Bronson Neurosurgery Care Expanding in Battle Creek - Bronson Healthcare

Published on February 05, 2009

Bronson Neurosurgery is expanding its care into Calhoun County with the opening of an office at Battle Creek Health System. The practice, which opened January 21, is part of a collaborative effort between Bronson Methodist Hospital and Battle Creek Health System to provide neurosurgical care locally to adults and children in Calhoun County. Bronson Neurosurgery physicians Bratislov Velimirovic, M.D., Ph.D., and Daryl Warder, M.D., Ph.D. also have an office in Kalamazoo at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Services provided at the Battle Creek location include surgical evaluation and management of neurological conditions or injuries involving the brain, spine or peripheral nerves, including back and neck pain. The new office also offers patients convenient access to the hospital for diagnostic testing.

Velimirovic is a neurosurgeon with special clinical interests in spine surgery and stroke. He serves as medical director of neurosurgery at Bronson Methodist Hospital and has practiced at Bronson Neurological Services since 2005. Velimirovic received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade, College of Medicine and a doctorate degree in pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency and internship in neurosurgery at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. Velimirovic has conducted research on and taught neurobiology at Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and Columbia University. His neurobiology research focused on cloning and characterization of potassium channels and intracellular messengers.

Warder is a board certified adult and pediatric neurosurgeon. He has practiced at Bronson Neurological Services since 2006 and has more than 13 years of neurosurgery experience. Warder completed fellowships in both skull base neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia respectively. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Warder received his medical and doctorate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and bachelor degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

Bronson Neurosurgery is located on the Battle Creek Health System hospital campus at 363 Fremont St., Suite 200, in Battle Creek. The practice has immediate openings for patient consultations. Please contact your primary care provider for a referral. Drs. Velimirovic and Warder may be reached at (269) 964-5820.