About Us

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates

About Us

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates is comprised of five neurosurgeons from top-notch training programs, who are committed to providing state-of-the-art neurosurgery to the Kansas City region.

The physicians and staff of Midwest Neurosurgery Associates are committed to providing the highest quality of neurosurgical care. Your health and comfort are our primary concern.

Our goal is to provide outstanding care in a patient-centered environment. We take pride in being able to offer individualized care, state-of-the-art techniques, and close communication with referring and primary care physicians to ensure the best possible outcomes.

As a full-service neurosurgery group of five expert neurosurgeons and an equal number of advanced practice providers, Midwest Neurosurgery Associates sets itself apart by being able to provide highly specialized and individualized care.

Our neurosurgeons will discuss all available surgical and non-surgical management options in detail, so that you and your family will understand the potential risks and benefits in order to make an informed choice.

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive neurosurgical care and appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We will do everything in our power to merit your confidence.


Midwest Neurosurgery Associates is comprised of five neurosurgeons.


Our surgeons have a broad range of subspecialty interests and collaborate on a daily basis to provide you with the best quality of care.


Our surgeons come from top-notch training programs and are committed to providing state-of-the-art neurosurgery to the Kansas City region.

Our Practice at a Glance


We participate in most insurance plans.

Office Hours

Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

After Hours

There is always a physician on call 24 hours a day to assist in emergent care of our patients.


We take care of prescription refills only during office hours. Please call your pharmacy to ask for a refill, and the pharmacy will then contact us.  Controlled substance prescriptions require a written prescription; please contact the office directly for these refill requests.

New Patients

We generally see new patients on referral by their primary care physician or another specialist.

Our Locations

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates at Research Medical Center
2330 East Meyer Boulevard
Suite 411
Kansas City, MO 64132

Phone: (816) 363-2500
Fax: (816) 361-4500

Our office is in the Research Tower Building located directly behind the Research Medical Center on the north side of the hospital. Access the parking lot from Prospect Ave. Follow the signs for 2330 East Meyer. We are the building with the silver metal overhang above the entry. Valet parking is available at the main entrance to our building.

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates at Lee’s Summit Medical Center
1980 SE Blue Parkway
Ste 2130
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Phone: (816) 363-2500
Fax: (816) 361-4500

Our office is in the Lee’s Summit Medical Center complex near the intersection of 50 Hgwy. and Todd George Rd. There are three entrances in the front of the complex. When facing the complex, our entrance is the red brick entryway on the left side of the complex, in the cream-colored and red brick building that runs perpendicular to the medical center.

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates at Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10550 Quivira Rd, Suite 400
Overland Park, KS 66215

Our office is located on Overland Park Regional campus near the intersection of I-435 and Quivira Rd. We are adjacent to Overland Park Regional Hospital. From Quivira, go west on 106th St. and make the first right turn into the hospital parking lot. We are located in the red brick building with the Doctor’s Medical Building sign on the entrance.

Our History


Midwest Neurosurgery associates was founded in 1967.

Since then, Midwest Neurosurgery associates has steadily grown from a two person general neurosurgery practice to an five member group with expertise and training in multiple sub-specialty areas.


Arnold Schoolman, MD, PhD, recruited Andrew Kaufman, MD, to join him in August 1972.

Robert Morantz, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, left KU to join the group in 1980.

Jonathan Chilton MD, joined the practice in 1988

Geoffrey Blatt, MD joined the practice in 1992.

William Rosenberg, MD, joined the practice in 2002.

Peter Basta, MD, joined the practice in 2007.

Frances Hardaway, MD, FAANS, joined the practice in 2018.

Matthew J. Pierson, MD, FAANS joined the practice in 2020.

Geoffrey Blatt, MD retired from the practice in 2021.

Jonathan Chilton, MD, retired from the practice in 2022

Demi Dawkins MD, joined the practice in 2023


Throughout our long history, the physicians of Midwest Neurosurgery Associates have provided outstanding care to our hometown population, and to people from out-state Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Arkansas, as well as states outside the Midwest. In addition, we have seen visitors from international locations who have made their way to Kansas City for treatment.

We now have five neurosurgeons and are still growing, making us the largest private neurosurgery clinic in our region.


Midwest Neurosurgery Associates is a private practice group composed of five board-certified or board-eligible neurosurgeons. They work under a contract with HCA to see patients in their HCA Clinic, Midwest Neuroscience Institute. All billing and payments are done through the auspices of HCA Midwest Neuroscience Institute.

Contact Us

Please call us at 816-363-2500 for any questions you may have.

Our Values


We maintain the highest standards and achieve them by continually monitoring and improving our outcomes.


We welcome change, encourage invention and continually seek better, more efficient ways to achieve our goals.


We collaborate and share knowledge to benefit patients and fellow caregivers for the advancement of patient care.


We strive to exceed our patients’ expectations for comfort and convenience.


We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards by a commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect and transparency.


We demonstrate our commitment to world-class care by providing a caring and supportive environment for our patients, patients’ families and fellow caregivers.