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Scott Wait, MD

  • Neurological Surgery

Scott Wait, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
Scott Wait, MD
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age-group-children-filled Treats only Children



  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy

Clinical Interests

  • Spasticity
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cervical Surgery
    • Spinal Trauma
    • Minimally Invasive Spine And Intracranial Surgery
    • Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
    • Brain And Spinal Tumors
    • Cranial And Spinal Trauma
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Neurovascular Surgery
    • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Acoustic And Skull Base Tumors
    • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
    • Spine And Spinal Cord Tumors
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Neurosurgery
    • Acoustic Tumors
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neuro-Oncology
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Brain Aneurysms
    • Dural Fistula
    • Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
    • Pediatric Brain Tumors
    • Stereotactic And Functional Neurosurgery
    • Spinal And Cranial Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Minimallly Invasive Spine Surgery


  • Spanish
  • English


Dr. Wait has a diverse educational background, including a BA in chemistry with teacher certification, a stint teaching high school chemistry, medical school at ECU enhanced by a year in the Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and a residency in neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix with six months specialty education in minimally invasive brain tumor and endoscopic neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia. During residency he also completed additional specialized training in complex spinal neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, brain and spinal cord tumor surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Le Bonheur/St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Wait has conducted extensive clinical and laboratory research at the NIH and beyond and has published extensively on a variety of neurosurgical topics including over 50 manuscripts and 5 book chapters. He treats all pediatric neurosurgical conditions, adult cranial and spinal cord diseases, including tumors, and general neurosurgery. His specific interests are brain and spinal cord tumors in children and adults.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, General Surgery


  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital/LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Complex Spine Enfolded Fellowship; Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Epilepsy Enfolded
  • Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive and Neurooncologic Surgery