Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons - Officers

Jason Heth, MD

Dr. Jason Heth is a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Dr. Heth specializes in skull base tumors, brain tumors and complex cranial reconstruction. Dr. Heth also does research into the treatment of gliomas and brain metastasis. Dr. Heth lives with his wife in Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan

1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(248) 936-7010

Sandeep Mittal, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Vice President

Dr. Mittal is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute. His areas of expertise are in the surgical management of patients with medically-refractory epilepsy and those with complex brain tumors located in eloquent brain regions (e.g. motor cortex, speech and language centers). He is the Co-Director of the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and the Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mittal’s prominent clinical presence reinforces his commitment to maintain an active research program. He is director of the NIH-funded Translational Neurosurgery Research Lab. An accomplished educator and well-funded research scientist, Dr. Mittal has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons.

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center

4160 John R.
Suite 930
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 966-5007

Lynda J-S Yang, MD, PhD


Dr. Yang is a general neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan Health System, sub-specializing in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery. She also serves as the Director of the Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Program. She received her medical and doctoral research training through the NIH-Medical Scientist Training Program at the Johns Hopkins School of medicine. Dr. Yang's research interests currently involve the structuring of evidence-based practice and research in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery. Her projects have focused on epidemiology studies and clinical outcomes to derive the best evidence to guide treatment for adult and pediatric brachial plexus palsies. Dr. Yang is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons and currently serves as the Chairperson for the AANS/CNS Peripheral Nerve Division. Additionally, she is the chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Neurological Devices in the Center for Devises and Radiological Health of the FDA.

University of Michigan

TC3552, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5338

(734) 936-5017

Robert R. Johnson, MD
Immediate Past-President

Dr. Johnson is a staff neurosurgeon with the MHSI Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC as well as the chief of neurological surgery at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Johnson specializes in general neurosurgery with a concentration in surgical procedures in the treatment of epilepsy. He was recently selected to participate in advanced epilepsy research. Dr. Johnson will focus on the surgical removal of the lesions known to cause epilepsy. Research has found that surgical removal or placement of a vagal nerve stimulator is superior to drug treatment in some types of epilepsy.

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

29275 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48034

Address: 3552 Taubman Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive | SPC 5338 | Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734.936.5776

Email: Amy McAlister, atopolew@med.umich.edu

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