Melvin Field, M.D.
Dr. Field completed his undergraduate and medical school training at
the University of Florida where he was a Florida Academic Scholar,
graduated with highest honors, and was selected to the University’s
Junior Honor’s Medical Program. He completed his internship
in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, Dr. Field
received numerous honors for his research in cerebrovascular disease
and in the management of sports-related neurosurgical injuries.
Dr. Field has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals
and has made over 30 presentations at both national and international
neurosurgical meetings. He has served as an instructor at several national
forums teaching advanced techniques in minimally invasive endoscopic
neurosurgery, complex spinal surgery, image-guided stereotactic neurosurgery
and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
Dr. Field’s current areas of clinical interest include endoscopic
and minimally invasive cranial and spinal neurosurgery (for brain tumors,
pituitary tumors and various spinal disorders), complex spinal surgery,
Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and surgical management of neurovascular
compression syndromes (including Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial
Spasm). Dr. Field’s research interests center around the neurosurgical
management of the elite athlete. His current research aims to improve
the management and treatment of sports-related concussion, develop
less invasive surgical means to return athletes to play after spinal
surgery in a more timely and safe fashion, and to better understand
the biomechanics of golf-related spinal disorders.
Dr. Field is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,
the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Sports
Medicine, and the North American Spine Society.