WVU Medicine’s Rockefeller Neurosurgery Center Expands

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine formally opened a new neuroscience clinic expansion that features 14,000 square feet of space to provide various brain medical services.

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is at the WVU Medicine Spring Mills Medical Office Building at 61 Campus Dr. in Martinsburg. The clinic now has 32 exam rooms, five neurodiagnostic rooms, two neurology infusion suites, office spaces, a patient waiting area, and support spaces. The facility offers various neuroscience services, such as neurosurgery, diagnostics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and neuropsychology.

According to Dean Thomas, president and CEO of WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers, the new clinic space will allow for the continued growth and expansion of brain health services in the eastern region. The Institute will house a full complement of neuroscience services, including Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurodiagnostics.

“Devoting an entire floor in our largest medical office building to the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute allows us to bring together neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and neuro-psychologists in one space to be able to work together to provide seamless care for our neurosciences patients,” Thomas said.

Construction of the new clinic began on the third floor of the Spring Mills Medical Office Building in June 2023. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. was the general contractor, and Grove & Dall’Olio Architects served as the designer.

“This state-of-the-art facility at Spring Mills will bring together expertise and capabilities for comprehensive care for patients and will provide world-class care for complex spine conditions, stroke, and more,” Ali R. Rezai, M.D., executive chair and director of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, said. “We appreciate partnering with the leadership at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and are grateful to Dean Thomas, Dr. Tom Thomas, and Dr. John Caruso for driving this expansion at Spring Mills and for their focus on treating neurological disease.”

“We’ve created an environment where patients want to come, where employees want to work, and where providers want to practice,” John Caruso, M.D., chief of neurosurgery at Berkeley Medical Center, said. “This multidisciplinary office will allow for collaboration, innovation, and integration with an integrated group of physicians that are committed to delivering exceptional patient care.”

Those participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony (pictured above), from left, are Dr. Clay Marsh, chancellor and executive dean of West Virginia University Health Sciences; Elizabeth Webster, president/CEO, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce; Karyn Wallace, vice president of neuroscience for WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair and director of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Dr. John Caruso, chief of neurosurgery for the WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center; Dean Thomas, president and CEO for the WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center; Jeff Boehm, president of Howard Shockey & Sons; and Matthew Grove, principal at Grove & Dall’Olio Architects.