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BIOGRAPHY FOR JOHN R. CARUSO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Caruso is the creator and managing partner of Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute in Hagerstown, Maryland. This is a 13 member partnership of Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Anesthesia and Rehab Pain Providers as well as a Chiropractor. Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute offers a multidisciplinary approach to spinal problems with therapies, diagnostic procedures and a spinal ambulatory surgical center.

Dr. Caruso finished his neurosurgical training under Dr. Edward Benzel at the University of New Mexico and has been in practice in Maryland since 1996. He is cofounder of "Save Our Doctors, Protect Our Patients" which brought liability reform awareness to the state of Maryland and forced a special legislative session. He is board member of the Maryland State Surgical Association, which evolved out of the "Save Our Doctors" efforts and was established through the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is a National spokesman for Doctors for Medical Liability Reform as well.

He initiated and helped create legislation to reimburse physicians for trauma care delivery in Maryland and this has kept the extensive Maryland trauma care system open across the state. Dr. Caruso is Board Certified and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and an officer in the Maryland State Neurosurgical Society. He sits on the Board of Blue Chip Surgical partners and strongly advocates physician involvement in the economics of health care delivery.