Our Providers

Our Physicians

The neurosurgeons practicing at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute are trained in some of the most advanced surgical techniques and perform hundreds of neurosurgical procedures every year, including highly complex brain and spinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery to relieve back pain.

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Richard B. Meyrat, MD

Medical Director of Neurosurgery and Stroke

Dr. Meyrat is a neurosurgeon and is the Medical Director of Neurosurgery and Stroke and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, high honors

Neurosurgical Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas including specialized training in treating complex cranial and spinal tumors at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship

  • Department of Orthopedics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bordeaux, France with special focus on dynamic stabilization including disc replacement technology and endoscopic technique

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • Societe Francaise de Chirugie Rachidienne, member

Special Interests

  • Cranial & Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Complex Malignant & Benign Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
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Bartley C. Mitchell, MD

Medical Director of Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bartley Mitchell is one of the only neurosurgeons in the metroplex performing Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery. He is also one of the only surgeons in the city certified to use the Pipeline Embolization Device for treating aneurysms, one of the newest methods of treating aneurysms, where most people go home within a day or two.

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine University of Texas at Dallas PhD in Neuroscience

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery Residency

Fellowship

  • Baptist Hospital – Jacksonville, FL - Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
  • Harvard/MGH/Boston Children’s Hospital - Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Special Interests

  • Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Brain and Spine Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM’s)
  • Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion

Awards

  • Iwata Leadership Award, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Gold Humanism Award, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Association of Neurosurgeons Resident Award
  • NIH R25 Research Grant Award
  • AANS Cerebrovascular Section Research Grant
  • Claire Huckins Human Embryology Award
  • NATO International Education Award
  • Lifebridge/United Sydney Foundation Research Award

Surgical Training

  • Cranial and Skull Base Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Open and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Trauma

Publications

  • American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Journal of Vascular Interventional Neurology
  • Journal of Neurosurgical Science
  • Journal of Clinical Neurosciences
  • Journal of Comprehensive Neurology
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James A. Moody, MD, FAANS

Board Certified Neurosurgeon Chief of Neurosurgery

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Neurosurgical Training

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center and Semmes-Murphey
  • Neurologic & Spine Institute, Memphis, Tennessee

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, past president
  • Dallas County Medical Society, past board member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Trauma Section, member
  • North American Spine Society, member
  • American Medical Association, member
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • Southern Neurological Surgeons Society, member
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies advisory committee member involved in forming education and recruitment opportunities for trauma management

Additional Information

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center medical staff for more than 30 years, past president of the medical staff
  • Instrumental in initiating CareFlite's air ambulance service and the Level II trauma program at Methodist Dallas
  • Named among "Best Doctors in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Special Interests

  • General Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery
  • Community advocate who initiated CareFlite’s air ambulance service and the Level II trauma program at Methodist Dallas
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Michael C. Oh, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

Medical Degree

  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon

Post-Doctoral Degree in Neurosciences

  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon

Neurosurgical Residency

  • University of California, San Francisco, California

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), member
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • Dallas County Medical Society, member

Special Interests

  • Brain & Spinal Tumors
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurotrauma
  • Brain Mapping
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
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Nimesh H. Patel, MD, FAANS

Board Certified Neurosurgeon

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2016 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Degree

  • University of Louisville Medical School, Kentucky

Neurosurgical Residency

  • Rush University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Adjunct Attending, Rush University Hospital, 2007
  • Awarded the 2009 Kelvin Von Roenn Teaching Award

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, member
  • North American Spine Society, member
  • American Medical Association, member
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • Dallas County Medical Society, member
  • Illinois State Neurosurgical Society, member
  • 2013-Present: Director at Large for Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (TANS)
  • 2012-13: TANS representative to Texas Medical Association Interspecialty Society Committee

Grants

  • Recipient of the CINN Foundation neuroscience research grant

Publications and Presentations

  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • The Spine Journal
  • Surgical Neurology
  • Surgical Technology International
  • Radiosurgery and Orthopedics Hyperguide
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons
  • Rush University Hospital

Recognition

  • 2016 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors
  • 2013 Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors

Special Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine Surgery Techniques
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Resection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia