South Florida’s Medical Experts: Dr. Frank Vrionis

Dr. Frank Vrionis (Photo by Paulette Martin)

Dr. Frank Vrionis is a board-certified neurosurgeon and serves as Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The former Chief of Neurosurgery at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Vrionis received his medical degree from the University of Athens School of Medicine where he graduated second in his class. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery a Tufts University and a fellowship in Skull-Base Surgery at the University of Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard and a PhD in Brain Tumor immunology from Duke University — widely regarded as one of the premier brain tumor programs in the world.

What types of neurosurgical issues do you most commonly treat?

Our highly accomplished faculty of nine neurologists and five neurosurgeons treat patients presenting with issues across the entire spectrum of brain and spinal disorders. I specialize in brain and spinal tumors, with an emphasis on complex and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as treating patients deemed to be quite challenging from an operative perspective.

What special services does Marcus Neuroscience Institute offer patients?

Another hallmark of the Institute is our ability to utilize the gold standard in neurologic and neurosurgical technology in the treatment of our patients. We have four dedicated operating rooms, one with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT. That translates to greater precision during surgery, reduced surgical time and enhanced patient safety.

What type of research have you conducted?

I have authored or co-authored three books on brain and spinal tumors and 150 abstracts and 100 publications in such prestigious peer-reviewed publications as the Journal of Neurosurgery, European Spine Journal and Lancet Oncology. The Institute has a burgeoning research component in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and other leading programs such as Duke University.

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