Mark A. Spatola, M.D. FAANS Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, general surgery and neurosurgery residencies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York. Moved to North Florida, on staff at Orange Park Medical Center since 1988;previously on staff at Memorial Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, BaptistMedical Center, St Vincents Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville. Practices at present solely at Orange Park Medical Center,where he is Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery. Previous positionsheld at Orange Park Medical Center include Chief of Medical StaffChief of Surgery, Moderator of the Board of Trustees,Chairman of Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board.Also served as Chair of Intecare Physician network, and on the board ofOrange Park Independent Practice Association. Professional memberships: Clay County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, Florida Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, andlicensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida. Organized neurosurgical activities include Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,Chairman of Board of Directors of ThinkFirst National Injury PreventionFoundation, Naperville IL, Vice Chairman of NeurosurgeryPAC, Washington DC. Volunteer activities include service on the board of directors for Concert on the Green, St Johns River State College Foundation, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Neurosurgical teaching includes University of Florida, Gainesville, department of neurosurgery and Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville. Has lectured at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, and the Florida Neurosurgery Society. Has published articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgeon. Has appeared on radio, local and national TV.