July 01, 2020
Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce that Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Horowitz has joined First Coast Neurosurgery and will be treating patients at Orange Park Medical Center. Dr. Horowitz specializes in all aspects of neuroendovascular and intracranial neurosurgical disease including in stroke treatment, aneurysms, vascular disease, brain injuries, cranial nerve disorders, neurological trauma and brain tumors. He also performs general cervical and lumbar spine surgery.
Dr. Horowitz is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery, Fellowship trained in Endovascular Neurosurgery and CAST certified. He joins First Coast Neurosurgery after spending six years at the Pennsylvania Brain and Spine Institute. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was the Founder and Director of the University's Neurosurgical Neuroendovascular Program and Co-Director of both the Stroke Institute and the Cranial Nerve Disorders Program.
"Dr. Horowitz is bringing a blend of top-notch clinical education and knowledge along with a strong passion for providing quality care to our community," said Dr. Bradley Shumaker, Chief Medical Officer at Orange Park Medical Center.
Dr. Horowitz received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He then completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his Endovascular fellowship from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Horowitz is heavily interested in academic pursuits. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, over 45 book chapters and holds four US Patents for medical devices.
Dr. Horowitz focuses on treatments that provide patients the greatest benefit, lowest risk and aligns with their long and short term goals. "I am excited to join First Coast Neurosurgery and Orange Park Medical Center," said Dr. Horowitz. "I look forward to bringing new services to this community as a team member of the already excellent Orange Park Medical Center Neurology and Neurosurgery practices. Having a comprehensive University level of care close to home makes it easier on patients and their families. We aim to be available 24/7/365 to anyone needing our services."
Dr. Horowitz will begin accepting in-office and virtual patient appointments in July. First Coast Neurosurgery is taking extra measures to keep patients safe from COVID-19 including frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces, screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms, universal masking and encouraging social distancing.