Paximadis rejoins Lakeland Health

ST. JOSEPH — Peter Paximadis, MD, radiation oncologist, has rejoined the medical staff at Lakeland Health. He is seeing patients at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Paximadis earned his medical degree and completed his residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is specially trained in stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, image-guided radiation therapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy.

He is a member of several professional societies and has been recently published in three peer-reviewed publications, including Pediatric Neurology, Head & Neck, and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Two physicians join Neuroscience Center

ST. JOSEPH — Lakeland Health has hired two neuroscience physicians who will care for patients with an array of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.

Neurohospitalist Paul Wasielewski, MD, will treat patients admitted to Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Neurosurgeon Rafeek Woods, MD, will see patients alongside Christian Sikorski, MD, at Lakeland Neurosurgery in St. Joseph.

Prior to joining Lakeland, Wasielewski worked for CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. He attended the University of Michigan and did his residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Neurology.

In addition, he completed two fellowships – one in movement disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and another in vascular neurology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Wasielewski is certified in neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and holds certification through the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Woods completed his six-year neurological surgery residency and minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, where he also earned his medical degree. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, graduating magna cum laude, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs.

He is extensively published, most notably for his work on biomechanical properties of upper cervical spine injuries, which was recently published in Neurosurgery journal. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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