Dr. Jon Robertson, MD

Dr. Jon Robertson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Jon Robertson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

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(901) 522-7700

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 89% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 70% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Robertson "Jon H. Robertson | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Jon Hobson Robertson attended Southwestern College (now Rhodes) in Memphis, Tennessee, receiving his BA degree in 1968. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1971. After completing an internship and a year of General Surgery at the City Of Memphis Hospitals, he worked as an ER physician and in general practice for several years before beginning his residency in Neurosurgery in 1975 at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. Immediately following completion of his residency training in 1979, Dr. Robertson became a member of the Semmes Murphey Clinic and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984, served as Interim Chairman 1995-1996, and assumed the Chairmanship of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in 1997. He retired from the University of Tennessee in July, 2011. Dr. Robertson has continued a limited practice with the Semmes Murphey Clinic, and enjoyed his role as a senior faculty member in the UT Neurosurgical Department. Dr. Robertson has been active in numerous national and local neurosurgical organizations. He was President of the North American Skull Base Society in 2002, President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons in 2005, President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2008, and served as a Director on the American Board of Neurological Surgeons 2000-2006. Over the past two decades he has served on the Board of Directors of Semmes Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute and the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recognizes a neurosurgeon who has made significant contributions to the neurosurgical specialty through leadership, service and dedication. In April 2013, the AANS bestowed Jon H. Robertson, FAANS, with its highest member honor, the Harvey Cushing Medal. In addition to his volunteer and academic activities, Dr. Robertson has maintained an active practice in neurological surgery with the Semmes Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute for the past 35 years. His clinical practice has focused on the surgical management of tumors affecting the cranial base of the skull. Parents of five children and grandparents of twelve, Dr. Robertson and his wife, Carol Ann, have been married for 46 years. Dr. Robertson enjoys fly-fishing and spending time with his family. Press: Named to 2012 U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors Named to 2012 Top Doctors List for Memphis Magazine Dr. Jon Robertson named 2013 Harvey Cushing Medalist Publications: Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Historical Overview of the Management of This Disease "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Rhodes College Memphis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • City Memphis Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Jon Robertson, MD
I have wanted to Thank you for your expertise during my 10 1/2 hour surgery and the last 15 years. My children are grown and that is all I wanted. Not only are you a excellent surgeon but humble. I would not be here if not for you. Carolyn Manzer from Chattanooga, TN.
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