NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As a current Neurosurgeon and standing Medical Director of Memorial HealthCare System in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher DeMassi brings with him five years in his position and fifteen years in total within the healthcare industry. The American Health Council honors and acknowledges Dr. DeMassi’s past and present feats within healthcare.

Certified in Neurological Surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. DeMassi specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, epilepsy surgery, surgery for movement disorders, head trauma, and brain tumor surgery.

Colleges and institutions where Dr. DeMassi has studied include Georgetown University School of Medicine and The University of Miami, where he received a Fellowship in Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. With expertise in various procedures, including epilepsy and brain and spinal surgery, Dr. DeMassi oversees all protocols related to the Memorial Spine Center on a weekly basis. As Medical Director, Dr. DeMassi also has leadership and administrative responsibilities and sits on several boards and review committees, including the Surgical Services Executive Committee, Level 1 Trauma Peer Review Committee, and the Chair of the Spine Committee.

Dr. DeMassi has always shared a keen fascination for the workings of the human mind and body, observing surgeries at a young age and becoming involved in family pursuits towards mental health, leading to his current role today. Books have also played a vital role in Dr. DeMassi’s career, as extensive readings in psychology and medicine also honed his interests and curiosity.

DeMassi has been awarded the Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2016, along with the Lawrence S. Lilienfield MD. PhD Award for Excellence in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is engaged in numerous charitable causes, including The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Foundation.

Hobbies and interests of Dr. DeMassi include sports, travel, research, and teaching as an adjunct professor at The University of Miami.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: 

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-212-390-0214