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Marc S. Goldman, MD

Marc S. Goldman, MD

Dr. Marc Goldman is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He attended Hardaway High School where he graduated as Class Valedictorian and he received the city wide Page One Award for Music. His appreciations of music lead him to North Texas State University in Denton, Texas where he studied as a Jazz Music Major for two years. He returned to Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He pursued his medical education at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and received his medical degree in 1988. Dr. Goldman trained as a General Surgery intern from 1988-1989 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His residency training in Neurosurgery as well as a Spine Fellowship was completed at the Mayo Clinic from in 1994. Upon completing his residency training, Dr. Goldman became Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Surgeon-in-Charge of Spine Surgery at Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He returned home in the spring of 1995 to establish this neurosurgery practice.

Dr. Goldman has authored many published scientific research articles. He serves as Faculty and Clinical Professor in the Martin Army Community Hospital and the Columbus Regional Medical Center Family Practice Residency programs.

Dr. Goldman is American Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and he maintains Continued Medical Education training above and beyond board requirements. He practices at The Columbus Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, Doctors Hospital and The Surgery Center. He treats most all surgical disorders of the brain and spine, but has a special interest in Functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Goldman is the only neurosurgeon in the region that treats advanced Parkinson’s Disease patients with an implantable device known as a Deep Brain Stimulator (“DBS”). Additionally, Dr. Goldman is a member of the Columbus Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Team and is committed to providing around-the-clock emergency neurosurgical care to the community and the region.

Dr. Goldman is a devoted family man. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three school-age children. His hobbies include tennis, running, boating/water sports as well as traveling, fine dining, and music.

Michael W. Gorum, MD

Michael W. Gorum, MD

Dr. Michael Gorum was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1960. His family settled in north Alabama a few years later, he attended public school in Arab, Alabama graduating in 1978. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry and sociology from Birmingham-Southern College, and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. While attending medical school, he was honored with membership in the Tinsley Harrison Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.

Subsequent to his formal education he interned at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, first in internal medicine, then in general surgery. In January of 1998 he began neurosurgical training, completing this course in 1993, after serving a year as Chief Neurosurgical Resident.

To fulfill an educational training obligation, Dr. Gorum was assigned as a staff neurosurgeon at Wilford Hall Medical Center, located on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Aside from gaining a rudimentary knowledge of Spanish during this tour, he served as Assistant Chairman, then Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as Chief Neurosurgical consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. He also served in numerous committee roles, including ethics committee, trauma committee, and graduate education selection committee. During this time Dr Gorum was instrumental in the startup of the Radiosurgery Service at Wilford Hall, and was an integral part of the Skull  Base Surgery Team.

After several years on Active Duty, Dr Gorum and his family looked to return to the deep south, near home and family. Columbus, Georgia was a good fit, and he established practice here in 1997. During his tenure in Columbus he has remained active in the community, and continued his commitment to quality medical care. His leadership was instrumental in establishing the Clinical Advisory Group at the Medical Center. That organization has overseen the development of numerous quality initiatives at Columbus’ largest hospital. He has also served as Chief of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Credentials committee, and on numerous other committees. Among his professional memberships are the AMA, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Muscogee County Medical Society.

Dr Gorum has spoken on numerous topics concerning neurosurgery and quality management in health care. He has also published articles in both areas.

He is married to the former Tammy Tirey, whom he met during his training days in Birmingham. Tammy and the doctor have 2 teenage children and 2 dogs. They enjoy the time they can spend with family, and are especially fond of the outdoors. Dr Gorum also plays tennis, although not as well as he would like. He has completed several marathons, enjoys distance running and biking, and every second he can spend with his children.


Scott Bell, MD

Scott Bell, MD

Dr. Scott Bell was born in Homestead, FL in 1971 and grew up in Houston, TX.  He attended Hastings College in Nebraska for his undergraduate education.  After obtaining his B.A. degree in Biology in 1994, Dr. Bell went on to study medical research in molecular pathobiology.  He received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Texas A&M University with research on the genetic regulation of blood vessel formation.  Further advanced degrees include a M.P.H. (Master’s in Public Health) in 2002, also from Texas A&M University, studying Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

After his years in medical research and population studies, he matriculated at University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio where he received his M.D. in 2006.  He returned to the Midwest and completed residency training for Neurosurgery in Denver, CO at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2013.  He is board eligible in Neurological Surgery with over 2000 operations and procedures performed.

Dr. Bell’s professional interests lie in brain and spine trauma, brain tumors, aneurysms, pediatric neurosurgery, degenerative brain and spine disease, and spinal cord tumors and other abnormalities.  He is accomplished in brain surgery for trauma, resection of brain and spine tumors, open treatment for brain aneurysms, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor.  He is likewise proficient in spinal cord and spinal nerve decompression for trauma and degenerative disease, as well as spine stabilization and fusion.  He has published multiple research articles and given talks on angiogenesis, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, and spine injuries.  He has participated in training neurosurgery residents and medical students aspiring towards neurosurgery, and most enjoys the reward of helping patients with brain and spine illnesses and injuries.

After his time in Colorado, Dr. Bell and his family long awaited their return to the south, and arrived in Columbus July of 2013.  He is an active member of the neurosurgical and local community, with membership in the American Association of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Muscogee County Medical Society, Columbus Regional Trauma Committee, and The Columbus Museum. 
Dr. Bell is an athlete, having played football and run track through college.  He is married to Tracy (Roemmich) Bell, whom he met at Hastings College.  Tracy is likewise an athlete having played volleyball through college.  Tracy has coached volleyball for over 15 years, most recently in Denver prior to arriving in GA.  They have 2 school-aged children whose interests include sports, math, science, and performing arts.



The Columbus Neurologic Institute, P.C.
Midtown Medical Park
1538 Thirteenth Avenue, Suite B300
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone (706)321-9300