Our Doctors

Jeffry Dressander, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dressander is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 15 years of experience in private practice treating trauma, sports medicine, and general orthopedic injuries. He completed his medical education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor of Science. From there he received his Master of Science degree and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical School in 1997. He then went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI which he completed in 2002.

Dr. Dressander specializes exclusively in general orthopedic surgery and regenerative sports medicine. As a pioneer in orthopedic innovation, Dr. Dressander has helped train other orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States on the latest diagnostic arthroscopy called needle arthroscopy. This cutting-edge scope allows the surgeon to visualize the patients’ joints in a clinic setting. His minimally invasive approach to both arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgeries greatly reduces downtime and speeds up recovery.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

Rush Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Science Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Bachelor of Science

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Orthopedic Surgeon, Nature Coast Orthopedics, Beverly Hills, FL

Physician Consultant, IntravVU Medical, Redwood City, CA

Physician Consultant, Agents of Healing, Atlanta, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Georgia Spine and Orthopedics, Roswell, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Carrollton Orthopedic Clinic, Carrollton, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton, MO

Orthopedic Surgeon, DuPage Medical Group, Glen Ellyn, IL

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Jeffry Dressander, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dressander is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 15 years of experience in private practice treating trauma, sports medicine, and general orthopedic injuries. He completed his medical education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor of Science. From there he received his Master of Science degree and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical School in 1997. He then went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI which he completed in 2002.

Dr. Dressander specializes exclusively in general orthopedic surgery and regenerative sports medicine. As a pioneer in orthopedic innovation, Dr. Dressander has helped train other orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States on the latest diagnostic arthroscopy called needle arthroscopy. This cutting-edge scope allows the surgeon to visualize the patients’ joints in a clinic setting. His minimally invasive approach to both arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgeries greatly reduces downtime and speeds up recovery.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

Rush Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Science Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Bachelor of Science

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Orthopedic Surgeon, Nature Coast Orthopedics, Beverly Hills, FL

Physician Consultant, IntravVU Medical, Redwood City, CA

Physician Consultant, Agents of Healing, Atlanta, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Georgia Spine and Orthopedics, Roswell, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Carrollton Orthopedic Clinic, Carrollton, GA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton, MO

Orthopedic Surgeon, DuPage Medical Group, Glen Ellyn, IL

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery, brain tumors and skull base neurosurgery, and deep brain stimulation surgery. He serves as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, and medical director of the neuro-oncology and movement disorders programs at UF Health Jacksonville.

Dr. Tavanaiepour leads a state-of-the-art department, featuring fellowship-trained and board-certified faculty who provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. This includes brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders, and spinal disease and injury.

He also holds the position of director of the UF Health Jacksonville Skull Base Center, a multidisciplinary program to treat patients with brain tumors. The Center has ranked in the top 10% nationally for cranial neurosurgery patient outcomes, according to Healthgrades.

POSITION

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Neurosurgeon, UF Health Jacksonville

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, B.S., Major: Neuroscience 

University of Otago School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand, MB ChB

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, General Surgery Internship

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Neurosurgical Resident 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Neurosurgical Chief Resident 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Clinical Instructor 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Skull Base and Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

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Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery, brain tumors and skull base neurosurgery, and deep brain stimulation surgery. He serves as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, and medical director of the neuro-oncology and movement disorders programs at UF Health Jacksonville.

Dr. Tavanaiepour leads a state-of-the-art department, featuring fellowship-trained and board-certified faculty who provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. This includes brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders, and spinal disease and injury.

He also holds the position of director of the UF Health Jacksonville Skull Base Center, a multidisciplinary program to treat patients with brain tumors. The Center has ranked in the top 10% nationally for cranial neurosurgery patient outcomes, according to Healthgrades.

POSITION

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Neurosurgeon, UF Health Jacksonville

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, B.S., Major: Neuroscience 

University of Otago School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand, MB ChB

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, General Surgery Internship

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Neurosurgical Resident 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Neurosurgical Chief Resident 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Clinical Instructor 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Skull Base and Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Kourosh Tavanaiepour is a board-certified neurosurgeon, who is Chief of Spine Surgery at UF Health Jacksonville, and Medical Director of UF Health North Spine Institute. He specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, and neurological surgery. His clinical interests include treatments for all types of spine disorders, from chronic back pain to complex conditions, such as adult scoliosis. Other conditions treated include intervertebral disc disease, spinal tumors, and spine deformities. Dr. Tavanaiepour was fellowship-trained at the University of Pittsburgh, Medical Center for Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery. 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, B.S. 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, Neurosurgery Internship

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, Neurosurgical Resident

University of Pittsburgh Medical Cente, Pittsburgh PA, Minimal Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship

University of Florida Jacksonville, FL, Neurosurgical Attending Chief of Spinal Surgery, Medical Director of UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, Co-Program Director for the Minimal Invasive Complex Spine Fellowship

 

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Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Kourosh Tavanaiepour is a board-certified neurosurgeon, who is Chief of Spine Surgery at UF Health Jacksonville, and Medical Director of UF Health North Spine Institute. He specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, and neurological surgery. His clinical interests include treatments for all types of spine disorders, from chronic back pain to complex conditions, such as adult scoliosis. Other conditions treated include intervertebral disc disease, spinal tumors, and spine deformities. Dr. Tavanaiepour was fellowship-trained at the University of Pittsburgh, Medical Center for Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery. 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, B.S. 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, Neurosurgery Internship

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, Neurosurgical Resident

University of Pittsburgh Medical Cente, Pittsburgh PA, Minimal Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship

University of Florida Jacksonville, FL, Neurosurgical Attending Chief of Spinal Surgery, Medical Director of UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, Co-Program Director for the Minimal Invasive Complex Spine Fellowship

 

Christopher Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C

Physical Assistant

Christopher Mitchell is a physician assistant and a member of the complex spine and the trauma neurosurgery teams at UF Health Jacksonville. Christopher is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He completed his bachelor’s degree in health from the University of North Florida. After working and volunteering within the medical field around the Jacksonville area, he went on to attend the physician assistant program at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2019. After completion of his didactic year, he returned for a year of clinical rotations focused on surgical subspecialties and critical care at UF Health Jacksonville. Christopher graduated with honors in June 2021 and joined the UF Health Jacksonville neurosurgery team shortly after. 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, BSH 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, MPAS, 

NCCPA, Physician Assistant-Certified

ACSM, Exercise Physiologist Certified

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Christopher Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C

Physical Assistant

Christopher Mitchell is a physician assistant and a member of the complex spine and the trauma neurosurgery teams at UF Health Jacksonville. Christopher is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He completed his bachelor’s degree in health from the University of North Florida. After working and volunteering within the medical field around the Jacksonville area, he went on to attend the physician assistant program at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2019. After completion of his didactic year, he returned for a year of clinical rotations focused on surgical subspecialties and critical care at UF Health Jacksonville. Christopher graduated with honors in June 2021 and joined the UF Health Jacksonville neurosurgery team shortly after. 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

 

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, BSH 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, MPAS, 

NCCPA, Physician Assistant-Certified

ACSM, Exercise Physiologist Certified

Devin Kelly, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Devin Kelly is a physician assistant from Jacksonville, Florida. He left Jacksonville to complete his undergraduate and graduate-level education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He joined UF Health Jacksonville in August 2020, and is now a member of the complex spine team under the supervision of Dr. Kourosh Tavanaiepour.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.S.

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, MPAS

Department of Neurosurgery, UF Health, Jacksonville,  FL, PA, Neurosurgery Fellowship

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Devin Kelly, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Devin Kelly is a physician assistant from Jacksonville, Florida. He left Jacksonville to complete his undergraduate and graduate-level education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He joined UF Health Jacksonville in August 2020, and is now a member of the complex spine team under the supervision of Dr. Kourosh Tavanaiepour.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.S.

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, MPAS

Department of Neurosurgery, UF Health, Jacksonville,  FL, PA, Neurosurgery Fellowship

Andrew Cassaniti, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Andrew Cassaniti is a physician assistant at UF Health Jacksonville. He was born in Stuart, Florida, and graduated with honors from the physician assistant program at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida. Andrew began working for the UF Health Jacksonville neurosurgery team in November 2021.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL, B.S.

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, MPAS

UF Health, Department of Neurosurgery, Jacksonville,  FL, PA – Neurosurgery Fellowship

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Andrew Cassaniti, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Andrew Cassaniti is a physician assistant at UF Health Jacksonville. He was born in Stuart, Florida, and graduated with honors from the physician assistant program at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida. Andrew began working for the UF Health Jacksonville neurosurgery team in November 2021.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL, B.S.

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, MPAS

UF Health, Department of Neurosurgery, Jacksonville,  FL, PA – Neurosurgery Fellowship

Our Staff

Kelley Lundeen, MBA

Director of Medical Operations

Shilo Aronson

Lead Medical Assistant

Chantel Flowers

Medical Assistant

Amanda Benoit

Radiological Technologist

Rebecca Moore

Surgical Coordinator

MacKenzie Berger

Marketing & Sales Specialist Mackenzie@IntegritySpineOrtho.com

Halena Martinez

Medical Office Specialist

Ticey Frazier

Billing and Coding Specialist

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