Dr. Grunch is one of ’29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know’

Becker’s Spine Review’s recently released list of “29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know” includes Betsy H. Grunch, M.D., a neurosurgeon at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C.

According to Becker’s, the list incudes women who are currently practicing orthopedic spine and neurospine surgery. Many of the women on the list have leadership roles within their organizations, participated in research and earned high recognition among their colleagues for their contributions to the field. Members of the list were selected based on editorial research. Physicians do not and cannot pay to appear.

A Gainesville, Ga., native and graduate of West Hall High School, Dr. Grunchearned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007 where she was a recipient of the Merck Manual Award, an honor presented to graduates with a 4.0 GPA. She completed both her internship and a six-year residency program at Duke University School of Medicine. While at Duke, Grunch completed a spine research fellowship and received the Spine Young Investigator Award.

After joining The Longstreet Clinic in August 2013, she now works alongside her “early mentors” Nabil Muhanna, M.D., and Bruce Nixon, M.D., as well as Karl D. Schultz, Jr., M.D. She is one of fewer than 250 female neurosurgeons in the United States.

Grunch is board-eligible under the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Grunch has medical staff privileges at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Dr. Grunch is welcoming new patients. The Department of Neurosurgery at TLC is located at 1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 300 in Gainesville. For more information, contact 770-533-7288 or visit www.longstreetclinic.com/neurosurgery.

Becker’s Spine Review is a Chicago-based online and print publication focused on news and analysis of the business and legal issues related to spine surgeons and practices.

Originally published October 2013.

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