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Rob Dickerman '92, D.O., Ph.D., is making a difference in neurosurgery

02.01.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Rob Dickerman '92, D.O., Ph.D., graduated from Texas Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. After graduating from TXWES, he got his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Dickerman is now a fellowship trained and board certified neurosurgeon.

"I chose Texas Wesleyan because I liked that it was a broad-based university," Dickerman, said. "It gave me the opportunity and recommendations for liberal arts studies, with a long-standing history in science and medicine."

Dickerman is now the owner and physician at the North Texas Brain and Spine Institute in Plano, TX. He practices conservative (nonsurgical) and surgical options for treating patients with acute spinal conditions. When his patients need surgery, he's trained in minimally invasive spinal techniques which minimize damage to surrounding tissues and speed recovery time so patients can return to work or sports.

"Texas Wesleyan's education platform prepared me for my career because it's designed to make students well-rounded in their studies," said, Dickerman. "Different discussions with [my professors] gave me perspective and played a key role in my career path."

Next up for Dr. Dickerman? He's going to continue to build his practice in neurosurgery and expand the research he's doing in the field.

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