Meet Our Doctors

When you or a loved one needs surgery for a brain or spine condition, it can feel overwhelming. You want experts you can trust. At Rochester Regional Health, we’ve brought together a team of the most experienced and highly regarded neurosurgeons in the region.


Paul Maurer, MD Chief of Neurosurgery at Unity Hospital, discusses changes to the cervical spine as we age that can cause significant pain and how we approach diagnosis.

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James Maxwell, MD Chief of Neurosurgery at Rochester General Hospital, describes lumbar disc herniation and the criteria for surgery.

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Anthony Petraglia, MD explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for lumbar disc disease. 

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Patrick Reid, MD explains what a meningioma is, the symptoms it may cause and method to treatment.

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Matthew Dashnaw, PharmD, MD provides an explanation of spinal stenosis and available treatment options. 

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