About Us - Our Team


Nichole Smith, RN - Practice Manager
Nichole Smith, RN is our Practice Manager. She has ten years of nursing experience, including work on a post surgical unit, general medical unit, as well as two years of case management. On the post-surgical unit, she worked with neurosurgery patients, and is familiar with spinal surgeries, and the needs of these patients. She has an Associates Degree in nursing, and currently finishing her Bachelors. She is also BLS certified.

Qwendolyn Hughes - Office assistant
Qwendolyn is ecstatic about joining the Jagannathan team. With prior experience in an urgent care setting, she is a helping hand to all our clinics. Her mission is to make sure you have a great experience with Jagannathan Neurosurgery and to help ensure you receive the best patient care possible.

Heba Ahmed - Office Assistant
Heba is part of our Troy team. A college student, Heba is studying biomedical diagnostics and therapeutic sciences. She has an interest in research and has worked in the medical field for three years.

West Branch

Carol Venclewicz, RN - Registered Nurse
Carol has been a nurse for over 30-years, with extensive experience in ICU, critical care and inpatient care. She has been working in our Northern Michigan office since February 2015, providing personalized care for our pre- and post-operative patients. She loves her home by the lake in Northern Michigan, and when she isn’t helping our patients, she enjoys her pontoon in the summer, and her bluetick coonhound, Deuce.

Miranda Hines - Office Assistant
Miranda earned her associates degrees from Mid-Michigan Community College. Prior to joining Jagannathan Neurosurgery, Miranda worked in an assisted living environment and worked at the West Branch Regional Medical Center. Miranda focuses on scheduling and medical records for our Northern Michigan office.

Marlena Stephens - Office Assistant
Marlena is an Office Assistant at our West Branch office. This is her first experience in the medical field and is very happy to have received this opportunity. Marlena handles the majority of our scheduling and referrals within our office. She is a delight to speak with regarding appointments, patient concerns, and information about our practice.

Sault Ste. Marie

Amanda Davis - Licensed Practical Nurse
Amanda recently moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from Hampton Roads Virginia, to be closer to family. She has been working in the medical field for 13 years and received her nursing license in 2008. She has been a nurse for 8 years and has been working with our practice since April of 2016 in our Sault Saint Marie office. Amanda has 3 years med/surg experience and a passion for helping people. There is no greater reward for her than to help her patients achieve their optimal level of functioning in their daily lives. She enjoys, more than anything in the world, being the mother of two boys and spends as much time with them as possible. Outside of nursing and being a mother, Amanda has a love for music, gaming and reading.


Patient Testimonials

"I have had 2 separate surgeries with Dr. Jagannathan, and he was great with both. The staff is amazing! I'm in better shape now then before. I will definitely make the 6 hour trip when the time comes for my next surgery."

- TammySteve

"He has done my Lumbar and Cervical... he is one Doctor that TRULY cares before and after the surgeries."

- Ed

"Dr. Jagannathan did a TLIF/Cage/Fusion and I came out of the hospital feeling much better than when I went it. He does excellent work."

- Connie

We are affiliated with these Hospital Systems

Garden City Hospital MidMichigan Health System Michigan Surgical Hospital Helen Newberry Joy Hospital