Melvin D. Whitfield, MD
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Current Leadership Position
Section Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Holy Cross Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Notable Work Experience
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Neurosurgery - Weston, FL (2004-2007)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Neurosurgery - Cleveland, OH (1998-2004)
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Residency, Neurosurgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH (1975-1981)
Internship, Surgery - Methodist Hospital of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN (1975-1976)
Indiana University School of Medicine - M.D. - Indianapolis, IN (1975)
Indiana State University - B.S. - Terre Haute, IN (1969)
International College of Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Clarence Greene Neurosurgical Society: Charter Member
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Podichetty VK, Booher J, Whitfield M, Biscup RS. Assessment of Internet Use and Effects among Healthcare Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Postrad Med J. April 2006. 82:274-279.
Podichetty VK, Secie M, Whitfield M, Booher J, Biscup RS. Prescription Medication Use and Health Outcomes in Patients with Back Pain. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 2007.
Gross JA, Whitfield MD. Wavelength Dependence of Electron Flow and Oxygen Evolution in Isolated Chloroplasts: A Possible Role for Carotenoids. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol 40(5); 1970: 1216-1223.
Siaktotos AN, Pennington K, Whitfield MD. Procedures for the Mass Isolation of Pure Lipofuscin from Human heart and Liver. Biochemical Medicine, Vol 7, 22.
Steinmetz MP, Warbel A, Whitfield MD, Bingaman W. Preliminary Experience with the DOC Dynamic Cervical Implant with Cervical Spondylosis with or without Myelopathy: A Review of 56 Cases. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Vol 97(3); 2002.
Branch P, Whitfield MD. Chapter 35. Spine Surgery II.
Podichetty VK, Booher J, Whitfield MD, Biscup RS. Assessment of Internet Use and Effects Among Healthcare Professionals. 2006 11th Worth Congress on Internet in Medicine (MEDNET '06). Toronto, Canada, October 16-18, 2006.
Podichetty VK, Nematbakhsh A, Toumbis D, Whitfield MD, Biscup RS, Isaacs RE. A Novel Technique for Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy using an Interbody Device. 2005 AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. March 9-15, 2005.
Podichetty VK, Spears J, Nematbakhsh A, Toumbis D, Whitfield MD, Biscup RS, Isaacs RE. ASA Class, Not Age, Predicts Complications after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. 2005 AANS Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 16-21, 2005.
Whitfield MD. Computerized Axial Tomography in the Diagnosis of Neurosurgical Lesions. Society Abstract, Exhibit at Indiana State Medical Association Meeting. Page 207. 1976.