500 W. Broadway, Suite 310
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-6520
Fax: 406-329-2799

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St. Patrick Hospital

Montana Neuroscience Institute

Tuesday June 28, 2016
Carter E. Beck, M.D.

Dr. Beck

500 West Broadway Suite 310
(406) 728-6520 - Office
(406) 329-2799 - Fax
1-877 BRAIN MT - Toll Free


Business Address
500 West Broadway, Ste 310
Missoula, MT 59802-4012


1989-93 The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine M.D. June 1993

1984-88 The University of California at Berkeley (Genetics) B.A. May 1988


2000 Chief Neurosurgical Resident, Stanford University Hospital (Grad 7/2000)

1999 Senior Neurosurgical Resident, Stanford University Hospital

1998 (1/98-6/98) Resident UCSF-Mt Zion Complex Spine Service

1997 (7/97-12/97) Neurosurgical Resident, Stanford University Hospital

1996-7 Neurosurgical Resident, Stanford University Hospital

1995-6 General Surgical Intern, Stanford University Hospital

1994-5 Neurology Resident, New York Hospital-Cornell 1993-4 Medical Intern, University of Chicago Hospital


2009-10    Faculty Affiliate - The University of Montana Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2006          Vice President - Montana Neuroscience Institute Foundation. Participating Investigator.



1999 Rhone-Poulenc Rorer CNS Resident/Fellow Scholarship

Medical School

1991 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Pritzker Representative

1990 Kraft Nutrition Research Fellow: $3000

1990 American Diabetes Association Research Fellow: $2000


1988 Graduation with Highest Honors

Laboratory Research

1990-93 Dr. Donald Steiner and Dr. Louis Philipson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of Chicago: Molecular genetics of human potassium channels

1989 Dr. Leslie DeGroot, University of Chicago HLA-DR genes in patients with Graves’ Disease

1987 Dr. Igor Roninson, University of Illinois, Chicago, Research Specialist Expression of Multi-Drug Resistance Genes in Human Tumors

1986 Dr. Allan Wilson, University of California, Berkeley Sequences of Human Mitochondrial DNA, Anthropological Implications


HLA Class II Genes in Graves’ Disease. Hu-R, Beck-C, Chang-Y, DeGroot-LJ Autoimmunity, 1992, 12: 103-106

Quantitative Analysis of MDRI Gene Expression in Human Tumors by Polymerase Chain Reaction. Noonan-KE, Beck-CE, Holzmayer-TA, Chin-JE, Wunder-JS, Andrulis-IL, Gazdar-AF, Willman-CL, Griffith-B, VonHoff-DD, and Roninson-IB. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 1990 Sept 87(18):7160-4

Intracranial Hypotension presenting with severe encephalopathy. Case report. Beck C, Risk NW, Kiger LT, Spencer D, Hill L, Adler JR. Journal of Neurosurgery 1998, 89 (In Press)

Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Chap 160. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 4th Edition. Ed. H Schmidek. Carter E. Beck, Bruce McCormack, and Philip R. Weinstein. (In Press)

Surgical Approaches to the Cervicalthoracic Junction. Chap O. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 4th Edition. Ed. H Schmidek. Daniel Kim, MD, Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD., Carter E. Beck, MD, Donald D. Dietze, MD.

Case Report: Cranial Reconstruction for Metastatic Breast Cancer. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Nicholas Sieveking MD, Andrew E Turk, Carter E. Beck MD, Griffith R. Harsh MD. (Submitted)

Odontoid Screw Fixation: Results in 45 Patients and Comparative Analysis of Alternative Techniques. Geoffrey T Manley, MD.,PhD., Daniel Lieberman MD, Scott Wachhorst, MD, Carter Beck, MD, Randall Chestnu, MD, and Bruce McCormack, MD. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine (Submitted)

Pituitary Apoplexy Following Leuprolide Therapy for Ovum Donation: A Case Report Jama 2000 (submitted). Michelle Huston, Greg Engel, Sachie Oshima, Carter Beck, Carlos Camargo, Griffith Harsh, and Myer Rosenthal

Traumatic Fracture/Dislocation of the Axis with Bilateral Vertebral Artery Occlusion: A Case Report, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (submitted) Carter E. Beck, MD., Daniel Kim, MD, and Gerald Silverberg, MD


“Radiographic Findings in Intracranial Hypotension,” The 23rd Annual Meeting of the John W. Hanbery Society

“Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy with and without Interbody Fusion for Persistent Radiculopathy without Myelopathy,” poster presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1997 Annual Meeting. New Orleans

“Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Cervical Disc Degeneracy by MRI,” poster presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Spine Section Annual Meeting 1998. Rancho Mirage, CA

Odontoid Screw Fixation: Results in 36 patients and Compatative Analysis of Alternative Techniques. Jeoffrey Manley, Daniel Lieberman, Scott Wachhorst, Eldon Eichbaum, Carter Beck, Randall Chestnut and Bruce McCormack. Submitted to 1998 NASS, CNS, and Western

Complications of Intrathecal Infusion Pump Therapy. Carter E. Beck, MD, Gary Heit, MD, PhD, and Lawrence M. Shuer, MD. Abstract. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1999 Annual Meeting, Boston MA.

Motor Cortex Stimulation for Intractable Atypical Facial Pain: Case Report. Carter E. Beck,MD.  The Montana Neurosurgery Symposium 2002, Chico Hot Springs, Pray Montana.

A Retrospective Outcomes analysis of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Carter E. Beck, MD. The Montana Neurosurgery Symposium 2004, Chico Hot Springs, Pray Montana.

Beck's Facet Syndrome: a neurovascular cause for lumbar facet syndrome. Carter E. Beck, MD. The John Hanbery Society Annual Meeting. 2007. Dana Point, California.

A Novel Approach to Sacroiliac Fusion: can the sacroiliac fusion be resurrected? Carter E. Beck, MD. The Montana Liebrock Neurosurgery Symposium. 2008. Whitefish, Montana.