Our Physicians
Carmina F. Angeles, MD/PhD

Dr. Angeles specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery with an emphasis on compassionate patient care. An honors graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where she earned both a medical degree and PhD in Neurophysiology, she completed her residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas in Galveston and a Spine Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. She is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is board-eligible for the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
 

Catherine Gallo, MD

Dr. Catherine Gallo is a board-certified neurosurgeon with a special clinical interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and spine instrumentation. A magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana State University, she earned her medical degree at Tulane University of Medicine in 1981 and completed her internship in general surgery and her residency in neurosurgery at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. A Eugene resident since 1987, Dr. Gallo was a partner with Dr. Christopher Miller at the NeuroSurgery Group before establishing The NeuroSpine Institute.
 

Scott H. Kitchel, MD

A specialist in adult and pediatric spine surgery, Dr. Scott Kitchel received his medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School and completed his surgical internship at Bexar County Hospital and his orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. His fellowship training in spine surgery was completed at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Kitchel has served as a faculty member and supervisor at Oregon Health Sciences University, an attending physician at Shriners Hospital and a visiting professor at the Mayo Clinic. Drs. Kitchel and Noonan founded Orthopedic Spine Associates in 2002.
 

Christopher G. Miller, MD

A specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery and a leader in developing outpatient spinal surgery procedures, Dr. Christopher Miller also specializes in skull base neurosurgery, neurovascular disease and neurotrauma. A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, he earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1987, where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery. He has served as a course instructor with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Miller has been a Eugene resident since 1993.
 

Gregory A. Moore, MD

Dr. Greg Moore is a triple certified specialist in Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Moore earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School and completed his surgical internship at Oregon Health Sciences University. He continued his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center, then completed his fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management at the Medical College of Virginia. He has a special interest in the rehabilitation of injured runners and has served on the medical team for the Olympic Trials (2012), when they were held at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field. He is the medical director of the 2014  IAAF World Junior Championships.  Dr. Moore also serves as a team physician and consultant for high school and college thletes. Dr. Moore is the co-founder of the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Center Eugene.  He has studied Yang Family tai chi since 2001.   
 

J. Christopher Noonan, MD

A specialist in spine surgery, Dr. J. Christopher Noonan received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He completed both his orthopedic residency and his spine fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Noonan has actively pursued the latest technologies in spine surgery and performed the first endoscopic spine fusion and Dynesys dynamic stabilization in the state of Wisconsin. He previously served as chief of orthopedics, chairman of credentials committee, and chief of staff at the United Hospital System in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He joined NeuroSpine Institute in 2006.  He is one of the few surgeons in the Northwest who treats young adult and adult scoliosis patients ....More
 

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Gregory Phillips, MD

Dr. Gregory Phillips is a triple certified specialist in Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine.and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In his collegiate years, Dr. Phillips played football for the University of Oregon. He graduated, earned his medical degree and completed his surgical internship at Robert Packer Hospital in Pennsylvania. He continued his residency at the University of Washington Medical Center, and then completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Integrated Pain Management Group in California. He has a special interest in the treatment of pain and has received advanced training in performing nerve blocks, radio frequency nerve lesioning and the implementation of both spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps.
 

Amy Athey, Psy.D.

Dr. Amy Athey is a licensed psychologist in Eugene and now spending part of her time at NeuroSpine Institute! Dr. Athey specializes in clinical and sport psychology. She provides clinical care, including psychotherapy and psychological evaluations, as well as performance consultation for athletes and performing artists. Dr. Athey earned a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Loyola College in Maryland. She has published research and presented at international and national conferences on crisis intervention, ethical delivery of care, and performance psychology. Dr. Athey is a member of the American Psychology Association’s Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) and has served 2 terms on its executive board. Dr. Athey is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is a Certified Consultant for AASP. She currently serves on the certification appeals committee. Dr. Athey is listed on the USOC Sport Psychology Registry and was one of 5 national experts, selected by the NCAA, to oversee new guidelines in the association’s Sports Medicine Handbook, revised in 2012.
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Testimonials
In November 2010, while working on a project at my home I twisted my back to look off to my left me and had an immediate onset of sharp pain.
After several weeks with no relief from taking Ibuprofen and other over the counter medications, I saw my Primary Care Physician who prescribed me Oxycoden.

The pain would subside when taking the pills, but really I knew I was just masking the problem. The cause for the pain had never been dealt with. I would have flare ups every week where I could hardly get out of bed or perform my daily tasks around the house. I had a total of 6 refills at 40 pills each time. Any exertion like mowing lawns, vacuuming, or even long car rides would aggravate the pain to an almost uncontrollable state. After 10 months of taking medications, trying massage therapy and a 12 visit program of physical therapy, I went to see Dr. Gregory Moore.

After just one visit, Dr. Moore was able to determine that an epidural steroid injection in my L45 facet joint might relieve some of my problem. I had the injection and felt immediate relief. As I was unsure how much luck I was going to have with this injection I decided to take my “new back” for a “test drive”. I went out and mowed the lawn, vacuumed, went for a long ride across the state and even went deer hunting where I slept in a camp trailer. All of this and zero pain.

I feel like a new man, able to do things I thought I would never be able to do again after that November 2010 episode. Thanks to Dr. Moore, I have my life back and can do all the things I love.

-Tom K.



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