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Richard Vogel

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Dr. Rich Vogel is a board-certified intraoperative clinical neurophysiologist and Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives at SafePassage. Dr. Vogel earned PhDs in Neuroscience and Psychology from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA), and an Intraoperative Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship with Surgical Monitoring Associates (Springfield, PA). Dr. Vogel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (D.ABNM), a Director (examiner) for of the ABNM, and a Board Member at Large for the ASNM. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and is frequently invited to lecture on the topic of clinical neurophysiology both nationally and internationally. His professional interests include neurophysiological mapping of the brain, research, teaching, lecturing and writing. When not working, Dr. Vogel enjoys traveling, hiking, climbing, snowboarding, surfing, playing pool & cards, spending time with friends & family, and otherwise exploring the world. Curriculum Vitae

Guest Writers

Robert Arias

Robert Arias is an intraoperative neurophysiologist with Safe Passage Neuromonitoring, previously a principal research scientist in the neuroscience drug discovery research divisions of Pfizer and Wyeth. Broadly knowledgeable in a variety of electrophysiological techniques and in their application to the assessment of neurobiological health. Technical proficiency in numerous  techniques, from whole-cell patch clamp of native and recombinant cell lines, through ex vivo tissue preparations, to in vivo recordings and intraoperative neuromonitoring of surgical patients. Intellectual facility working within diverse interdisciplinary scientific teams. Currently making incremental progress on handling surgeons and navigating the healthcare delivery labyrinth which they populate. Curriculum Vitae

Adam Doan

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Dr. Adam Doan is Director of Clinical Services at Safe Passage Neuromonitoring. He has coauthored textbook chapters and articles related to intraoperative neurophysiology, and has been invited to speak to both hospitals and the IONM community. He has held leadership positions in IONM for years, and is passionate about delivering the highest quality patient care. He is an avid reader, enjoys making and listening to music, and loves to spend his free time with his family and friends. 

Sébastien Fournier

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Dr. Sébastien Fournier is a board-certified clinical neurophysiologist. He received his PhD in neurobiology from Université Laval (Québec, qc) in 2012 and achieved certification from the American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ABNM) in 2016. Dr. Fournier built from scratch the Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) program at CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval (Hopital de l’Enfant-Jesus). The service is offered to Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, ENT and Vascular (ex.: brain, skull base, spinal, CEA, peripheral nerve, interventional and functional surgeries). IONM modalities include somato-sensory, motor, auditory and visual evoked potentials as well as EEG, EMG, cortical mapping (ECoG), and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

Bradley Hix

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Bradley obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Master of Arts in Political Science from Western Illinois University where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He currently is the Governmental & Grassroots Advocacy Manager for ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society.

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