With nearly four decades of professional experience, Arthur S. Daus, M.D., F.A.A.N.S. (L), is a respected and accomplished neurological surgeon, amassing a wealth of knowledge and expertise in neurosurgery and neurology. Dr. Daus formerly served as a neurological surgeon in private practice with Midwest Neurosurgery Center in Joplin, Missouri, since 1988, preceding his current service as a USMEPCOM Chief Medical Officer, since 2013. Throughout his career, Dr. Daus incorporates his extensive neurosurgical and neurological knowledge and experience to best treat his patients with surgical and medical conditions; his empathic and professional approach aids these patients to lead successful lives post-surgery, as well as assisting in military applicant medical assessments.
Equally passionate about human rights and his community, Dr. Daus has been a member with the National Coalition of Physicians Against Family Violence since 1994, and he is a scholarship contributor to both the University of Kentucky and Louisville St. Xavier High
School. Furthermore, he charitably donates to the Archdiocese of Louisville Cathedral of the Assumption’s Feed Thy Neighbor Fund, the University of Louisville Medical School and Louisville Undergraduate School, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the American Red Cross, the United Service Organizations (USO), the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the Christian Appalachian Fund, Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Catholic Relief Services, Sisters of the Poor Claires, and Feed the Children organizations.
Dr. Daus became a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2010. He conducted original spinal cord injury research, which was presented to the American College of Surgeons, and printed within their ACS Publication. Dr. Daus won the 1985 Kentucky State Residents Award by the American College of Surgeons’ committee on trauma. In recognition of his neurosurgical continuing medical education, Dr. Daus has been honored with the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award continuously between 1990 and 1994, and then the Physician’s Recognition Award with Special Commendation from the American Medical Association from 1993 to 2003, every year since 2003. Dr. Daus received the American Neurological Surgeons Association and
the Continuing Education Award continuously from 1990 to 2010. Dr. Daus subsequently won the Civilian Award from USMEPCOM Eighth Battalion in 2015 and is a frequent presenter on neurosurgery and ortho-neuro topics at USMEPCOM.
The recipient of a Bachelor of Science in physics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University, Dr. Daus was a rotating intern in surgery and a resident in neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center between 1981 and 1988. He is a licensed physician in the states of Kentucky, Missouri, California, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana, as well as a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Federation of State Licensing Examiners. In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, swimming, horseback riding, archery and riflery.
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