Crouse Hospital has appointed Central New York neurosurgeon Eric M. Deshaies, M.D., medical director for endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, effective Nov. 10. He will be affiliated with Crouse Medical Practice and specializes in brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spinal cord, stroke rescue therapies, and skull base and brainstem tumor surgery. Deshaies is one of only a few dual-fellowship trained neurosurgeons in the country and the only one in Central New York. In practice for 14 years, he received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Deshaies currently serves as director of Neuroendovascular, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Tumor Services at Upstate Medical University, where he also is associate professor of neurosurgery, neuroscience and physiology. Deshaies has been the primary investigator on a number of brain aneurysm and stroke trials, which he will be bringing to Crouse. He has authored more than 50 publications, including two books and more than 30 research publications. Deshaies completed fellowships in neuroendovascular surgery (Albany Medical Center) and cerebrovascular and skull base tumor surgery (University of Miami), and completed his residency in neurological surgery at Albany Medical Center.