Neurosurgeon

Melvin Field, MD

Medical School:
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Residency:
  • Neurological Surgery – (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)
Specialty:
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery (for brain tumors, pituitary tumors and various spinal disorders)
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgical Management of neurovascular compression syndromes (including Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm)
Biographical Sketch

Melvin Field, MD, Surgical Director of Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, believes that to be a top physician you must possess a genuine desire to improve yourself every day. By pioneering innovative neuroscience procedures, researching new technology and therapies, instructing international forums for advanced minimally invasive techniques, and leading our Neuroscience Institute to adopt new advancement in technology, it’s obvious why Dr. Field is internationally considered a top physician.

In both treating patients and conducting research, Dr. Field looks to innovative technology and the expert team of passionate surgeons, pathologists and nurses working alongside him to provide each patient the highest level of care. He specializes in minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery, Gamma Knife Stereotactic radiosurgery, complex spinal surgery and surgical management of neurovascular compression syndromes. Through ongoing research, Dr. Field seeks better treatments for elite athletes through improved management of sports-related concussion, and faster, safer recovery from spinal surgery. He also seeks a better understanding of the biomechanics of golf-related spinal disorders.

While these cutting-edge technologies, techniques and advancements are impressive; Dr. Field is the first to say that understanding patients’ needs and fears can improve surgery success and recover. He spends as much time as possible getting to know his patients, answering questions and quelling fears. Each patient is different, and each deserves the best care for his or her needs. Combining his advanced skill set and caring leadership, Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute remains a pacesetter in neuroscience health care, providing the most advanced treatments and compassionate care available.

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Neurosurgeon

Melvin Field, MD

Education

Medical School:
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Residency:
  • Neurological Surgery – (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)
Specialty:
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery (for brain tumors, pituitary tumors and various spinal disorders)
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Surgical Management of neurovascular compression syndromes (including Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm)
Specialty Certified:
  • Neurological Surgery – (American Board of Neurological Surgery)

Achievements

Awards and Honors:
  • Outstanding Scientific Paper Presentation Award, “Minimally Invasive Approaches to Sellar and Suprasellar Tumors” – Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Negril, Jamaica
  • Best in Care, Florida Hospital Adventist Health Systems
  • Top Doctor, Orlando Magazine
  • BrainLAB Community Neurosurgery Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans
  • Top Ten Abstracts – Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans
  • Orlando Business Journal Community Outreach Hero
  • Economic Development Commission Schwartz Industry Innovation – Award – For FH InnovatOR Suite development
Professional Societies:
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, (1997 – Current)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (1996 – Current)
  • American College of Sports Medicine, (2003 – Current)
  • North American Spine Society
  • Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons, (2004 – Current)
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Working Group, (2007 – Current)
  • Florida Citrus Sports Organization, (2008 – Current)
  • Florida Neuro-Oncology Consortium, (2006 – Current)
  • The Medical Study Club of Orlando, (2006 – Current)
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology, (2006 – Current)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, (2007 – Current)
  • Tumor Section, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (2008 – Current)
  • Florida Concussion Task Force, (2010 – Current)
  • North American Skull Base Society, (2011 – Current)
  • Hemifacial Spasm Association , (2012 – Current)
Professional Appointments:
  • Attending Staff – Florida Hospital Health System, Florida Hospital Orlando, (2003 – Current)
  • Attending Staff – Orlando Regional Health System
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center, (2003 – Current)
  • CEO & President – Callosum Enterprises, (2006 – 2008)
  • Board Member – Backworks, LLC, (2005 – Current)
  • Partner-Board Member – Orlando neurosurgery, LLC, (2005 – Current)
  • Research Consultant – Engineering Acoustics, Inc., (2008 – 2009)
  • Research Consultant – Medtronic Corporation, Inc. Image Guided Navigation and Endoscopy Division, (2008 – 2009)
  • Research Consultant – VisionSense, Inc., (2009)
  • Advisory Council – Stryker Neuro, (2010)
  • Research Consultant – Stryker Corp., (2011 – Current)
  • Consultant – ISTO Technologies, (2011)
  • Project Consultant – IMRIS Inc., SYMBIS IDE, (2013)
Academic Appointments:
  • Associate Professor – University of Central Florida Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, (2006 – Current)
  • Associate Professor – University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, (2009 – Current)

Research

Research Project(s):
  • Isolation of Tumor Cells, Cancer Stem Cells and Human Neuronal Stem Cells from Human Brain Tumor Tissue with Analysis of Cancer Stem Cell Marker Expression in Cellular Differentiation and Self-renewal. PI Florida Hospital / UCF IRB
  • A09A-T025 TITLE: Non-invasive assay to discriminate between mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Consultant (PI: IRB approved FIT, US Army funded pilot grant (PI: Bruce Mortimer Ph.D. and Frank M. Webbe, Ph.D.)
  • FMRI and Sports-Related Concussion. Consultant (PI: Mark Lovell, PhD) National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Publication(s):
  • Abla AA, Maroon JC, Lochhead R, Sonntag VKH, Maroon A, Field M; “Return to Golf after Spine Surgery”; J Neurosurg: Spine, 14(1):23-30, 2011
Abstract:
  • Melvin Field, “The Future of NeuroRobotics in Neurological Surgery” 40th Annual Scientific Conference of the Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons, Cancun, Mexico; November 6-8, 2013

Biographical Sketch

Melvin Field, MD, Surgical Director of Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, believes that to be a top physician you must possess a genuine desire to improve yourself every day. By pioneering innovative neuroscience procedures, researching new technology and therapies, instructing international forums for advanced minimally invasive techniques, and leading our Neuroscience Institute to adopt new advancement in technology, it’s obvious why Dr. Field is internationally considered a top physician.

In both treating patients and conducting research, Dr. Field looks to innovative technology and the expert team of passionate surgeons, pathologists and nurses working alongside him to provide each patient the highest level of care. He specializes in minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery, Gamma Knife Stereotactic radiosurgery, complex spinal surgery and surgical management of neurovascular compression syndromes. Through ongoing research, Dr. Field seeks better treatments for elite athletes through improved management of sports-related concussion, and faster, safer recovery from spinal surgery. He also seeks a better understanding of the biomechanics of golf-related spinal disorders.

While these cutting-edge technologies, techniques and advancements are impressive; Dr. Field is the first to say that understanding patients’ needs and fears can improve surgery success and recover. He spends as much time as possible getting to know his patients, answering questions and quelling fears. Each patient is different, and each deserves the best care for his or her needs. Combining his advanced skill set and caring leadership, Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute remains a pacesetter in neuroscience health care, providing the most advanced treatments and compassionate care available.