Dr. Eric A. Potts served as the 40th Chair of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Indiana as a young child. He then returned east to attend the University of Pennsylvania where he was a varsity diver on the swim team. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Indiana University School of Medicine. His postgraduate training was at the University of Maryland. After residency, he completed a spine fellowship with the Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group (ING). Immediately after fellowship, he was employed at ING. After many years of work, ING merged with Indiana University Neurosurgery to form Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (GCBS). GCBS grew and became an outstanding example of a “privademic” practice model. During this time, he helped launch the complex spine fellowship at Indiana University. After 10 years of success, GCBS split from the university due to leadership differences. Dr. Potts remains a proud GCBS partner. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of GCBS and as the Chairman of Neurosurgery at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
He is passionate about quality patient care. A major focus of his research is outcomes of common spinal procedures. He has been involved with the Quality Outcomes Database from its inception. GCBS is consistently a top enroller and performer. He also has interests in image guidance, intraoperative imaging, and advanced imaging techniques. He is widely published in these areas. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other journals.
Despite a busy clinical practice, his biggest passion is his family. He and his wife, Mary Claire, have four children, Alex, Caroline, Teddy and Juliet. They enjoy family adventures of skiing, wakesurfing, traveling, and family game nights. Alex graduated from Notre Dame, Caroline is a junior at Notre Dame, and Teddy was just accepted at Notre Dame as a freshman. Juliet is a sophomore in high school. Not surprisingly, the Potts family has turned into huge Notre Dame fans and throw a pretty good tailgate.