John R. Caruso, MD, FAANS, FACS

John R. Caruso, MD, FAANS, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has served the local tri-state region for the past 20 years.

He received his training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and then University of New Mexico Graduate School of Medicine under Dr. Ed Benzel, international pioneer in spine biomechanics, who is currently at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Caruso is highly experienced in treatment of complex, traumatic, degenerative, and oncological conditions of the spine, as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques. Intracranial and peripheral nerve conditions also remain an important part of his practice. On a continuous quest to innovate and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in our community, Dr. Caruso has been, and will continue to be, highly involved on many levels.

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Mark A. Lyerly, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Mark A. Lyerly, M.D., F.A.A.N.S. is a board certified neurosurgeon. Prior to joining WVU Medicine, Dr. Lyerly was in private practice in North Carolina for over 25 years most recently at Neurosurgical Solutions, P.A. in Winston-Salem. During that time, he also served on the medical staff at Novant Forsyth Medical Center.

He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Lyerly is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine and a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.

His special interests include brain and spinal tumors, complex spine, minimally invasive spine, peripheral nerve disorders, and pain therapies including neuromodulation and intrathecal pumps.

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Jonathan H. Sherman, MD, FAANS, FACS

Jonathan H. Sherman, MD, FAANS, FACS is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in Surgical Neuro-oncology. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. Following completion of residency, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Sherman joins the faculty at West Virginia University as Associate Professor of Neurosurgery as well as the Director of Neuro-surgical Oncology – Eastern Division. In this effort, he leads a multi-disciplinary team and robust translational research program as well as a clinical trials program.  He has several clinical research interests in neuro-oncology and has published greater than 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-authored the textbook Cold Plasma Cancer Therapy as well as 15 book chapters. He is a pioneer in the use of new healthcare innovations such as virtual reality to improve the outcomes of his patients. In addition, Dr. Sherman serves as mentor and educator to both medical students and residents at West Virginia University. He was also recognized by his peers as a Washingtonian Top Doctor for the past 5 years.

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