Dr. Reames is a Neurosurgeon with expertise in the fields of complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cranial procedures. Dr. Reames is originally from Sumter, South Carolina and completed his undergraduate and medical school degrees in Charleston, SC. He was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society while at The Citadel where he graduated Magna cum laude. During his junior year at the Medical University of South Carolina he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. During that time he also spent 12 months in New Zealand practicing intracranial neurosurgery before serving as chief resident at UVA. He went on to complete a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee where he gained special training in tubular spine surgery, robotic surgery, and scoliosis correction. He has written peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters including publications in The Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Spine, The Spine Journal, and various spinal textbooks. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Georgia Neurological Society, and Southern Neurosurgical Society.
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Dr. Reames and his staff are dedicated to providing world class, neurosurgical services to their patients with care and compassion. Treating each patient as an individual, deserving of time, attention, and utmost respect. Combining knowledge with genuine concern; whether it is fast appointment scheduling, spending extra time to explain conditions, or talking with the family regarding any concerns or questions. Our goal is to achieve superior patient care that exceeds the expectation of the patients and referring physicians.
Dr. Reames IV' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Neurosurgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Interventional Spine Medicine
Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neurological Skull Base Surgery
Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
Neurological Spine Surgery
Neurological Trauma Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Reames IV does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Reames IV' Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Spine
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cavernous Malformation of Spine
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
Skull Base Tumor
Spinal Cord Cancer
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cervical Spine Surgery
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spine Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School | Graduated 2007
University Of Virginia
Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
University Of Virginia
Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
Semmes Murphey Clinic
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
University Of Auckland / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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