Cranial Nerve Disorder Program Faculty

Raymond Sekula, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director
, Cranial Nerve Disorder Program
(412) 647-3685 
sekularf@upmc.edu 

Parthasarathy Thirumala, MD
Co-director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery & Neurology
(412) 648-2570
thirumalapd@upmc.edu

Jeffrey R. Balzer, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director for Clinical Services

(412) 648-9779
balzerjr@upmc.edu

Donald J. Crammond, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director for Movement Disorder Surgery 
(412) 648-1385
crammonddj@upmc.edu

Steven L. Whitehurst, MD
Associate Chief Anesthesiologist, UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore
(412) 647-3262 
whitehurstsl@anes.upmc.edu 

Barry Hirsch, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology 
(412) 647-2100 
hirschbe@upmc.edu  

Barton Branstetter, MD
Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Biomedical Informatics
(412) 647-8762
branstetterbf@upmc.edu 

Marion Alicia Hughes, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
(412) 647-2345
hughesma@upmc.edu 

Michael S. Gold, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
(412) 383-5367
msg22@pitt.edu