Dr. Maurice Smith, MD

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Dr. Maurice Smith, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Semmes-Murphey Clinic 6325 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120 Get Directions
(901) 522-7700

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Maurice M. Smith | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Maurice Smith joined Semmes Murphey Clinic in June of...
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Virginia Hospital

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Maurice M. Smith | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Dr. Maurice Smith joined Semmes Murphey Clinic in June of 1993 as a Complex Spine surgeon. He serves as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Neurosurgery for the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, as well as being on the Board of Directors at the Medical Education & Research Institute.

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California in 1988. He completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, followed by Fellowships in Adult Spine Reconstruction and Minimally Invasive Techniques, and Complex Spine Reconstruction and Stabilization.

Additionally, he is active in the development of the technology used in complex spine surgery, for which he holds multiple patents.

Dr. Smith, his wife and two boys live in the Memphis Area.

Professional Societies:

  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • The American Medical Association
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • One Spine
  • Memphis Neurosurgical Alliance
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • MetroCare Physicians

Directorships:

  • Director of Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants – Semmes Murphey Clinic

Press:

  • Named to 2012 TopDocs List for Good Health Magazine

Disorders & Treatments

  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Spine

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Cervical and Lumbar Disease
  • Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy