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St. Luke’s Neurosurgical Team Expands, Adding Two Specialists
August 09, 2017

Evan Marlin and Martin Oselkin have joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s exceptional team of neurosurgical doctors. Both are eager to assist the neurosurgical staff as they deliver optimal, personalized care to area patients, by using the latest technologies and procedures, including those offered nowhere else in the Lehigh Valley.

Neurosurgeon Evan Marlin, MD, comes to St. Luke’s from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery.

“In addition to the practice of general neurosurgery, I look forward to caring for patients with diseases of the blood vessels in the brain and spine,” says Marlin. “This unique set of diseases, not limited to stroke, can often be frightening to patients and their families. I am privileged to help guide them through the disease process and treatment options to help deliver exceptional care.”

Neuro-interventionalist Martin Oselkin, MD, recently served as fellow and clinical instructor in interventional neuroradiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

“Ever since my second year of medical school, it's been my goal to become an interventional neuroradiologist so joining the team at St. Luke’s is a dream come true,” says Oselkin. “My main objective for my practice is in line with St. Luke’s core values – to always deliver high quality, compassionate care and to create a practice where my patients feel confident they are receiving the best treatment in the region.”

Both Marlin and Oselkin will be working together in endovascular neurosurgery, a subspecialty within neurosurgery which uses catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. Both specialists are experienced in treating disorders such as stroke, aneurysm and other conditions and will join the St. Luke’s team in performing advanced surgical procedures to help patients with brain, spine and nerve conditions, including tumors, aneurysms, fractures and breaks.

Oselkin will focus on acute stroke thrombectomy, “coiling” of aneurysms and embolization of vascular malformations. Additionally, he will perform percutaneous spine procedures such as vertebral augmentation for fractures, ablations of spinal tumors, ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) and synovial cyst fenestration. In addition to neurosurgery, Marlin will also perform open and endovascular neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of neurovascular disease.

They join Steven Falowski, MD, Hugh Moulding, MD, Hugh O’Donnell, MD, Daniel O’Rourke, MD, Doron Rabin, MD and Dang Zhang, MD on the SLUHN neurosurgical team, providing specialized neurosurgical care and consultation to the people and physicians of the Lehigh Valley. St. Luke's neurosurgical physicians have offices located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, East Stroudsburg, Quakertown and opening soon in Warren, New Jersey.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.