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, deep brain stimulation (DBS), care for spine and cranial vascular disorders and trauma, and more.
To reach the physician on call, please call (208) 381-5500. In case of emergency, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency department.
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.
Edward Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon, specializing in the treatment of complex cranial disorders. He has expertise in treating many conditions, including cerebrovascular disease and the surgical treatment of stroke; brain tumors, including pituitary tumors; acoustic neuroma; skull base tumors; Chiari malformation; epilepsy; moyamoya; trigeminal neuralgia; arteriovenous malformations, cavernoma; and carotid artery disease. He is the director of St. Luke's Cranial Neurosurgery Program.
Dr. Duckworth holds the distinction of being "dual-fellowship trained," having 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. This training allows him to offer the safest and most effective treatments for cerebrovascular conditions, whether that is open surgery or an endovascular technique.
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 40 oral presentations on neurosurgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derek Martinez, MD, MS specializes in the treatment of a wide array of complex brain, spine, and peripheral nerve conditions. He has expertise in surgery for brain and spine tumors, complex spine care, radiosurgery, cerebral hemorrhages, and general neurosurgery. He also performs surgery for neuromodulation and the treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy.
Dr. Martinez is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Martinez earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a master's degree in neuroscience from Brigham Young University.
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.
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