Carl Culicchia Obituary, Death – Carl Culicchia, a renowned neurosurgeon and the company’s founder, passed away recently. His family and colleagues at Culicchia Neurological are in grief. His age was 95. Dr. Culicchia founded the medical business that now bears his name in 1961. It has grown to become one of the most successful neurological and neurosurgical practices in the Gulf South.
At the beginning of its operation, the clinic served as the principal source of neurosurgical care for about a quarter of a million people living on the West Bank. It employed both neurosurgeons and medical neurologists. Dr. Culicchia reflected on his work many years later and said, “I was convinced it was a better model.” “Better medicine, a more specialized staff, and a greater focus on the requirements of the patient would be the outcomes of neurologists and neurosurgeons working together under the same roof,” the authors write.
Indications for neurosurgery must be backed up by empirical evidence in order to be considered appropriate. Better care for the patient was ensured by the presence of neurological specialists who were able to share their knowledge and experience. Frank Culicchia, his son, is a neurosurgeon and joined the practice in 1989.
Since then, the clinic has grown to include more than a dozen physicians and the CNC Hearing and Balance Center. Dr. Carl, as he was lovingly known by his many patients and friends, first learned about West Jefferson Hospital in 1960 after taking a drive to the hospital for the purpose of curiosity, back when the area was a sleepy suburb.
At the time, the hospital was located in a more rural part of the city. After finishing his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, he was seeking for a permanent place to practice medicine and had recently started his search.