Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

Keith DeFini, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant specializing in Neurosurgery with Dr. Keith R. Lodhia at MD West ONE, formerly Midwest Neurosurgery.

Keith's background in sports is what inspired his journey into medicine. He enjoys the problem-solving and provider-patient care perspective of medicine. After graduating, Keith started his career in orthopedics, practiced for 15 years. Afterward, he joined our practice at MD West One, formerly Midwest Neurosurgery, and began working alongside Dr. Keith Lodhia, Neurosurgery & Spine Specialist. He has been practicing with Dr. Lodhia for six years now.

When Keith is not providing patient care, he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved at this local church.

Graduate School
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Undergraduate School
Bachelor in Exercise Science and Pre-Med, Creighton University
Neurosurgeon & Spine Doctor

Dr. Lodhia practices general neurosurgery encompassing the brain, spine and peripheral nerves with an emphasis in spinal surgery, having particular expertise in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Areas of research include spinal surgery, tumors of the spine, and brain hemorrhages. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian
Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship
Spine Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center

Board Certifications

Amercian Board of Neurological Surgery

1 Jack Foster Drive

Shenandoah, IA 51601


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Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7-5:00pm

Walk-In Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday: 9-12:30pm