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  • Name: Thomas C. Origitano, MD, PhD, FAANS
    Address: Neuroscience & Spine Inst., 200 Commons Way Ste B, Kalispell, MT 59901-3160
    Country: United States of America
    Telephone: (406) 752-5170
    Fax: (406) 752-5210
    Membership Status: Senior

    Thomas C. Origitano, M.D., Ph.D., was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 1954. He received his B.S. degree in 1976 at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois and received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Loyola University of Chicago. His dissertation was "Neurochemical Studies on the Metabolism and Effects of Catecholic Isoquinolines." Dr. Origitano graduated with his M.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, in 1984 and took a general surgery internship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at that institution in 1990.

    Beginning as assistant professor at the Department of Neurological Surgery and Physiology at Loyola in 1990, he has advanced to the position of professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Medical Director of the Neuroscience Service Line and Co-Director, Loyola Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center. In 2011 he left Loyola to help establish and lead the Neuroscience and Spine Institute at Kalispell Regional Healthcare in Northwest Montana. He serves as the Medical Director and Lead Neurological Surgeon. The institute became the single largest integrated neuroscience center in the state providing tertiary clinical neuroscience care and education to a under served region, Dr. Origitano co-founded the SNS boot camp courses for PGY-1 residents. He served on numerous committees of the CNS, AANS, SNS, SUN, NABS and CSNS. He is past president of the Society of University Neurosurgeons. He is currently serving as a Scholar of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. After moving to Montana he became an advocate for the formal training and education of neurological surgery advance practice providers. He established an annual Boot Camp and Fellowship program for advanced practice providers. He currently holds a Affiliate Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of Washington. He has published 91 peer reviewed papers, 19 book chapters, 267 abstracts and given 220 oral presentations. He and his wife, Claudine make their home in Whitefish, Montana, truly one of the Last, Best Places.