Lansing Neurosurgery Physician Reflects on Tenure as President of the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons

Lansing, MichiganJune 21, 2012 – With the successful completion of a busy two-year term as President of The Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS), Lansing Neurosurgery Surgeon and President, Christopher Abood, MD, reflected on the accomplishments of the organization during his tenure. “During a time of dramatic change across all of health care over these past two years, MANS was able to serve as a strong advocate for Neurosurgeons across the state of Michigan, advancing the profession while working to protect both patient rights and physicians’ ability to meet the needs of their patients. In addition, we were able to further the causes of MANS and streamline the important business functions of the organization.”

A Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Abood is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and is a member of the faculty in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. Dr. Abood also serves on the Sparrow Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The purpose of The Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons is to provide a statewide and national forum for the discussion, consideration, and proposals of action designed to improve the overall quality of care to patients in need of Neurological Surgery. Issues challenging the organization during these past two years have included neurosurgical resource allocation to adequately provide trauma coverage across the state of Michigan; physician – hospital alignment for the new coming realities of health care in our nation; and addressing insurance antitrust issues in Michigan.

Contact:
David Corteville, Lansing Neurosurgery
(517) 337-3080