Center
Cedar Park Medical Center
South Austin Surgery Center

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Orthopaedic Association

Foreign Language:
Spanish

Volunteer Work:
Community Clinic

Hobbies:
Enjoys sports, running, reading and traveling.

Theodore Spinks, M.D.

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Dr. Theodore Spinks received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and his medical degree from Columbia University. After finishing his neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, he completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then became an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 2009 he returned to his home state as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery for Texas A&M University and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery for Scott and White Memorial Hospital.

In 2010 Dr. Spinks joined the faculty at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the Seton Family of Hospitals. He brings with him an expertise in spine surgery, including both minimally invasive and complex spine techniques. He also focuses on minimally invasive intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Dell/Seton Concussion Program and on the Texas Medical Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Student Athlete Concussions. He is a member of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society, the AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, and several other state and national organizations.

Current areas of research include minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques in the areas of spine, intracranial endoscopy, and transnasal endoscopy, as well as research in the areas of sports injury and concussion.

Manish V. Patel, M.D.

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Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery

Specialty Training:
2000 – 2001 – Hand Fellowship with David P.Green, M.D., The Hand Center, San Antonio, Texas
1996 – 2000 - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of California, Los Angeles, California
1995 – 1996 - Orthopaedic Surgery Internship, of California, Los Angeles, California

Education:
1991 - 1995 - Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
1987-1991 - BA Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Privileges:
Austin Surgical Hospital
Brackenridge Hospital
Central Park Surgery Center
All Seton Hospitals
All St. David’s Hospitals
Stonegate Surgery Center
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital
Hill Country Surgery Center

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
Williamson County Medical Society
Texas Orthopaedic Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Honors:
Valedictorian, The University of Texas 1991
Junior AOA Honor Society- given to top 3 students at Baylor College of Medicine

Hobbies:
Enjoys basketball, golf and traveling.

Stephen M. Norwood, M.D. (Retired)

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Specialty Training:
1983-1987 Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

Education:
1999 Certificate of Medical Management--Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1978-1982 Doctor of Medicine--University of Texas Southwestern Medical School,
Dallas, Texas
1974 – 1978 BA Biology-- Rice University, Houston, Texas

Privileges:
Austin Surgical Hospital, Austin, Texas
Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, Texas
South Austin Surgery Center, Austin, Texas
San Marcos Surgery Center, San Marcos, Texas

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Texas Orthopaedic Association
Texas Society of Sports Medicine

Special Appointments:
2000-2005 Board of Councilors—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2005 -2006 President—Texas Orthopaedic Association
2004-2005 Legislative Chairman—Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society
2003-2009 Worker's Compensation Committee--Texas Medical Association
1993-2005 Team Physician –Texas State University
1998 President--Hays-Caldwell-Blanco County Medical Society
2004 Super Doctor–Texas Monthly
2005 Guide to America’s Top Physicians

Hobbies:
Enjoys traveling, golf, running, music, and reading.