James R. Bean, MD

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Neurosurgical Associates
1760 Nicholasville Road, Ste. 301
Lexington, KY 40503


James R. Bean, MD

Specialties: Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Education: Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1966-1970
Medical: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1970-1973
Medical Internship: Tuoro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1973-1974
Surgical Internship: University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 1974-1975
Neurosurgery Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 1975-1980
Fellowship: Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Gough Cooper Department of Neurological Surgery, Queen Square, London, England, 1978-1979


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1983


  • Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982-Present
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1984-Present
  • Neurosurgical Associates, PSC, Lexington, Kentucky., President 2000-2012, Managing Director 1990-2000
  • St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982-2008
  • The Physicians Network (TPN), LLC - IPA, Lexington, Kentucky, 1994-2007, Founding member 1994,President 1994-1996, 2002-2007, Vice-President 1996-2002, 2007-2009, Board of Managers 1994-2009
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982-2007, President - Medical Staff 1991
  • Kentucky Region 5 Medicaid Regional Provider Partnership, Chairman 1997-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 1980-1982

Appointments: President, Lexington Medical Society 2001
President, American Association of Neurological Surgery 2008-2009

Publications: View Dr. Bean's recent publications in the Publications Database.

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