CARE PHILOSOPHY

GOOD HANDS, GOOD HEART

 
  • INNOVATIVE
  • COMPASSIONATE
  • EVIDENCE BASED
  • OUTCOMES FOCUSED

Our practice philosophy centers around understanding the needs of our patient's and optimizing management strategies for them. We utilize evidence based guidelines and developed a model of integrated care designed to maximize your prospects for improvement.   If surgery is required, we offer minimally invasive solutions for even the most complex disorders.  Our goal is ensuring a timely recovery with lasting relief - not just performing more surgery.

 

 
MARGARET MacGREGOR MD, FACS

MARGARET MacGREGOR MD, FACS

Dr. Margaret MacGregor is a native of Morris County, New Jersey.  She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she graduated with honors.  She was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant in Physical Chemistry, and studied at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.  She attended UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers), and completed her neurosurgical training at Loyola University, in Maywood, Illinois.  Dr. MacGregor comes to the Nashville area after seventeen and one half years of serving the Springfield, Illinois area.  There she worked both in the private sector and as faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology. She is a board certified in Neurosurgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her board certification is good through 2023.

When not practicing neurosurgery, Dr. MacGregor likes to spend time with her family, horses, and dogs.  Her son, at age fourteen, is already an accomplished rider.  She is an internationally known breeder of award winning Trakehner horses, with successes both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. MacGregor is fluent in German and loves to speak it when she meets people who also know the language. She and her husband love Nashville and all that the State of Tennessee have to offer. She often says “I am thrilled to be here (Tennesssee)”!

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EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Medicine - UMDNJ/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency - Loyola University (Neurosurgery)
  • Undergraduate - Smith College

CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Neurologic Surgeons
  • ABNS MOCC recertified
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

LOCATIONS

  • Summit/Hermitage
  • Stonecrest/ Smyrna

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CHRIS TALEGHANI MD, MBA, FACS

CHRIS TALEGHANI MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Taleghani has moved out of State and taken a new position as of 04/01/2019. We want to thank and congratulate Dr. Taleghani on his years of dedication and service to the States of Kentucky and Tennessee. Best wishes Dr. Taleghani and thanks from all of us here at Pinnacle Surgical Partners.

Dr. Taleghani is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery and complex spine and brain conditions. He received his Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his Neurosurgery Residency training at Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Taleghani also earned his MBA from George Washington University while completing medical school.

In addition to expertise in many serious conditions of the brain, for which he is trained and eager to provide care, Dr. Taleghani continues to develop techniques for complex spine cases. As a result he has become a sought-out instructor for surgeons around the world. Many of the techniques for minimally invasive spine and brain surgery are new to Nashville and unique to Dr. Taleghani. A native of Washington, D.C., he has been a proud resident of Nashville since 2007.  He enjoys scuba diving, travel, motorcycles and working on his farm.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Medicine - Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • MBA - George Washington University
  • Residency - Pennsylvania State University (Neurosurgery)

CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Neurologic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

ASHLEY MYATT, PA-C, MLS (ASCP)  (Ashley has left the practice along with Dr. Taleghani as of 03/31/2019)

(Formerly with Pinnacle Surgical Partners)

Ashley is a physician assistant who joined our practice in February 2014 and works closely with Dr. Taleghani both in the clinic and the OR. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS), and again in 2011 with her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS). She worked for 3 years in family medicine before deciding to pursue a surgical field, and now thoroughly enjoys the challenges of working in neurosurgery.  Her extracurricular interests include traveling, home renovation projects, music, painting, anything outdoors, skydiving, and learning new things. 

 

 CARING IS A TEAM EFFORT-AND WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM!

 

CLINIC COORDINATORS

Jeanne Taleghani

Liz Kelley

SURGERY SCHEDULERS

Mayshe Woods

BILLING

Shalonda Webster

MARKETING

Jason Elvidge

As the largest,independent, multi-specialty practice in Middle Tennessee, AdvancedHEALTH remains focused on quality while continuing to reduce the costs to our patients. Currently, AdvancedHEALTH  includes over 300 physicians, surgeons and mid-level providers within 30 specialties.

PINNACLE SURGICAL PARTNERS is proud to be a member of the AdvancedHEALTH network.