Adult Neurosurgery

Eric A. Potts, MD

Dr. Eric A. Potts is a board-certified neurosurgeon with specialties in numerous spinal surgeries and procedures. Dr. Potts obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and then earned his doctorate at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Maryland, followed by a spine fellowship with Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, the predecessor to Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.
Dr. Potts focuses his practice on treatment of spinal disorders. He treats all areas of the spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. He is passionate about the use of cutting-edge techniques such as image-guided surgery and minimally invasive techniques. He is committed to quality outcomes and is an active participant in a national database, Quality Outcomes Database, from Neuropoint Alliance. He has published papers documenting the efficacy of spinal surgery.
Dr. Potts currently serves as the treasurer of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. As an innovator in the field of medical device design, he holds several patents for products that are commercially available worldwide. He is the chairman of neurosurgery at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital and is on the board of directors for Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. He lectures nationally about cutting-edge spinal techniques.

Office Locations:

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine – Carmel
13345 Illinois St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Hospital Locations:

Ascension St. Vincent Hospital
2001 W. 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Indiana Spine Hospital
13219 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN  46032

Education

BA in Biology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1987-1991

MD
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
1991-1995

Internship, General Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD
1995-1996

Residency, Neurosurgery
University of Maryland Medical Systems
1996-1999

Chief Resident, Neurosurgery
University of Maryland Medical Systems
1999-2001

Fellowship, Advanced Training in Spinal Surgery
Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group
2001-2002

Appointments and Positions:

Director of Spinal Surgery
Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, Inc.
2004-present

Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
2004-present

Co-Medical Director
St. Vincent Hospital Spine Center, Indianapolis, IN
2007-present

Clinical Assistant Professor Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2020-present

Licenses and Certification:

USMLE Step 1, Passed
1993

USMLE Step 2, Passed
1994

USMLE Step 3, Passed
1995

American Board of Neurological Surgeons Written Examination, Passed
1999

Indiana Medical License

American Board of Neurological Surgeons Oral Examination Certification
2006

American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Maintenance of Certification
2016

Professional Organizations:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Honors, Awards, Achievements

Top Doctor in Neurological Surgery

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Specialties

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