Capital Health says surgeon is sabotaging neuroscience center he headed

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Capital Health System invested tens of millions of dollars into creating a neurosciences institute in the late 2000s in advance of opening their new $530 million hospital here in 2011. And they recruited a top neurosurgeon named Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu to spearhead it, hiring him away from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2008. Capital Health then sank millions more into supporting Veznedaroglu and the team that would develop Capital Institute for Neurosciences into a national power, the company says. They still hail him as “one of the most experienced cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in the country.” Last week, in a lawsuit filed in federal court, Capital Health called Veznedaroglu a greedy, self-interested and disloyal doctor with “an unmatched megalomania” who sabotaged Capital’s institute, repackaged it under a new…


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