Carlos A. Bagley, MD, MBA     
Director, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute; Chief, Department of Neurosurgery; and Co-Chair, Saint Luke’s Physician Group Neurosciences Division

Dr. Bagley, MD, MBA, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine. He earned his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Bagley completed a neurological surgery residency and spinal surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Bagley previously served as president of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. He serves on the editorial review boards of numerous spine and neurosurgery journals, including Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal, Global Spine Journal, and Neurosurgery. A leading clinical outcomes researcher, he is the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals and is a frequent lecturer at national and international neurosurgical conferences. 

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Together, our two directors are dedicated to clinical and outcomes research in the field of neuroscience. They lead an equally passionate multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals who provide care to patients with neurological injuries and disorders throughout Kansas City and beyond.

Program leadership

The Neuroscience Institute is made up of condition-based centers of excellence that are headed by neuroscience experts dedicated to providing industry-leading, patient-centered care.

Megan Baumgardner, DO
Medical Director, Cognitive Neurology

John Croom, MD  
Medical Director, Comprehensive Level 4 Epilepsy Center


Sarah Gibbons, DO  
Medical Director, Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Program


Jason Graff, MD  
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders 


Kristen Lewis, AuD  
Director of Clinical Services, Saint Luke’s Hospital Midwest Ear Institute 


Karin Olds, MD  
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Program


Matthew Casey Martinez, MD  
Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services 

Growing the Neuroscience Institute

Saint Luke’s is a leader in exceptional care and outcomes thanks to the generous commitment of community leaders and philanthropists who support our efforts. Saint Luke’s has been honored to receive $25 million from the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation to support expanded programming and internationally recognized outcomes research. In honor of their generosity and years of support, the Neuroscience Institute was renamed Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in 2013.

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