Vicente C. Gracias, M.D. FAANS (L)

Vicente C. Gracias, M.D. began his practice of neurosurgery in Grand Rapids in 1974. He was a founding member and president of Kent Neurological Associates PC, until his retirement in June, 2016. Dr. Gracias, board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, is a lifetime fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, as well as a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Gracias was given the “Outstanding Undergraduate Medical Education-Community Faculty” award by the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Private Practice of Neurosurgery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 1974 to June 2016
  • Attending Staff at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1974 to 2001
  • Chief of Neurosurgery at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1975 to 1987
  • Attending Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1974 to June 2016
  • Attending Staff at UMH
  • Attending Staff at Metro Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan, April 1980 to June 2016
  • Chairman of Department of Neurosciences at Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1998 to 1999
  • Attending Staff at Spectrum United Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Michigan, April 2007 to June 2016
  • Certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1978

Education

  • Residency in Neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1974
  • Chief resident in Neurosurgery, July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 at Wayne State University
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, since 1979

Membership

  • Kent County Medical Society, 1974 to present
  • American Medical Association
  • Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons since 1972
  • Walter E. Dandy Neurological Society since June 17, 2012
  • West Michigan Neurological Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons since 1969 (Life Member)

Achievements

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Medical Educator, Community Faculty, 2008, from Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professionals.