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OUR HISTORY

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is the merger of two highly respected institutions: Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group (ING) and the Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery. By bringing together these esteemed surgical, scientific and academic resources, we are fulfilling a belief held by the former leaders of these two groups that patients would be best served if the walls between the OR, the lab and the lecture hall were torn down.

We have created an environment that does precisely that, fostering true collaboration where different perspectives work to see eye-to-eye, and second opinions are only seconds away. 

 

NEUROPIONEERS

Dr. Julius Goodman served as a co-founder of ING. His colleague and contemporary, Dr. Robert Campbell, served the IU School of Medicine for 32 years and continues as the Barton Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery there. These two men mentored and inspired generations of neurosurgeons and saved and improved countless lives by their own hands and by paving the way for groundbreaking techniques here and abroad.

We thought it only fitting to give a nod to the giants on whose shoulders we stand as we raise the bar for progressive, patient-centric brain, spine and nerve care.

We insist on doing things the best way possible for the sake of our patients and patients everywhere frankly. From advocating for superior neuroradiology and superspecialization, Dr. Goodman and ING cofounder Dr. John Russell turned over much of what was traditionally considered neurosurgery to the neuroradiologists, fostering the specialty's growth and allowing neurosurgeons more time devoted to neurosurgery. In 1974, they pushed for Methodist Hospital to order Indiana's first computed tomography scanner, becoming just the 25th hospital in the world to possess this capability. For three years, this was the only scanner in Indiana.

Our pioneering legacy only continued to grow from there. We performed Indiana's first microlumbar discectomy, and we were the first in Indiana to clip aneurysms with the microscope, to perform transsphenoidal pituitary surgery and to treat trigeminal neuralgia by microvascular decompression.

We also introduced radiosurgery for the treatment of brain tumors and vascular malformations, stereotactic biopsy of brain lesions, neuronavigation as aid to cranial surgery and spinal instrumentation in complex spinal disorders by neurosurgeons.

 

LIVING LEGACIES & PROUD ASSOCIATIONS

The surgeons at Goodman Campbell Brian and Spine were instrumental in the formation of the sophisticated Emergency Medicine Department and Level One Trauma Center at Methodist Hospital, which not only serves all of Indiana via the Lifeline Helicopter, but also has the second largest training program in the country. The practice has been involved in the training programs of Indiana University and all other Indianapolis hospitals, as well as the fellow, neurosurgery resident, other resident, intern and medical student levels.

Goodman Campbell is also a leader in national continuing education for neurosurgeons. Surgeons here have been selected to provide the neurosurgical consultation of the National Football League, including the Indianapolis Colts, as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Racing League and many college and high school sports teams throughout Indiana.

 

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