HCN Providers Learn from Renowned Neurosurgeons

Nationally recognized neurosurgeons Dr. John Kuluz and Dr. John Ragheb of Miami Children’s Hospital spoke to more than 40 Healthcare Network of SWFL providers last night as part of the network’s continuous efforts to keep its doctors on the leading edge.  The topic of the presentation was pediatric concussions. “This was a great and rare educational opportunity for our providers,” said Dr. Scott Needle, pediatrician and Healthcare Network’s vice president of medical staff affairs. “We are fortunate to have forward thinking community partnerships that directly contribute to the quality of care we provide our patients.”

The presentation was made possible through Healthcare Network’s relationship with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, who arranged the presentation especially for the network and who will also be providing Continuing Medical Education credit for providers who attended.

“We applaud what Healthcare Network is doing to make quality healthcare accessible to everyone and so we are happy to share our educational resources with them,” said Emad Salman, M.D., medical director of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

ABOUT DR. JOHN KULUZ Dr. John KuluzDr. John Kuluz is the Director of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Rehab at Miami Children’s Hospital.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the care of children with brain injuries, having published extensively on the subject and served as a principal investigator for more than a dozen studies related to spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury.  Dr. Kuluz received his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, completed his residency at the University of Florida School of Medicine/Shands Teaching Hospital and concluded a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Moffit-Long Hospital, University of California, San Fransisco. While at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center he served as an associate professor of pediatrics, attending physician in the Pediatric ICU specializing in neurocritical care, Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Research Laboratory and Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Dr. John RaghebABOUT DR. JOHN RAGHEB Dr. John Ragheb is a renowned neurosurgeon who leads the neurosurgical team at Miami Children’s Brain Institute.   He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Dr. Ragheb was trained in neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the New York University Medical Center. He is board certified, a well-published author on the subjects of intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord, pediatric traumatic brain injury, and pediatric epilepsy surgery and is an extraordinary humanitarian, creating a program to treat hydrocephalus in Haitian children under the sponsorship of Project Medishare.