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Donald P. Atkins, M.D.
Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons

OFFICE ADDRESS:

V. Benson Medical Office Building
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., Suite 301
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Office: 210 477-1956
FAX: 210 477-1965

 

 

VISION STATEMENT:

I will treat all patients in a timely, respectful, honest and humble manner.   I will strive to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering of those individuals with spinal and neurosurgical pathology.   Without prejudice or undue influence, I will utilize the most appropriate modern spinal technologies to achieve that end.

SUBSPECIALTY INTERESTS:

Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
Minimally Invasive Spinal Technologies and Surgical Approaches
Spinal Tumors Spinal Deformity, "Failed Back" Syndrome
Adult Scoliosis

APPOINTMENTS & HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Methodist Hospitals of San Antonio
North Central and St Lukes Baptist Hospitals
The Spine Hospital of South Texas
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
2002-present

PAST APPOINTMENTS AND MILITARY SERVICE:

Major, US Army Medical Corps, Chief of Neurosurgery, BAMC
1999-2003

GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

The University of Tennessee- Memphis - Semmes-Murphey Clinic Neurosurgery Residency Training Program 1994-99

Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Surgical Internship 1993-94

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

Georgetown University School of Medicine   1989-93
MD 1993

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Neurological Surgery
September 1988, #8870


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

The University of Texas at Austin   1985-89
BA Economics 1989

NEUROSURGERY BOARDS

 


PART 1:

Taken and Passed 1995

PART 2:

Taken and Passed May 2002

CURRENT LICENSURE:

Texas - K9999

ORGANIZATIONS:

American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section of Spinal Surgery, AANS/CNS, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, University of the Texas Ex-Student AssociationGardner Child III Award
Department of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School, 1979

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Infundibuloneurohypophysitis in Children: A Report of Two Cases.   Pediatric Neurosurgery 1999; 30:267-71.

Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma in Kaye and Black Operative Neurosurgery , 2000

Hypothalamic Inflammatory Disorders:   Presentation at AANS Pediatric Section 1997

CPA Tumors:   Poster for AANS Meeting 1998

Arnold Chiari Malformation:   Poster for AANS Meeting 1999

Spine Trauma: Presentation at Military Trauma Symposium 2000

Retrospective Study of Semi-constrained vs Constrained Anterior Cervical Plating Systems:   Poster for AANS Spine Section 2003

Kyphoplasty Applications:   Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons 2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Clinical Instructor of residents in training: Brooke Army Medical Center and the University of Texas at San Antonio   1999-2003

MAST (Minimal Access Technology) Course, MERI Memphis, TN   2003-present

International Course for Minimally Invasive Surgery, MERI Memphis, TN   2004

IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy) Course, BAMC, 2002

Kyphoplasty Training Instructor, San Antonio, TX 2005


CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS:

Co-investigator, Kyphoplasty for Metastatice Lesions
Co-investigator, Kyphoplasty and Pulmonary Functions
Co-investigator, Clinical Trial Spinal Concepts Coda Device for lumbar interbody fusion - Brooke Army Medical Center
Co-investigator, Randomized Trial of Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Brooke Army Medical Center

 

CLINICAL COURSE CERTIFICATIONS:

Charite Total Disc Arthroplasty
MAST Course (Faculty)
IDET Course (Faculty)
Gamma Knife Course
Kyphon inflatable Balloon Tamp Technology
Sextant Percutaneous Pedicle Screw
IDET Percutaneous Electrothermal Therapy Treatment
American Osteomedix Vertebroplasty
BAK Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Stealth Frameless Stereotaxy
MED Microendoscopic Discectomy
Midas Rex

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