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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies (including intraoperative MRI and MEG technologies) in order to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Patients will find personalized care provided by multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific neurosurgical diseases in this world-class neurosurgical department. 

All administrative and clinical inquiries should be directed to Dr. Philippe Mercier, Division Director, at philippe.mercier@health.slu.edu.

Faculty

Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D.

Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. - On sabbatical
Chair, Division of Neurological Surgery
Professor


Richard D. Bucholz, M.D., FACS

Richard D. Bucholz, M.D., FACS
Professor


Jeroen Coppens, M.D.

Jeroen Coppens, M.D.
Associate Professor


Joanna Kemp, M.D.

Joanna Kemp, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Tobias Mattei, M.D.

Tobias Mattei, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Philippe Mercier M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC

Philippe Mercier M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Division Director of Neurological Surgery


Advanced Practice Providers

Joann Benn

Joann Benn
Nurse Practitioner
Saint Louis University Hospital


Laura Michler

Laura Michler
Nurse Practitioner
Saint Louis University Hospital


Anne Gildehaus
Nurse Practitioner
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Richard Rieth, RN, MSN,FNP-C
Saint Louis University Hospital

Jodi Walsh, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Saint Louis University Hospital

Clinical Nurses

Julie Levya
Nurse Clinician for Drs. Mercier, Bucholz, Coppens
Saint Louis University Hospital

Kelly North-Lepsky
Nurse Clinician for Drs. Mercier, Kemp
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Administrative Assistants

Virginia Wamser
Program Coordinator

Cheryl Tharp
Administrative Secretary

Shamekia Williams

Shamekia Williams
Medical Secretary


Loren Owens

Loren Owens
Medical Secretary