Premier Neurosurgical Institute was founded in 2010 by Dr. Vidyadhar Chitale, a board certified Neurosurgeon. The purpose of the Institute is to provide global attention to patients’ neurosurgical needs and to give patients a personalized experience. At Premier Neurosurgical, patients can receive an in office diagnostic evaluation with X-rays and MRI imaging all in the same visit. This shortens the time a patient goes without treatment and expeditiously takes decision making to the next level of therapeutic intervention, be it surgical or nonsurgical. In April 2013 Premier Ambulatory Surgical Center was opened to provide minimally invasive surgical treatment for a variety of cervical, lumbar, and peripheral nerve conditions.
Vidyadhar Chitale, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Born in 1954 in a small village near Mumbai, Dr. Vidyadhar S. Chitale was exposed to the rural farm life until he graduated from high school at the age of 14. He has a deep understanding of rural life and has compassion for hard-working people. This understanding and compassion carries over into his medical practice and treatment of his patients. Read Vidyadhar Chitale’s full bio.
Alan Maloon, M.D., Board Certified Neurologist
Dr. Maloon graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. He did his Residency and Fellowship training at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. His special interests include dementia and disorders of aging, headache, and multiple sclerosis. He is married and has three children. Dr. Maloon is Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Read Alan Maloon’s full bio.
Quentin Jenkins, PA-C
Quentin Jenkins has been a board certified Physician’s Assistant for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a Physician’s Assistant, Quentin worked in the operating rooms as a surgical tech for 15 years. For six of those years he was the first assistant to a neurosurgeon during surgical procedures. Read Quentin Jenkins’ full bio.
Kristen Coleman, NP-C
Kristen Coleman is a board certified Nurse Practitioner that works alongside Dr. Chitale. She has worked primarily in the neurosurgical, cardiovascular and general surgery settings and began working with Dr. Chitale in 2016. She is involved in the entire continuum of care of Dr. Chitale patients and you will see her in the office, the operating room and the hospital. Read Kristen Coleman’s’ full bio.
Heidi Meyer FNP-BC, CNRN, MSN
Heidi Meyer has been a certified Family Nurse Practitioner over 20 years. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Emory University in 1995 with her Master of Science in Nursing. In addition, she is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse. Heidi has been a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty of Neurology since 1996 with neuroscience nursing experience beginning in 1992 at the University of Virginia. Heidi has been caring for neurology patients in the Marietta area over 15 years prior to joining Premier Neurosurgical Institute.
Stefanie Wetzel, NP-C
Stefanie Wetzel is a certified and licensed nurse practitioner in the state of Georgia. Originally from the Twin Cities, Stefanie went to undergrad at the University of Houston and studied Psychology. After working as a research assistant within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Texas Health Science Center she made the decision to go back to school to pursue advanced practice nursing. She attended Emory University where she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing and subsequent Master’s in Nursing. Since graduating and becoming a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner she has found her passion for neurology; taking particular interest in treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease . Stefanie is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia. She is pursuing a specialty certification as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) to further her knowledge in the care of patients with neurological trauma and illness.