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Michael Sharts
Neurosurgical and Spine Center


ECU Neurosurgical and Spine Center
2325 Stantonsburg Road
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-744-9600
Fax: 252-744-9593

11/08 – Present ECU Neurosurgical and Spine Center
 (formerly Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates)

07/07 – 10/08  Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates

Education and Training
1992 -1996      Manchester College, North Manchester, IN
 B.S. 1996, Biology / Chemistry major

1996 – 2000 Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
 MD 2000

2000 – present Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA
 Graduate 6/2007

Certification and Licensure
Specialty Certification
ABNS written exam:  2005

Medical Licensure
MD  Issued 10/03/2002
DEA License  Issued 1/6/06

Professional Memberships
CNS 2001 – present
AANS 2001 – present

Research Experience
Initiation of spine biomechanics lab at the University of Pittsburgh with William
C. Welch, MD and Boyle Cheng, PhD. 

Validation Protocol, Chronic Sheep Study, Advent tm  Cervical Disc Arthroplasty by Blackstone.  The purpose of this study is to establish the chronic tissue response to the Blackstone Advent tm.

Exploring the Role of intracellular calcium in neurotransmission.  This intracellular
electrophysiology was manipulated by modulating excitatory neurotransmitter release at
the crayfish neuromuscular junction.   Richard Friedman, Ph.D., Indianapolis, IN. July &
August 1999. Abstract and Poster Presented.

"Cost Effectiveness of Improving Technology in Implantable Cardioverter
Defibrillators." John Csisko, M.D., Ft. Wayne, IN. Summer 1996. Paper and
poster presentation.

"Photolysis Reactions Using Bisphotoenols." NASA Lewis Research Center.
Cleveland, OH. January 1994. Paper and slide presentation to faculty.

1.  Refereed Articles:

Horowitz M, Sharts M, Levy E, Albright AL, Pollack I. Endovascular management of
Ventricular catheter induced anterior cerebral artery false aneurysm in a 3 week old child
with myelomeningocele. Neurosurgery 2005 Aug;57(2):E374.

Bolinger B, Sharts M, Marion D. Bedside fluoroscopic flexion and extension
cervical spine radiographs for clearance of the cervical spine in comatose trauma
patients Journal of Trauma.  2004 Jan;56(1)132-6.
2.  Book Chapter

Craniocerebral Trauma,  Neurology in Clinical Practice. Donald W. Marion,
Michael C. Sharts, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara. Book Chapter, 2003.

3.  Presentations:

Biomechanical Performance of a Duo-polymer Cervical Artificial Disc.  M. Sharts,
B. Cheng, W. Welch, P. Gerzsten, P. Karausky, R. Vanderby, A. Oza.  Oral Presentation
SAS. Montreal, Canada.  March 2006.

Biomechanical Performance of a Duo-polymer Cervical Disc.  Bolyle C. Cheng,
PhD., Chung Kee Chough, MD, Micheal Sharts, MD, Pat Karausky, RN, Ashish
Oza, MS, Ray Vanderby, Jr., PhD, William C. Welch, MD.  Spine Across the Sea –
NASS. 7/2006.

Evaluation of the Misonix Ultrasound Osteotome Device in Sheep Laminectomies. 
William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS; Wendy Fellows-Mayle, MA, PhD; Michael
Sharts, MD; Ron Hamilton, MD, Peter C. Gertzen, MD, Pat Karausky, RN, BSN,
Jeffrey R. Balzer, PhD. To be presented at AANS 2006.

Biologics Of Bone.  William C. Welch MD, Michael C. Sharts MD.  Presented at
the Depuy Spine Review 2005 & 2006.