Dr. Staner is one of the few neurological specialists in the country who is board certified in both neurosurgery and neurology. He has a special interest in complex spine disorders, as well the more common problems of stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Staner has more than 40 years of neurological experience in conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. He ran a successful private practice, Alabama Neurosurgeons, P.C., before joining UAB in 2016. He is founder of the Greystone Neuroscience Center, and developer of the PLAD ("Laser Spine") procedure in Alabama (1992).