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LOCAL NEUROSURGEONS JOIN MARCUS NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE AT BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Boca Raton Regional Hospital announces the appointments of Evan M. Packer, MD, and Lloyd Zucker, MD, to the Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare® physician network.

Dr. Packer is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He attended the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and performed his general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics.

He currently serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and has co-authored two book chapters in the Textbook of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Packer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical areas of interest include: brain hemorrhages; brain, neck and spinal injuries; brain tumors; disc bulges and herniations; neck and back pain; sciatica; spinal compression fractures and spinal stenosis.

Dr. Zucker is a board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship-trained in complex spinal surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey. Dr. Zucker performed his general surgery internship at Middlesex General University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers and neurosurgery residencies at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut and John Dempsey Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Zucker has authored and co-authored articles in such prestigious peer-reviewed publications as Journal of Neurosurgery, New England Journal of Medicine, Child’s Nervous System, Emergency Care Quarterly and the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

Dr. Zucker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His clinical areas of interest include: brain tumor surgery/radiosurgery; clinical trial development; complex spinal surgery and instrumentation; deep brain stimulation; minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery; neurosurgery of the brain and spine and stereotactic navigation spine and brain.

“We are most honored to have such outstanding surgeons as Dr. Packer and Dr. Zucker join our team at the Institute,” said Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “Their additions will assist us greatly in advancing the clinical landscape of the neurosciences in South Florida.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016–2017 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked regional hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.