Dr. Adam S. Arthur, MD

Dr. Adam S. Arthur, MD


Neurosurgery | Male | 46 years old

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Adam S Arthur | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Arthur grew up in a small college town in...Read more

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Performed a tricky carotid endartarectomy. He was very professional, very concerned, and took time to explain procedures and probable outcomes. He did not simply pass me off to hospital floor staff, but kept close watch and offered positive feedback and encouragement which meant a great deal to me.
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Adam S Arthur | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Dr. Arthur grew up in a small college town in the Shenandoah Valley and was awarded a Virginia Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. After college he joined the University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery where he did research on aneurysms and cerebral vasospasm. He continued this research throughout medical school, obtaining his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1998. He then did his internship and residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. While there he also completed a Masters in Public Health with a focus on clinical trials methodology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2002.

After finishing his residency in Neurosurgery he was recruited to Memphis where he joined the Semmes Murphey Clinic and the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery. During his first two years in Memphis he completed a fellowship in Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery. He is one of a few neurosurgeons in the country to develop a busy practice in both open cerebrovascular surgery and endovascular neurosurgery. He has a strong interest in managing neurovascular disease in both healthy and very sick patients. He is actively engaged in several areas of research to improve the treatment of patients with cerebrovascular diseases, such as aneurysms and stroke.

He is married to Shannon Mitchell Arthur, and they live happily in Memphis with their 3 young children, 2 dogs, and 1 cat.

Professional Societies:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Snowboarding
  • Racquetball


  • Dr. Arthur "Weighs in" at Memphis Business Journal

Selected Publications:

  • Sutter B, Suzuki S, Arthur AS, Kassell NF, Lee KS: Effects of subarachnoid hemorrhage on vascular responses to calcitonin gene-related peptide and its related second messengers. Journal of Neurosurgery 83(3): 516-21, 1995 Sep.
  • Caner HH, Kwan AL, Arthur A, Jeng AY, Lappe RW, Kassell NF, Lee KS: Systemic administration of an inhibitor of endothelin-converting enzyme for attenuation of cerebral vasospasm following experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery 85(5): 917-22, 1996 Nov.
  • Wanebo JE, Louis HG, Arthur AS, Zhou J, Kassell NF, Lee KS, Helm GA: Systemic administration of an endothelin-A receptor antagonist, TBC 11251, attenuates cerebral vasospasm in a rabbit model of subarachnoid hemorrhage.Neurosurgical Focus 3(4), Article 6, 1997 Oct.
  • Arthur AS, Fergus AH, Lanzino G, Mathys J, Kassell NF, Lee KS: Systemic administration of the iron chelator deferiprone attenuates subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced cerebral vasospasm in the rabbit. Neurosurgery 41(6): 1385-1392, 1997 Dec.
  • Sutter B, Arthur A, Friehs G, Chadduck J, Clarici G, Pendl G: Treatment options and time course for intramedullary spinal cord metastases: report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgical Focus 4(3), Article 3, 1998 May.
  • Hydrogel-coated coils for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms: preliminary results


  • Hydrogel-coated Coils for the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms: Preliminary Results

Disorders & Treatments

  • Aneurysms
  • Arm Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Stroke

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Carotid stenosis
  • Arteriovenous malformations/fistulas
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Skull fractures
  • Cervical radioculopathy

Dr. Arthur says...

Disorders & Treatments

  • Aneurysms
  • Arm Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Stroke

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Carotid stenosis
  • Arteriovenous malformations/fistulas
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Skull fractures
  • Cervical radioculopathy

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    U Utah Salt Lake City
  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Of Utah Coll Of Med, Salt Lake Genl Hosp
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization