Dr. Lattimore Michael, MD

Dr. Lattimore Michael, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Lattimore Michael, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 93% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Michael's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michael "L. Madison Michael | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Madison Michael was raised in the small Mississippi Delta town of Rosedale. He graduated from Cleveland High School where he lettered in football and tennis. He then attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Geology. Dr. Michael was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was selected for membership in the Order of the Gownsmen academic society and several leadership societies, including the Red Ribbon Society and the Order of the Silver Spoon. He also played on the nationally-ranked tennis team, achieving the title of Most Valuable Player in 1991. After college, following his passion for the outdoors, Dr. Michael supported himself teaching mountaineering and climbing in the western United States and abroad. In 1994, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and graduated with high honors four years later. He was an active member of the Medical Student Executive Committee and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society and the Imhotep Leadership Society. Upon completion of internship in general surgery, he began his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Along with his clinical duties, he was involved in multiple research activities and published articles in respected medical journals. He served as Chief Resident of the program during his final year. Under the influence of Dr. Jon Robertson, he developed a significant interest in skull base neurosurgery. Following graduation, he completed a twelve month international fellowship in skull base neurosurgery in Bristol, England, under the guidance of Professor Hugh Coakham and Mr. Richard Nelson. He is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for the neurosurgical residency program at the University of Tennessee. He is also medical director and director of cranial base surgery for the Methodist Brain and Spine Institute. He has been married to Christie Farris Michael since September, 1997. They met in medical school and share a love of running and the outdoors. She is currently employed by the University of Tennessee as an Allergist/Immunologist. They have three children, Matt, Zachary, and Madoc, who seem never to run out of energy. Professional Societies: American Academy of Neurological Surgery (Active Provisional Member) Congress of Neurological Surgery (Candidate Member) North American Skull Base Society Southern Neurosurgical Society Tennessee Neurosurgical Society American Medical Association Tennessee Medical Society Extracurricular Activities: Running Climbing Sailing Skiing Biking Selected Publications: Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Historical Overview of the Management of This Disease Publications: Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Historical Overview of the Management of This Disease Disorders & Treatments Aneurysms Arm Pain Brain Tumors Concussions Spinal Tumors Tic Disorders Additional Areas of Expertise Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Endoscopic Endonasal Approach Expanded Endoscopic Approach Cranial Base Surgery Vascular Compression Syndromes Stereotactic Radiosurgery Vascular Neurosurgery Meningiomas Acoustic Neuromas Pituitary Adenomas "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

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

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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