Where: Calvary Chapel Fort Smith,
7208 Mahogany Ave.
Fort Smith, Arkansas, (Chaffee Crossing)

Phone: 479-650-6356

Time: 6 p.m.

Space is limited, please arrive early.

Pastor Steve Marquez

smarquez-mug-no-borderPastor Steve was diagnosed with RCC (Renal Cell Carcinoma, Kidney Cancer) in April of 2014. He had surgery to remove the kidney in July of that year at UT SouthWestern, in Dallas, Tx. After surgery, pain returned and so did the cancer. He was then put into the care of Dr. Shafizadeh at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute in Little Rock, AR., where he underwent three more surgeries, two of them major. His doctor was optimistic, but later said that it was a miracle that he is walking as well as he is. It has been a long battle with 14 treatments of radiation, six months of Physical Therapy and the battle continues, taking pill-form chemotherapy possibly for the rest of his life. He credits his relationship with Jesus Christ and His healing power with bringing him this far and whatever time he has left, his desire is to glorify God and be an encouragement to others who have suffered life-changing difficulties.

Dr. Stephen F. Shafizadeh,

DocShafizadeh-mug-no-borderDr. Shafizadeh’s surgical expertise and interest focus on cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery, microsurgery, neuroncology, pituitary tumors, and complex spinal instrumentation.

Dr. Shafizadeh completed his neurosurgical residency training at the prestigious Northwestern University where he also completed advanced surgical training-infolded fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. Dr. Shafizadeh continued his surgical advancement under the mentorship of internationally renowned surgeon Professor Ali F. Krisht, completing a fellowship in microneurosurgery and cerebrovascular and skull base surgery.

Dr. Shafizadeh completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina where he also earned his PhD in the department of microbiology and immunology. Prior to his medical degree, Dr. Shafizadeh earned his doctorate in chiropractic giving him a unique opportunity to offer operative and conservative management of spinal disorders.

Dr. Shafizadeh’s research interests are focused on advancing surgical corridors for vascular disorders and brain tumors, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and cerebral vasospasm.

Dr. Shafizadeh performs surgery for the following:

  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Benign and malignant brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cerebral bypass
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformations
  • Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Spinal decompression and instrumentation
  • Spinal cord tumors