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Dr. Dominic Cannella
Dr. Cannella received his bachelor's degree in Entomology with high honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He went on to University South Florida's College of Medicine in Tampa, where he earned his medical degree. While there, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. Dr. Cannella completed his internship at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. A few years later, he began his Neurosurgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. While in Buffalo, Dr. Cannella completed a Neurology rotation at Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurology in Boston. He later returned to Harvard, where he completed a brain tumor fellowship with the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Cannella specializes in spinal surgery, cranial surgery, and  carpal tunnel surgery.


Dr. Paul Davis
Dr. Davis graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He served four years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps after being commissioned a Second Lieutenant, attaining the rank of Captain before resigning to attend Medical School. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Davis completed a General Surgery internship at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, followed by a Neurological Surgery residency there. He served as Chief Resident for a year and a half. Dr. Davis specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. 

Dr. Christopher Payne
Dr. Payne graduated with his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He studied Medicine at the University of Dublin, Trinity College in Ireland, graduating with his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. After that, he moved to the United States for Neurological Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery in Pennsylvania. He has an interest in the treatment of pain syndromes and minimally invasive surgery.


Meghan Nipper, PA-C
Meghan Nipper received her undergraduate degree in nutrition at the University of New Mexico. She received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Nipper is certified by the National Commission on Certification on Physician Assistants, New Mexico Medical Board, and the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. She also holds certificates in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.


​Madison Whitehead, PA-C
Ms. Whitehead earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Mississippi State University. She completed a Bachelor of Biology: Molecular and Cellular from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and a Paramedic Certification from North Central Texas College.


Relief from Back Pain 

Listen in as we discuss treatment Dr. Payne provides as a neurosurgeon at San Juan Regional Brain and Spine.

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