Robert J. Buchanan


Robert J. Buchanan, MD

Chief of Neurosurgery Seton Brain and Spine Institute

University of Texas, USA


  Dr. Buchanan is a fully trained Neurosurgeon and Psychiatrist. He is trained in and performs all aspects of neurosurgery including those for disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Dr. Buchanan also has subspecialty training and surgical expertise in epilepsy, deep brain stimulation, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Tourette syndrome, and dystonia, as well as pain syndromes and OCD. Dr. Buchanan is dedicated to helping patients recover both physically and psychologically.

Dr. Buchanan completed his residencies at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery. His fellowships include Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, in Epilepsy Surgery and Functional Neurosurgery; UCSD Department of Psychiatry and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology as well as The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Lab of Genetics. Dr. Buchanan is an Associated Professor at Dell Medical School and in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin. He has an Image Guided Transcranial Laboratory at UT where he studies Brain Function and is exploring treatments for epilepsy, psychiatric disease, and movement disorders. Dr. Buchanan is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Research Interest

Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Brain, Spine, and Peripheral Nerves disorders, Epilepsy, Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, and Dystonia

John. P. Lubicky

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

John. P. Lubicky, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Pediatrics

West Virginia University School of Medicine, USA


Dr. John Lubicky is an orthopedic surgeon in MORGANTOWN, WV and is affiliated with West Virginia University Hospitals. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Lubicky accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 14 doctors at West Virginia University Hospitals who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including German.

Research Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedics
Spinal Deformity Surgery

Ahmet Ali Altintas

Chief Editor

Ahmet Ali Altintas, MSc

Professor for Plastic surgery

University of Essen, Germany


Altintas (13.05.1983) is Professor for Plastic surgery in Germany. He was graduated from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. His Doctoral thesis was about Tendon Transfer for Radial nerve Palsy at the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. He has a Master's degree (M.Sc.) in Public health from Ruperto Carola University in Heidelberg. His surgical career started at the general surgery at the University Heidelberg, followed by German Center of Trauma Surgery at the Hannover Medical School. He worked at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Burn and Hand Surgery Center, Cologne Merheim, Germany. Altintas hold board certification for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. He was Senior Consultant at the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the University of Essen , Essen, Germany, and since 2011, he has been an Vice Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery Diakonische Kliniken Hannover.

Research Interest

Plastic Surgery
Aesthetic Surgery
Reconstructive plastic procedures and wound healing