Dr. Nevra King, a neurosurgeon, has joined Banner Desert Medical Center. King comes to Phoenix from the United States Air Force where she served as Director of Neurotrauma and staff neurosurgeon at Wilfred Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. King was born and raised in Turkey where she earned her medical degree from the University of Istanbul and completed a neurosurgical residency at the Bakirkoy Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases Hospital in Istanbul.
After coming to the United States, Dr. King completed a Neurosurgery Observership at Barrow Neurological Institute and a Neurosurgery Fellowship at the University of Arizona Medical Center. She would later complete her general surgery internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania and a neurosurgery residency at the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque. Dr. King specializes in brain and spinal trauma, brain tumors and spinal disease and degeneration.
“I am thrilled to be back in Arizona and to be a part of the team at Banner Desert,” King said. “I look forward to working with the staff and expanding my expertise in neurosurgical pathology including brain and spine diseases.
King served in the United States Air Force, received an “Outstanding Neurosurgery Award” and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and American Medical Association. She also received the Most Compassionate Physician Award and Patient Choice Award.
Dr. Tristram Horton, a neurosurgeon, has joined the team at Banner Desert Medical Center as Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Horton comes to Arizona from the University of Michigan, where he served in the Department of Neurosurgery as a clinical lecturer.
Dr. Horton is a neurovascular surgeon, capable of doing both open surgery and endovascular procedures. Dr. Horton is the only dual fellowship-trained physician in this specialty in the state. Dr. Horton treats patients with aneurysms, vascular malformations, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke, as well as carotid artery disease. His practice includes treatment of both adult and pediatric patients.
Early in his career, Dr. Horton completed a neurosurgical residency and neuroendovascular surgery fellowship at Penn State University. He then completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at the University of Michigan.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Horton and his unique expertise to Banner Desert,” said Rob Gould, CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center. “Neurologists and neurosurgeons have been eager to join our team since he joined us to have the opportunity to work with him.” Dr. Horton is a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Surgery Section and the National Neurotrauma Society.