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GAMMA KNIFE RADIOSURGERY TEAM
Neurosurgeons
 

Dr. Burke Dial

Burke Dial, M.D., Neurosurgeon, is the Medical Director for Palmetto Health Gamma Knife Center. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residencies at Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, Montreal Children's Hospital and the Institute of Neurology at the University of London. He is a diplomate at the American Board of Neurosurgery since 1983. Dr. Dial completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the Cromwell Hospital, Gamma Knife Centre in London and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since 1999. 
 

Burke H. Dial, MD
Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates
3 Medical Park, Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 434-8323

 

 Dr. James Brennan James Brennan, M.D., Neurosurgeon, graduated from Manhattan College in 1989. He received his medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He completed a general surgery internship and Neurosurgery residency at the University of Oklahoma . He also completed a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis and joined Florence Neurosurgery and Spine in July 2000. He completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the Cromwell Hospital, Gamma Knife Centre in London and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgey at the Gamma Knife Center since 2001. 
James J. Brennan, MD
Florence Neurosurgery & Spine
901 E. Cheves St., Suite 420
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 673-0122

Florence Neurosurgery and Spine

 Dr. Brett Gunter

Brett Gunter, M.D., Neurosurgeon, received his medical degree from the University of Alabama and completed his Neurological Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Gunter participated in Gamma Knife procedures during his residency and completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in October 1999.  He has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since 2000.

Brett Gunter, MD
Columbia Neurosurgical Assoc.
114 Gateway Blvd., Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 462-0423
 
 Dr. Artur Pacult

Artur Pacult, M.D., Neurosurgeon, graduated from Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Krakow, Poland receiving his medical degree in 1979. He completed one year of spinal cord injury research, then completed his general surgery internship and Neurosurgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Dr. Pacult joined the Neurology-Neurosurgery Clinic in Charleston, SC in 1988. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery since 1991. He completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Neurosurgery Department, Pittsburgh, PA. and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgey at the Gamma Knife Center since 2000.

Artur Pacult, MD
Neurology-Neurosurgery Clinic
125 Doughty Street, Suite 570
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 723-8967
 

 

   

Sharon W. Webb, M.D., Neurosurgeon, is Medical Director for Palmetto Health Richland Neurosurgical ICU and Co-Director of Palmetto Health Cerebrovascular Services. She received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship in Neurotrauma and Critical Care at the University of Tennessee and a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Webb is a member of the American Asssociation of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, the National Neurotrauma Society and the Neurocritical Care Society. She is board eligible in neurological surgery, and her special interests are neurotrauma, critical care, and vascular neurosurgery. 

Sharon W. Webb, MD
Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates
3 Medical Park, Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 434-8323

 

 Dr. Curtis Worthington

 

 

 

   

Curtis Worthington, M.D., Neurosurgeon, earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residencies at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He is a diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Worthington has been performing stereotactic radiosurgery for over a decade and is a charter member of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. He is also a member of the World Society for Stereotactice and Functional Radiosurgery and the American Epilepsy Society. He is the author of more than 20 scientific publications, many on stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Worthington has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since its opening in 1998.

Curtis Worthington, MD
Neurology-Neurosurgery Clinic
125 Doughty Street, Suite 570
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 723-8967

Radiation Oncologists
 
 Dr. Jim Boulware Jim Boulware, M.D., FACRO, Radiation Oncologist, is the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers in Columbia, SC.  He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his residencies at Emory/Grady, Atlanta, GA., and Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a Fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Boulware is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and principal investigator for RTOG research protocols at the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. He completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Neurosurgery Department and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since its opening in 1998.
Raleigh J. Boulware, MD
SC Oncology Associates
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 461-3452
 
South Carolina Oncology Associates
    

Ben Wright, M.D., FACRO, Radiation Oncologist, received his medical degree from the Medical University of SC in Charleston, SC, where he also completed his residencies. Dr. Wright is a Fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology and completed Principals and Practices of Gamma Knife Surgery at the University Hospital La Timone Gamma Knife Center in Marseille, France.  He has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since 2009.

Ben W. Wright, MD
SC Oncology Associates
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 461-3452
 
South Carolina Oncology Associates
 Medical Physicists

Hassan Alkhatib, PhD
SC Oncology Associates
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 461-3452

Hassaan Alkhatib, Ph.D., Medical Physicist, is the chief physicist at SC Oncology Associates, Columbia, SC. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota and completed his Medical Physics Residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Alkhatib is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Radiology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Physics and author/co-author of scientific publications. Dr. Alkhatib completed the advanced Leksell GammaPlan training course and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma Knife Center since 1999.

 

Bik Tsang, M.S., Medical Physicist, is a clinical physicist with SC Oncology Associates in Columbia, SC.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Masters degree in Medical Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Ms. Tsang completed the advanced Leksell GammaPlan training course and has been performing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the Gamma knife Center since 2005.

Bik Tsang, MS
SC Oncology Associates
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 461-3452
 

South Carolina Oncology Associates 

Nurses

  Debbie Joyner, R.N., Gamma Knife Nurse Manager, received her nursing degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC in 1975. She has more than thirty years full-time employment as a registered nurse in diverse work environments and has been the Gamma Knife Nurse Manager since the opening of the Gamma Knife Center in November, 1998. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery training was received at the HealthSouth/University of Alabama at Birmingham Gamma Knife Facility. 
Debbie Joyner, RN
Gamma Knife Center
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 434-3497
 
     Andrea Clark, R.N., Gamma Knife/Neuro Nurse, received her nursing degree from Mercy School of Nursing, Canton, Ohio in 1984. She has more than twenty years experience as a neurology/neurosurgery nurse and has been part of the Gamma Knife team since the opening of the Gamma Knife Center in November, 1998. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery training was received at the HealthSouth/University of Alabama at Birmingham Gamma Knife Facility.
Andrea Clark, RN
Gamma Knife Center
7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 434-3497