Penn Highlands DuBois welcomes Zafar Chowdhry, MD, to its medical staff, according to John Sutika, hospital president.
Chowdhry will work alongside Dr. Ghassan Bejjani at the newly-established Penn Highlands Neurosurgery practice, located in suite 106 of the Medical Arts Building at 145 Hospital Ave., DuBois and in suite 102 of the Cricklewood Medical Arts Building at 1008 South Fifth Ave., Clarion. He will also see patients in Greensburg, Indiana and State College.
“We are proud to welcome Dr. Chowdhry to our medical staff,” Sutika said. “He offers a highly-specialized and advanced quality of neurosurgical care to our patients, and he brings with him knowledge and expertise that directly benefit his patients and our healthcare system.”
Among the various conditions that Chowdhry treats are simple and complex brain tumors, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas, cerebral hemorrhage, brain trauma, spinal stenosis, spinal herniated disk, spinal slippage, spinal cord tumors, compression fractures, spine infections, tethered cord syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. He will perform many procedures, including craniotomies, skull reconstruction, brain and spine stereotactic radio surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery at PH DuBois.
Chowdhry comes to Penn Highlands from Conemaugh Neurosurgical Associates in Johnstown. Previously, he was responsible for establishing a minimally invasive spine surgery and neuroscience center for UPMC – Lee Regional in Johnstown. He has also served as a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery for both UPMC and Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, both in Pittsburgh.
Chowdhry graduated from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed an orthopedics internship at Mayho Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, before completing a rotating internship at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he also completed his general surgery residency. He then completed a residency in neurosurgery at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Association of Southeast Asia Neurosurgeons and the North American Spine Society.
For scheduling or more information, call 814-503-4433.