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Neurosciences Institute to Move to North Location

LITTLE ROCK, AR (March 8, 2017) --  CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas is home to one of the few world-class, community based neuroscience institutes, the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI).  ANI was established in 2010 and has emerged as a regional leader of neurosurgery.  To meet the growing needs of our patients, CHI St. Vincent is moving ANI to our North Little Rock campus. There we will create a medical destination and continue to lead the field of neuroscience.  We will renovate our North facility to accommodate ANI’s growth and expertise. Adjacent to the renovated patient care facility, we will build a state-of-the-art education and research center where a new generation of surgeons will continue to travel to learn the skills necessary to tackle the most complex cases and positively impact survival rates for patients with neurological disorders.  

The move will allow the CHI St. Vincent ANI program to expand services and medical staff to better serve some of the most complicated and life-affecting neurological disorders for patients from around the world.

Chad Aduddell, CEO, CHI St. Vincent, “Creating a destination Neuroscience Institute at our north campus  in Central Arkansas allows us to better serve a full spectrum of neurological disorders and treat the growing number of patients ANI serves from all 75 counties in Arkansas, 37 states and other countries around the world.”

Currently ANI offers a full range of comprehensive neurosurgical services which incorporates a large spectrum of neurological disorders, including primary and metastatic tumors of the brain, spine, and nerves; skull base surgery, vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and spine and spinal cord surgery.  ANI is expanding services to include 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.

ANI is comprised of five neurosurgeons, each having a different sub-specialty.  Collectively they perform over 1,000 surgeries per year with nationally recognized clinical outcomes.  As a result, ANI is a leading destination for neurosurgery.  ANI offers CHI St. Vincent patients, the Little Rock community, the state of Arkansas and the world the best treatment options from discovery to recovery with hope, compassion and expertise.

  • ANI is ranked #1 in Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Hospital Rankings.
  • Dr. Ali Krisht was named in the top 1% of all neurosurgeons in the United States by the physician ratings firm Castle Connolly.
  • Dr. Krisht has an international reputation for his pioneering work with rare tumors and aneurysm treatment.  He is among only a few neurosurgeons in the world specifically trained to perform delicate and complex microsurgical procedures within the skull base where eye orbits, ear canals, cranial nerves, major arteries and the blood drainage system of the brain are located. 
  • ANI patients’ three year survival rates for glioblastomas is 34% compared to the national average of 8.8%. 
  • ANI Patients experience a much lower in hospital mortality rate for subarachnoid hemorrhage- 7% compared with 27% top quartile nationally. 
  • 80% of ANI patients that present with subdural hematoma are discharged home or to rehab.
  • ANI is dedicated to Education and Research and conducted five courses in 2016 with more than 200 practitioners participating. 
  • Dr. Krisht has trained neurological fellows from the Mayo Clinic, Emory and Loyola University.
  • ANI has reoccurring training/educational relationships with Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, Holland, Sweden, Nigeria and Italy
  • ANI is one of only 11 facilities approved by the American Association of Neurological Science’s Joint Cerebrovascular Section for an Open Cerebrovascular Fellowship
  • Dr. Krisht is the chief and editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery Journal
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