D. Scott Basham, ACNP, MSN, RNFA, CNOR

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Nurse Practitioner

Areas of expertise – advanced nursing care for patients with spine disorders (herniated discs, back pain, trauma) and brain disorders (tumors, aneurysms, head injury); first assist in neurological surgery; preoperative physicals and testing; patient education; postoperative follow up

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  • Undergraduate: B.S., Nursing, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1997
  • Graduate: M.S., Adult Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, 2001


  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Registered Nurse First Assistant
  • Additional certifications: Ohio Paramedic Instructor, Basic Trauma Life Support Instructor, Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Nurse Practitioner, 2001-present
  • University of Cincinnati: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology, 2002-present; Adjunct Faculty, Center for Prehospital Care, 1995-present
  • The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati: Neurosurgical Nurse Clinician, 1992-2001; Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 1989-1992; Cardiovascular Recovery Room Nurse, 1985-1989
  • Hamilton County S.W.A.T. Team: Medic, 1995-2001
  • Delhi Township Fire Department: Fire Fighter/Paramedic, 1991-2000
  • U.S. Army Reserves: Retired Major

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Operating Room Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

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