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St. Luke’s Clinic – Northwest Neurosurgery Associates

Our team offers specialized treatments for issues related to the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. These include minimally invasive spine surgery, brain and spine tumor surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, degenerative and reconstructive spine surgery, stereotactic surgery, care for spine and cranial vascular disorders and trauma, and more.

Our goal is to find the treatment option that’s best for you to achieve your most successful results and highest possible quality of life.

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Providers

  • Biography

    Jennifer Babcock, NP earned her degree in nursing from Boise State University and her physician assistant degree from Gonzaga University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners of Idaho.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Edward Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon, specializing in the treatment of complex cranial and select spinal disorders. He has expertise in treating many conditions, including Moyamoya disease, brain tumors, Chiari’s malformity, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain). He is the director of St. Luke's cranial surgery program.

    Dr. Duckworth completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery at Northwestern University and in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. While working at the Baylor College of Medicine, he held the rank of associate professor and served as the director of cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery.

    Dr. Duckworth is a member of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and given more than 30 oral presentations on neurosurgery.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Neurosurgery
    • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular surgical neuroradiology
    • Neurological skull base surgery

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Gregory S. Harrison, MD, FAANS specializes in complex spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and general neurosurgery. Before moving to Boise, he practiced in both the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and Pocatello, ID.

    Dr. Harrison earned his bachelor's degree at Yale University and completed his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. After his neurosurgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Harrison performed his fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, with a focus on brain tumors and skull base surgery.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Brain surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Kenneth M. Little, MD, FAANS is the director of St. Luke's Clinic – Northwest Neurosurgery Associates and the regional director of spine surgery at St. Luke's Boise. His areas of expertise include complex spinal surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive spine surgery, and general neurosurgery. He also specializes in treatment of spinal tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and degenerative spinal conditions. 

    Dr. Little earned his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of California at Los Angeles where he received the Athletic and Academic Achievement Award. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University where he received the Neurobiology Research Award for his work in neuroplasticity. While completing his neurosurgery training at Duke University, Dr. Little pursued a wide variety of clinical and academic interests. He authored several research papers and book chapters and received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award for his basic science work in epilepsy.

    Dr. Little also leads quality initiatives at St. Luke’s Health System across the continuum of care including a multidisciplinary outpatient spine clinic. Dr. Little is a member of St. Luke’s Research Advisory Committee and has a particular interest in comparative effectiveness research and novel analytics through mathematical modeling. 

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES  

    • Brain surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Charisse Mack, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Denver and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

  • Biography

    Sarah Maddux, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree from Northwest Nazarene University and her physician assistant degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Elizabeth McDowell, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Northwest Nazarene University and her physician assistant degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Procedures & Treatments

  • When conservative treatment isn’t helping, surgery may be an option for resolving your back or spine problems.