khq story about dbs surgery for parkinson disease

Dr. Carlson was featured in a story on KHQ about a patient with Parkinson Disease that benefited from deep brain stimulator surgery. 


Welcome Dr. HUYNH

AUGUST 1, 2018

Katie P. Huynh, DO is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the management of disorders affecting the brain and spine. Dr. Huynh received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in California. After medical school, she stayed in Southern California and completed her neurosurgery residency, where she was chief resident and Resident of the Year.

During residency, she received extensive training in the treatment of trauma brain injury, strokes, brain and pituitary tumors, and the full spectrum of spinal surgery from tumors to trauma and degenerative spine. Following residency, Dr. Huynh completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospital in Missouri. There, she received intensive training on clipping aneurysms, resecting vascular malformations, performing bypass surgery for the brain, and resecting complex tumors at the skull base. She worked with world-renown experts in the field of neurosurgery, one of them the inventor of the modern neuro-navigation system.

Dr. Huynh values innovation and novel ways to improve the practice of medicine. She has presented many research projects in the field of neurosurgery, trauma and general surgery. She has co-authored journal articles, book chapter, and a book on preparing for the Neurosurgery Board Exam. Her clinical interests include: cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, critical care, neurotrauma, brain and spine tumors, degenerative diseases of the spine, and motion-preserving spine surgery. She is passionate about her work and strives to provide excellent outcomes. It is a great privilege to care for patients, thus she is dedicated to provide diligent and meticulous care for her patients.

Dr. Huynh is fluent in three languages. She is married to Adam and they are proud parents of three daughters. She loves spending time with her family cooking, gardening, camping, target shooting, and enjoys watching them practice Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.



JUNE 4, 2018

A native to the Seattle area, Dr. Manhas grew up in Lake Forest Park and attended Shorecrest High School before completing his undergraduate studies in the Honors Program at the University of Washington. He earned his Medical Degree along with a Master's Degree in Public Health in Westchester County and New York City. His MPH studies focused on international health and treatment of indigent communities. While a senior resident in neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Manhas traveled to Uganda to treat patients at the International Hospital in Kampala. He believes in compassionate care for each patient, tailoring approaches to each condition with an emphasis on outcomes and best practices.

Dr. Manhas is an avid musician and who enjoys singing and listening to a variety of music genres. In addition to his interest in music, Dr. Manhas also enjoys outdoor activities including running, hiking, biking, and skiing.



MARCH 1, 2018

We are very excited to welcome two neurosurgeons to our practice, Dr. Amitoz Manhas and Dr. Katie Huynh. They will begin seeing patients this summer.


PHC welcomes new caregiver

JANUARY 2, 2018

Craig Bakker, PHC Regional Director for Neurosciences, began January 1, 2018.  Craig will have the responsibility for overseeing the Providence Neurosciences clinical programs across inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services, including director of the INSA clinics.


BEST DOCTORS 2015-2016

MAY 17, 2016

Four of our physicians have been listed by Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Best Doctors for 2015 and 2016. Dr. Carlson, Dr. Gruber, Dr. Ling, and Dr. Martz have been named for adult neurosurgery and Dr. Gruber and Dr. Ling were also named for pediatric neurosurgery. 


Providence HealthCare and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates announce new affiliation

february 15, 2015

Providence Health Care (PHC) and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates (INSA) are pleased to announce a new affiliation that will expand neurosciences services throughout the Inland Northwest region and provide greater quality, an improved patient care experience and reduced cost of care.

INSA has been a strong partner with PHC for more than a decade. This affiliation bolsters PHC’s and INSA’s ability to build a comprehensive neuroscience program for patients in the Inland Northwest region.

PHC welcomes new caregivers

As a result of this affiliation, Providence is welcoming several employees from INSA clinics to the PHC family. The physicians and advanced practice providers will continue to be employees of INSA.

Al Wichtendahl, PHC Regional Director for Neurosciences, will have responsibility for overseeing the Providence Neurosciences clinical program across inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services, including director of the INSA clinics.

Why is this important?

This transition will allow for greater coordination among physicians, nurses, surgeons and other caregivers in the neurology and neurosurgery clinics and hospital settings. Working together as a team means a more seamless care experience for patients throughout their course of treatment.

As the health care landscape changes, PHC continually evaluates and adjusts its services to meet the needs of the community. This new affiliation is another example of how PHC is taking proactive steps to organize care differently, make care more affordable, improve outcomes for patients and enhance the overall patient care experience.


dr. martz ACCEPTS ALS Ice bucket challenge

August 28, 2014

Dr. Martz accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Chief Executive Officer of Providence Sacred Heart, Alex Jackson. He has in turn challenged Dr. Michael Moore and Dr. Neil Giddings.



Dr. martz named chief medical officer

March 14, 2014

Dr. Dean Martz has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. Beginning June 30, 2014, he will work on a part-time basis seeing patients at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates.


best doctors in america

March 3, 2014

We are proud to announce that Dr. Jonathan Carlson, Dr. David Gruber, Dr. Benjamin Ling, and Dr. Dean Martz were voted as Spokane and Coeur d'Alene's Best Doctors in America 2014.


neurosurgery healthgrades award

February 24, 2014

Healthgrades rates Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates' services at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center among the top 5% in the nation.  Read the full story on Providence Connections.


Neuroscience program grows

June 28, 2013

Providence Neuroscience and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates have created a partnership to better treat and serve patients.