Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, MD

Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Sarajevo in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery and spinal cord injury medicine.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

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(901) 522-7700

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  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Low Back Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
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more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc
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more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Arnautovic's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arnautovic "Kenan Arnautovic | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Kenan Arnautovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. He grew up and completed his education in Sarajevo except for a few of his pre-teen years which he spent with his parents in the Sudan, Africa attending the Comboni College (Italian/English) while his father was a University Professor teaching Veterinary Anatomy. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo as the top student of his class. He did part of his Internship in Sarajevo and part in Sinsheim-Heidelberg, Germany. After graduation he worked several months as a Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the XIV Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo in 1984. He obtained a Master Degree in Neurosurgery on the topic of Spinal Trauma (SCIWORA) and PhD thesis on the topic of Chiari I malformation in adults. Dr. Arnautovic did his fist residency in neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. He also spent part of his neurosurgery training in Hannover, Germany. He then practiced neurosurgery in Sarajevo for two and a half years. In 1994, Dr. Arnautovic immigrated to the United States. He did his second residency in neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also completed a skull- based fellowship there. He was proud to be the neurosurgery resident there under the world leading neurosurgeons that include Dr. Sam Al-Mefty, Dr. Gazi Yasargil, Dr. Glenn Pait, Dr. Rick Boop, Dr. Ali Krisht and Dr. Charli Teo. Dr. Arnautovic is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery (Board Certified). Dr. Arnautovic joined Semmes Murphey Clinic in 2003. He also serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Arnautovic has published extensively in neurosurgery peer-reviewed journals and has made 3 front cover articles of the most prestigious Journal of Neurosurgery. Dr. Arnautovic is married to Sanja Arnautovic. They have two daughters, Aska and Alisa. In addition to the English language Dr. Arnautovic speaks Bosnian and understands Latin and German. Professional Societies/Memberships: Memphis Medical Society (MMS) Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) North American Spine Society (NASS) Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) Academy of Medical Sciences in Bosnia-Herzegovina (AMNuBiH) Bosnia-Herzegovina Neurosurgical Association Croatian Association of Neurosurgery Extracurricular Activities: Soccer Snow skiing He is an avid fan of the Grizzlies Press: Kenan Arnautovic, MD, Neurosurgeon, featured in the Commercial Appeal Named to 2012 "Patients' Choice" list of Doctors Named to 2012 TopDocs List for Good Health Magazine Dr. Arnautovic recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors in 2012. (Patients' Choice) Publications and Presentations: Publications and Presentations Publications: Intraneural Perineurioma of the Third Cranial Nerve: Occurrence and Identification The Anatomy of the Atlantoaxial Complex Cavernous Sinus Tumor Model In The Canine: A Simulation Model For Cavernous Sinus Tumor Surgery Cranial nerve root entry zone primary cerebellopontine angle gliomas: a rare and poorly recognized subset of extraparenchymal tumors Dural Arteriovenous Malformations of the Transverse/Sigmoid Sinus Acquired from Dominant Sinus Occlusion by a Tumor: Report of Two Cases Foramen Magnum Meningiomas, Part I Foramen Magnum Meningiomas, Part II A Combined Micro-surgical Skull-base and Endovascular Approach to Giant and Large Paraclinoid Aneurysms Hematomi Gang'liobazalne I Talmicke Lokalizacije (Dijagnosticko-Terapeutski I Prognosticki Aspekt) Inside-Outside Technique for Posterior Occipitocervical Spine Instrumentation and Stabilization: Preliminary Results Jugular Fossa Lesions Kraniocerebrospinalne Povrede U Sklopu Opsteg Skijaskog Traumatizma Management of Missile Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Part 1 Management of Missile Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Part 2 Primary Meningiomas of the Jugular Fossa The Suboccipital Cavernous Sinus Surgical Anatomy of the Anterior Cervical Spine: The Disc Space, Vertebral Artery, and Associated Bony Structures Surgical Seeding of Chordomas Transverse-Sigmoid Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Malformations Ventral Foramen Magnum Meningiomas Current Management of Petroclival Meningiomas Compound Osteosynthesis in the Thoracic Spine for Treatment of Vertebral Metastases Extramedullary Intradural Spinal Tumors Multilevel Bilateral Calcified Thoracic Spinal Synovial Cysts "
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

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  • University Of Sarajevo
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Ar College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • Bosnian
  • German
  • English

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Dr. A SAVED my life! I had a brain tumor in a very difficult place with a slim chance for survival. Dr. A and his team spent 7 hours removing the tumor. (Which caused me to be legally blind). I sit here 5 months later recovered and seeing better than ever! He is a wonderful surgeon and his team is...Read More
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I was in debilitating nerve pain from two herniated disk and spondylolthesis. I was not able to walk,sit,or lay down. I had a TLIFT fusion L4 to S1. I woke up from surgery and was able to move my leg had no more nerve pain. By 3 weeks post surgery I was pain free!
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After many years of suffering, I am pain free.
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Great neurosurgeon. Saved my life.
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My only recommendation concerning this dr. is that Semmes Murphy regain their reputation and fire him. Dr. Arnautovic was the on call specialist at Baptist Hospital in October when my husband was admitted. My husband COULD NOT walk.That is why we came to the hospital in the first place. Both an...Read More
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