CHI St Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas's only Magnet designated hospital, is home to one of the few world-class, community-based, neuroscience institutes, the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI).
ANI offers a full range of comprehensive neurosurgical services which incorporates the entire spectrum of neurological disorders, skull base surgery, vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, spine and spinal cord surgery, epilepsy surgery and surgery for movement disorders.
ANI is directed by Dr Ali Krisht, internationally renowned neurosurgeon who has world-recognized expertise in vascular microsurgery involving the treatment of aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations and acute treatment of stroke. Dr Ali F. Krisht was named in the top 1% of all neurosurgeons in the United States by the physician ratings firm Castle Connolly. Dr Krisht is also the chief editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery journal.
ANI offers CHI St Vincent patients, the Little Rock community, the State of Arkansas and indeed the world the best treatment options from discovery to recovery with hope, compassion and expertise.
News Release Source/Contact MARGARET PRESTON DEDMAN ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM (501) 552-3249 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 22, 2012 St. Vincent Neurosurgeon Recognized Among the Top One Percent in the Nation (LITTLE ROCK, AR) – St. Vincent neurosurgeon, Ali Krisht, M.D., director of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI), has been named among the top one percent of neurosurgeons in the nation by physician ratings firm Castle Connolly. Also, U.S. News & World Report recently named him one of the country's leading neurosurgeons. With a focus on cranial neurosurgery, Krisht has an international reputation for his pioneering work with rare tumors and aneurysm treatment. He is also an expert in a variety of neurological subspecialties, including skull-base surgery, cerebral aneurysm, neuro-oncology, epilepsy and other conditions and advanced treatments. "We're very proud that Dr. Krisht has been recognized by Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report for his expertise," said Peter D. Banko, President and CEO St. Vincent Health System. "As one of the nation's foremost physicians in neurosurgery Dr. Krisht not only provides excellent care for patients, but also uses his expertise to train and attract other high quality physicians to St. Vincent. Like St. Vincent Dr. Krisht is dedicated to serving our community and the world," Banko added. Krisht, who is editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery, has expertise in acute stroke treatment, skull base surgery and vascular neurosurgery. He is a prominent lecturer both nationally and internationally. He is among only a few neurosurgeons in the world specifically trained to perform delicate and complex procedures within the skull base where eye orbits, ear canals, cranial nerves, major arteries and the blood drainage system of the brain are located.