Dr. Richard Fessler Named Specialist-In-Chief of DMC Neurosurgery

Richard D. Fessler, M.D.
Richard D. Fessler, M.D.

Michigan Head & Spine Institute extends congratulations to our own Richard D. Fessler, M.D., who has been named The Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) Specialist-In-Chief of Neurosurgery. In addition to continuing to treat patients at MHSI, Dr. Fessler will provide medical direction and leadership for the DMC’s Department of Neurosurgery assisting in the growth of the program as well as serving as Chief of Neurosurgery at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. The DMC’s CEO has stated that Dr. Fessler will be integral in the efforts to build upon the program’s rich history and tradition of providing the community with advanced, high quality and compassionate care.

Dr. Fessler is one of the founding partners of MHSI where he treats complex vascular abnormalities of the brain, neck and spinal cord for the treatment of aneurysms, carotid artery disease and stroke. He has been named an HOUR Detroit Top Doc for more than 12 consecutive years.

Dr. Fessler has been affiliated with the DMC over the years. He formerly served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit and as the Medical Director of the health system’s Stroke Network and Telemedicine Program. He is responsible for creating several statewide programs offering state-of-the-art care to stroke and aneurysm patients. Prior to joining Ascension, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

For more details about Dr. Fessler, read his profile page on the MHSI website by clicking here.