Dr. Kevin T. Foley, MD

Dr. Kevin T. Foley, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 60 years old

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Kevin T. Foley | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery,...Read more

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Kevin T. Foley | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He also holds an academic appointment at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He serves as director of complex spine surgery at Semmes Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, director of the spine fellowship program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and medical director for the Medical Education & Research Institute.

Dr. Foley received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. After an internship at Letterman Army Medical Center, he returned to UCLA in 1980 to complete his neurosurgery residency.

Following residency, Dr. Foley served in the United States Army Medical Corps as assistant chief of neurosurgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, chief of neurosurgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, and chief of neurosurgery and residency program director at Walter Reed Medical Center. In 1992, Dr. Foley left the military to enter private practice and pursue an academic career.

In addition to a full-time surgery practice, Dr. Foley is actively involved in research in minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration, and spinal biomechanics. He has authored more than 30 book chapters and more than 90 journal publications. He has lectured at more than 200 scientific meetings and educational workshops and has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at several universities in the USA and abroad.

Press:

  • Named to 2012 U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors
  • Named to 2012 "Patients' Choice" list of Doctors
  • Named to 2012 Top Doctors List for Memphis Magazine
  • Named to 2012 TopDocs List for Good Health Magazine

Disorders & Treatments

  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Leg Pain
  • Numbness
  • Spine

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • General Neurosurgery
  • High-Grade Spondylolisthesis
  • Image Guided Spinal Navigation
  • Image Guided Surgery
  • Lumbar Instrumentation and Fusion
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Malalignment
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spinal Instability

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Disorders & Treatments

  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Leg Pain
  • Numbness
  • Spine

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • General Neurosurgery
  • High-Grade Spondylolisthesis
  • Image Guided Spinal Navigation
  • Image Guided Surgery
  • Lumbar Instrumentation and Fusion
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Malalignment
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spinal Instability

Dr. Foley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  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

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Letterman Army Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery