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Comprehensive Neurosurgery Staff

Executive Team

Ravish Patwardhan, M.D., Neurosurgeon and Director

Dr. Ravish Patwardhan, Founder and Director of the CNS Network, LLC is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine. In addition, to completion of routine neurosurgical training (performing most brain, spine, and peripheral nerve procedures), he has subspecialty training allowing performance of deep brain stimulation, epilepsy, and pain-relieving neurosurgical procedures. Dr. Patwardhan has more than 14 years of experience in the neurosurgery industry and has performed thousands of operations on both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Patwardhan has published several peer-reviewed studies on brain trauma, epilepsy, and spinal procedures.  He is also a frequent speaker on the newest treatments and advances on brain and spinal surgeries.  Please see link for his curriculum vitae.


Michelle Akin, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Michelle Akin brings ten years of experience in neurosurgery, making her one of the most experienced physician assistants in the field in the local area. Since joining the team, she has already contributed to the efficiency, medical expertise, and compassionate care which are hallmarks of our practice.


Carmen Fletcher, Patient Care Coordinator

Carmen coordinates patient scheduling, along with initial and subsequent outpatient office visits.  With prior experience in busy physician offices, she works to accomplish the mission of treating patients in a friendly and efficient manner.


Marilyn Goodwin, RHIA, Business Manager

Marilyn Goodwin brings years of experience related to billing, coding and administrative accounting matters to the practice.  She is responsible for accounts receivable. 


Darlene Hall, Director of Operations

Darlene Hall is a previous Vice-President of Willis-Knighton Health System, and has extensive business and administrative experience.  She coordinates numerous aspects of the practice in this role, as Director of Operations.


Debra Myers, RNFA, Nurse Specialist

Debra Myers has specialty training experience as an operating room nurse, assisting in the performance of numerous routine as well as specialized neurosurgical procedures including deep brain stimulation. In her present role, she helps coordinate patient care both in the clinic and surgical settings.



Last Modified: February 28, 2011

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