C. Philip Toussaint, MD, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the College of Charleston followed by a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Following a general surgery internship, he completed a six-year neurosurgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. While at Loyola, he received additional training in complex spine surgery. He also completed a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn. Dr. Toussaint is a Major in the Army Reserves and has served in the military since 2004. He is an active member in both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His special interests include the surgical management of spine and peripheral nerve disorders, which include degenerative spine disease, spine trauma, thoracic outlet syndrome, nerve entrapment syndromes (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, common peroneal tarsal tunnel), nerve injury and tumors of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.