Dr. Ali Krisht is the name and face behind CHI St. Vincent’s Arkansas Neuroscience Institute and is one of the most heralded names in neurosurgery for his talents and accomplishments.
Krisht serves as the director of the institute, of which he is also the co-founder. During his tenure, he has become world-renowned for his abilities, including winning the 2019 Herbert Olivecrona Award, which is commonly referred to as the “Nobel Prize of neurosurgery.” Under his leadership, the world-class team at CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute has served not only Arkansans, but also patients from dozens of other states and countries.
“The Arkansas Neuroscience Institute is more than a comprehensive program that addresses all aspects of neurosurgery and neurological disorders,” Krisht says. “It is an internationally recognized neurosurgery destination here in Central Arkansas where surgeons from around the world can learn how the world’s best neurosurgeons conduct procedures and address unexpected discoveries.”
It is thanks to Krisht and his team that patients have hope for healing in some of the direst of circumstances, like neurological disorders, brain tumors, skull trauma and even epilepsy.
“The Arkansas Neuroscience Institute at CHI St. Vincent will not give up on patients, even when others tell them their condition is non-operable or cannot be treated,” Krisht says. “We do not play the statistics game because we realize that each of those lives is invaluable to their families. Impossible does not exist. Each case is an opportunity to save someone’s life.”