Physicians with Gamma Knife Treatment Privileges

These physicians have completed the Elekta Gamma Knife training course, underwent documented proctoring for at least 3 cases (or met prior case volume experience requirements), and were approved for Gamma Knife Privileges by the Gamma Knife Oversight Committee and William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Credentialing & Qualifications (C & Q) Committee.

Neurosurgeons

Picture of Doctor Diaz Fernando G. Diaz, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, MHSI Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC
Dr. Diaz is a graduate of Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He is a Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Wayne State University. His specialties include aneurysms, strokes, microsurgery, cervical spine reconstruction, cerebrovascular surgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Diaz is recognized world wide for his treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular disease of the head and neck.

Picture of Doctor Johnson Robert R. Johnson II, M.D.
Neurosurgeon, MHSI Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC
Dr. Johnson graduated from West Virginia University and completed his neurosurgery residency at Wayne State University. He is the Chief, Neurological Surgery at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Voluntary Faculty, Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Johnson specializes in general neurosurgery with a concentration in surgical procedures in the treatment of epilepsy.

Picture of Doctor Junn Frederick Junn, M.D.
Dr. Junn graduated from the University of Western Ontario and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Toronto. He completed a stereotactic and functional neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Junn's clinical interests are movement disorders, general neurosurgery, complex spine disorders and peripheral nerve injuries.

Picture of Doctor Michael Daniel B. Michael, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon, MHSI Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC
Dr. Michael is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Michael specializes in the surgical treatment of injuries to the brain and spine. His recent research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of injuries to the central nervous system. Dr. Michael is actively involved in medial ethics and is on the Cardinal's Medical Morals Committee of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Picture of Doctor Olson Ricky Olson, M.D.
Dr. Olson graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Olson is the current Chief of Neurosurgery at St. John Macomb Hospital. His primary specialty is neurological surgery.

Picture of Doctor Pieper Daniel R. Pieper, M.D.
Neurosurgeon, MHSI Michigan Head & Spine Institute, PC
Dr. Pieper graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. He then went on to train with Michael DeBakey, M.D. at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he went on to complete his neurosurgical training. He is appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University and the director of the neurosurgery training program His specialties include the treatment of cerebrovascular, skull base and craniofacial surgery. He is one of the leading authorities in the treatment of tumors affecting hearing.

Picture of Doctor Zakalik Karol Zakalik, M.D.
Dr. Zakalik graduated from University of Michigan Hospitals. He completed his residency at University of Vermont, University of Colorado. His fellowship was completed at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Zakalik specializes in neurosurgery. He treats brain tumors, spinal disorders, lumbar disks, cervical disks and pinched nerves.

Picture of Doctor Zamorano Lucia Zamorano, M.D.
Founder of Michigan Brain & Spine Surgery Center and Neurosurgical Practice - Lucia Zamorano, MD, PLC.
Dr. Zamorano received her Medical Degree from the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. She received her postgraduate Residency training in General Surgery and Neurological Surgery at Catholic University Clinical Hospital, Santiago, Chile. She received a fellowship by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst and she completed a Neurosurgery Fellowship at the Freie University of Berlin, Germany and at Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Detroit, MI. She is appointed Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Her specialties include brain tumors (glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytoma, low grade astrocytoma, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors) stereotaxis, epilepsy surgery, radiosurgery, Gamma Knife, robotics, Computer Assisted Surgery, vascular malformations, brachytherapy, endoscopy, minimally invasive spine surgery, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, movement disorders, and laser surgery.

Otologists

Picture of Doctor Bojrab Dr. Dennis I. Bojrab
Dr. Bojrab received his Medical Degree from the University of Indiana, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. His residency was completed at the University of Indiana. He performed his general surgery training at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, prior to completing his Otolaryngology training at Indiana University at Indianapolis. His training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery was at the prestigious Otology Group, Nashville, Tennessee associated with Vanderbilt University. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Wayne State University, Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan EAR Institute, Medical Director, Skull Base Surgery, Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI and the Chairman of Otolaryngology William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. His specialties include the evaluation and management of the patient afflicted with dizziness, treatment of chronic ear infections, hearing restoration surgery, medical and surgical treatment of facial nerve disorders and skull base tumors.

Picture of Doctor Kartush Dr. Jack M. Kartush
Dr. Kartush received his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and completed a two-year general surgical residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, followed by a four-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan. He remained at the University for fellowship training in otology and neurotology. He is a Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Wayne State University, President of the Michigan EAR Institute, Medical Director, Otology and Neurotology, Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI. and a Staff Otologist at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. His specialties include acoustic tumors, nerve monitoring and patient safety.

Radiation Oncologists

Picture of Doctor Chen Peter Y. Chen, M.D., F.A.C.R., is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his Radiation Oncology residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan. He also completed a residency in Internal Medicine and training in Allergy-Immunology. He is a Professor for the Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine, along with being the Chair of the Head and Neck Tumor Board at Beaumont, Royal Oak and the Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in May 2011. His clinical areas are breast, genitourinary, central nervous system (including Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery), head and neck, lymphoma and pediatric cancer as well as brachytherapy. His research interests include breast, head and neck, central nervous system and prostate cancer.

Picture of Doctor Antonucci J. Vito Antonucci, M.D., earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Tufts, Dr. Antonucci was selected to the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Antonucci completed his Internship and Radiation Oncology Residency program at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Following his residency, Dr. Antonucci was a faculty member of the Radiation Oncology staff at William Beaumont Hospitalfor three years.Currently, Dr. Antonucci is a member of the Radiation Oncology Division of Michigan Healthcare Professionals (MHP)/21st Century Oncology. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). His clinical areas are Central Nervous System (including Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery), Head & Neck, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Genitourinary, and Breast Cancers. He is also trained in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy. Office locations include Pontiac, Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, Macomb, and Botsford.

Picture of Doctor Grills Inga S. Grills, M.D. graduated from the Wright State University School of Medicine (Dayton, Ohio) with Honors in 1999. She completed residency in Radiation Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital, becoming a staff member in 2004, is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and became Director of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program in 2008. She is an Associate Professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Director of the Extra-Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SBRT) Program, and Associate Director of the Gamma Knife Center at Beaumont. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters, predominantly in the areas of lung, breast, and central nervous system malignancies and has served as the Principal Investigator of over 40 research studies at Beaumont, including the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium (MROQC). She serves as a faculty member for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and steering committee member for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). She is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise in the field, particularly for advancing lung cancer radiotherapy. Although diverse in her practice, her clinical areas of expertise are in the management of thoracic (lung (including SBRT), esophagus, lymphoma), central nervous system (including stereotactic radiosurgery and Gamma Knife), and breast (including Partial Breast Irradiation/brachytherapy) malignancies, as well as sarcoma.

Picture of Doctor Krauss Daniel J. Krauss, M.D. is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital. He is an Attending Physician at Beaumont, Royal Oak. His clinical areas are head and neck, central nervous system (including Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery), genitourinary, lung, breast cancer and brachytherapy. His research interests include breast, gynecologic and prostate cancer.

Picture of Doctor Fontanesi James Fontanesi, M.D. is a graduate of the American University School of Medicine and completed his residency at West Coast Cancer Foundation/St. Mary's Hospital (San Francisco) with a fellowship at the University of California, Davis. His clinical areas are lung, breast, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, head and neck, pediatric, gynecological, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, lymphoma, skin cancers, brachytherapy and Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. His research interests include neutron brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and macular degeneration.