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Gritman Launches Neurosurgery Practice Focused on Brain, Spine Surgery

MOSCOW ― Neurosurgeon Dr. Nicholas Levine has joined Gritman Medical Center as the hospital launches the Gritman Neurosurgery practice with a focus on specialty brain and spine surgery.

A fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, Dr. Levine comes to Gritman with decades of experience in cranial and spinal neurosurgery. His practice opens following recent expansions of complementary services at the Gritman Interventional Pain Clinic and Palouse Neurology, all housed within the newly expanded C.L. Gritman Medical Office Building in downtown Moscow.

“I’ve been impressed with the interest and love of the community for everyone I’ve talked to at Gritman. There is a sincere desire by everyone to work for the betterment of the community,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of Gritman and be part of the Gritman Neurosurgery team.”

Dr. Levine is Board-Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the Mayfield Clinic/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He pursued subspecialty fellowship training in skull base surgery and cerebrovascular surgery at the University of South Florida. Dr. Levine previously practiced at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of California San Francisco – Fresno campuses.


Services offered by Dr. Levine include:

Cranial Conditions Treated:

  • Brain and Skull Base Tumors
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chiari Malformations and Pain Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus 

Spinal Conditions Treated

  • Degenerative Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disorders
  • Spine Fractures and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Spine Tumors
  • Surgical Pain Management

Dr. Levine has joined Gritman Medical Center to build the Gritman Neurosurgery Program. Gritman is investing in advanced technology including Zeiss Kinevo 900 Neurological Microscope and Medtronic O-Arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System with Navigation and Stealth, which allow for real-time, 3-D images during spine and neurological procedures. Combined with Dr. Levine’s surgical expertise, this suite of state-of-the-art technology allows for surgeries that are more precise and lead to faster recovery.

Gritman Neurosurgery is open for new patients and referrals at 803 S. Main St., Suite 320. A referral is required. Contact the practice at 208-883-1008. Learn more at