As the current Chief of Neurosurgery and Chief of the Department of Neurosciences at Memorial HealthCare System in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher DeMassi brings with him five years in his position and fifteen years in total within the healthcare industry. The American Health Council has appointed Dr. DeMassi as a “Best in Medicine” for past and present feats within healthcare.
Certified in Neurological Surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. DeMassi specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, epilepsy surgery, surgery for movement disorders, head trauma, and brain tumor surgery.
Colleges and institutions where Dr. DeMassi has studied include Georgetown University School of Medicine and The University of Miami, where he received a Fellowship in Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. With expertise in various procedures, including epilepsy and brain and spinal surgery, Dr. DeMassi performs surgeries 3-4 days per week, seeing new patients in his office in consultation, as well as seeing his post operative patients in his office. Dr. DeMassi also has leadership administrative responsibilities as a Medical Director and oversees all protocols related to the Memorial Spine Center. He also sits on a number of boards and review committees, including the Surgical Services Executive Committee, Level 1 Trauma Peer Review Committee, and the Chair of the Spine Committee.
Dr. DeMassi has always shared a keen fascination by the workings of the human mind and body, observing surgeries at a young age and becoming involved in family pursuits towards mental health, leading to his current role today. Books have also played a vital role in Dr. DeMassi’s career, as extensive readings in Psychology and Medicine also honed his interests and curiosity.
DeMassi has been awarded the Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2016, along with the Lawrence S. Lilienfield MD. PhD Award for Excellence in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Marquis Who’s Who In Medicine, and is engaged in numerous charitable causes, including The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Foundation.
Hobbies and interests of Dr. DeMassi include sports, travel, research, and teaching as an adjunct professor at The University of Miami.
Dr. DeMassi would like to continue growing within the Memorial Neuroscience Institute and hopes to create a Nationally Recognized center of excellence.
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Chief of Neurosurgery and the Chief of the Department of Neurosciences at Memorial Healthcare Systems
- Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality healthcare services to South Florida residents. Today, it is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation and is highly regarded for its exceptional patient and family-centered care.
- Memorial’s patient, physician, and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the country, and the system is recognized as a national leader in quality healthcare.
- Memorial Regional Hospital is the flagship facility of the healthcare system and is one of the largest hospitals in the country. It is a level 1 Trauma Center and a Level IV Epilepsy Center. Memorial offers extensive and diverse health care services that include Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute featuring renowned surgeons.
- Memorial Cancer Institute treats more inpatients than any other in Broward County, and Memorial Neuroscience Institute providing innovative technology and world-class physicians.