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Two New Physicians Join Lakeland Neuroscience Center
Aug 2, 2017 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – Lakeland Health is pleased to welcome two new neuroscience physicians who will care for patients with an array of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves. Neurohospitalist, Paul Wasielewski, MD, will treat patients admitted to Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Neurosurgeon, Rafeek Woods, MD, will see patients alongside Christian Sikorski, MD, at Lakeland Neurosurgery, located at 3950 Hollywood Rd Suite 210, in St Joseph.

Prior to joining Lakeland Health, Dr. Wasielewski worked for CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. Dr. Wasielewski attended the University of Michigan Medical School and fulfilled his residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Neurology. In addition, he completed two fellowships – one in Movement Disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and another in Vascular Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wasielewski is certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and holds certification through the National Board of Medical Examiners.

1164712600_WoodsDr. Woods completed his six-year neurological surgery residency and minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California where he also earned his medical degree. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology, graduating magna cum laude, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Dr. Woods is extensively published, most notably for his work on biomechanical properties of upper cervical spine injuries, which was recently published in Neurosurgery journal. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 

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