Augusta University names new Chiari Malformation specialist amid calls to keep current one

Dr. Post joins CHOG as chiari specialist

Augusta University leaders responded to recent inquiries about the future of Children’s Hospital of Georgia and Chiari Malformation.  This comes after several parents of patients who see Dr. Ian Heger voiced concerns about his contract now being renewed.   A spokesperson from Augusta University has confirmed that Dr. Heger will be at CHOG until the end of June. Here is the statement below:

The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is committed to the highest level pediatric of care. As the area’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to children, we understand the importance of continuity of care for children with special health care needs.

 This month, the children’s hospital welcomed Dr. Alexander F. Post, a pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in neurological disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, including Chiari malformations. Post completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University and most recently served as pediatric neurologist at the New Jersey Pediatric Brain & Spine Tumor Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Under the care of Dr. Post, and with recruitment underway for a second pediatric neurosurgeon, patients will continue to receive the same specialty treatment they have come to know and expect. While we do not comment on personnel matters, we are working closely with our patients and their families to address their care needs. 

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