Dr. Ronald Warnick assumes expanded role at Mayfield Brain & Spine to manage care for patients with complex brain tumors
CINCINNATI – Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region's premier neurosurgery practice, announced a new medical position to effectively and efficiently manage the continuing care of patients with complex and malignant brain tumors.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ronald Warnick will expand on his clinical practice by assuming the role of Program Director of Radiosurgery and Neuro-Oncology. He will continue his important work of performing stereotactic radiosurgery procedures at Mayfield partner hospitals – providing patients the benefits of expertise built during his 31 years and more than 4,200 procedures.
In an expansion of his clinical practice, Dr. Warnick will lead the post-operative management of malignant and complex brain tumor patients, collaborating with oncology partners across the region. He will meet with appropriately selected patients to help guide their transition from surgery to radiation or chemotherapy.
"The bottom line is that brain tumor patients throughout the region can be confident they are in excellent hands with Mayfield leaders in the field," said Dr. Andrew Ringer, a fellow neurosurgeon and chairman of Mayfield Brain & Spine.
"Patients with malignant and complex brain tumors need to be assured that their care is coordinated as they move into radiation or chemotherapy, and this new commitment by Mayfield will help ensure that highest level of care," Dr. Warnick said. "Our partnership with the region's leading health systems provides a real opportunity to treat every brain tumor patient with a personalized care plan, thereby providing the highest level of neuro-oncology services at each of Mayfield's partner hospitals."
Dr. Warnick is a member of the Advisory Board for the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, a board member of the International Radiosurgery Research Foundation, a member of the Novalis Circle Expert Group and an editorial board member of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. Since 2016, he has served as co-director of the Gamma Knife Center at the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.
"This appointment provides another step in the ongoing development of a collaborative effort with local health systems with the goal of making Greater Cincinnati a leading destination for the diagnosis and treatment of complex brain tumors," said Dr. Vincent DiNapoli, a fellow Mayfield neurosurgeon and brain tumor specialist.
Founded in 1937, Mayfield has grown steadily to include four patient care offices around the region, 20 neurosurgeons and five Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or interventional pain specialists. As an independent practice, Mayfield neurosurgeons perform surgeries at TriHealth, Mercy Health, The Christ Hospital and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, as well as the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in Norwood.
About Mayfield Brain & Spine:
Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 30 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from more than 30 states in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.