University of North Carolina B.A. (Chemistry)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
North Carolina State University M.S. (Physiology)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bowman Gray School of Medicine (M.D.)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
George Washington University Hospital (General Surgery)
George Washington University Hospital (Neurological Surgery)
Dr. Chappell’s entire career of 16 years after his extended residency training has been working for medical universities in California, such as the University of California – San Francisco (formerly, Davis)– East Bay and the University of California – San Diego. He remains a professor of neurosurgery at the University of California – Irvine. His research and subspecialty interests have spanned the realm of neurosurgery. Dr. Chappell has written numerous publications, chapters in textbooks and has presented at numerous conferences in the areas of Brain Trauma, Brain Tumors, and Spine Surgery. He has special training in skull base surgery, stereotaxic techniques, and spine techniques.
Dr Chappell has been honored throughout his career for his attention to patient care and the instruction of students and residents. He is known throughout the medical community in Orange County as congenial, devoted, reliable, and of the utmost integrity. He has always attended to those patients with the least resources and most advanced diseases, making his outcomes for the less ill even better.
Dr. Chappell’s approach to practicing neurosurgery is unique in many ways. He has been a leader in minimally-invasive techniques for spine and brain surgery for more than 10 years. Dr. Chappell remains one of the few neurosurgeons in Southern California using minimally-invasive techniques routinely in his practice. Dr. Chappell is known for close interaction with his patients and their primary physicians. Both have prompt access to Dr. Chappell around the clock. He reliably spends sufficient time with patients in consultation so that they can make the most informed decision about having surgery.