Dr. Michael Ivan, MD

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Dr. Michael Ivan, MD
Dr. Michael E. Ivan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami where he acts as Jackson South's Chief of Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology Service and Co-Director of Neurosurgery. He is also the Director of Research for the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative within Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and is a leader among his peers, serving as an executive member of the Young Neurosurgeon's Committee for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Ivan's practice focuses on brain tumors and skull base lesions and their treatment using surgery and minimally invasive techniques such as Gamma knife and laser interstitial therapy. Dr. Ivan's research interests include understanding the invasive micro-environment of brain tumors and improving outcomes in brain tumor surgery. Dr. Ivan has over 50 peer-reviewed publications on brain tumor and skull base lesions.


1095 NW 14th Ter

Miami, FL 33136

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Dr. Michael Ivan, MD

Dr. Michael Ivan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Guardian
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Dr. Ivan's Experience

Dr. Ivan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Microsurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Ivan does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Epilepsy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma


  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Radiation Treatment
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ)
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ivan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ivan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ivan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ivan to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (27 with comments)
Dr. Ivan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (27)
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan has been great since the first time I Met him. He was understanding & positive and very professional. Thank you Dr. Ivan!
in Plantation, Fl |
Dr. Ivan was profession, courteous, kind and a resourceful. I can't say thank you enough to Dr. Ivan and his staff. They set the bar for excellence in their area! I trust him with my life! Also front desk was great!
in Coral Gables, Fl |
Excellent pre and post operative discussion and explanation!
in Hollywood, Fl |
Dr. Ivan has been amazing throughout this process for me. He has helped me focus on what is most important during my treatment and surgery with him.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan was amazing!
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan is my FAVORITE Doctor in the WORLD! He saved my life!!!
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan is great!!! We can not find any other words describing his work with patients. He's a dedicated professional, and his results are outstanding!
Miami, FL |
I recommend Dr. Ivan 100%!!! I never knew a doctor like him... He is very professional, an excellent person, and provides excellent services! Thank you Dr. Ivan!
Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan took the time to explain in detail what I was going to have done. He has great knowledge, and a great attitude! We are very thankful! He answered all of my questions.
Miami, FL |
Dr. Ivan & staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with our experience!
in Miami, Fl |
Great experience!!! Very Professional!
in Coral Springs, Fl |
Dr. Ivan has been a blessing to our family. His prompt responses have given us the information and care needed in this kind of situation. His knowledge has given our father such a relief. He is a very amazing human!
in Miami, FL |
Very warm, very thorough. Puts the patient and family at ease.
in Miami Beach, Fl |
Awesome! Explains all symptoms very clearly. I trust him 100%. Very happy!
in Delray Beach, Fl |
Dr. Ivan is wonderful!! I would HIGHLY recommend him!!!
in Miami, Florida |
Dr. Ivan was very professional and addressed all of our concerns. I would definitely recommend him. The office seemed very efficient and courteous.
in Fort Lauderdale |
Dr. Ivan is very good and caring. He did a very good job removing my acoustic neuroma tumor.
in Miami, FL |
I had a very nice experience with Dr. Ivan. He is a very conscientious and knowledgeable brain surgeon. I am extremely satisfied.
in Guayaquil, Ecuador |
He did an excellent job! He explains in detail of all of the treatment options and what was best for me. He was very accessible, knowledgeable and caring. Recommend him 100% for skull base surgery.
Dr. Ivan has returned life to my mom and my family and I am eternally grateful. Thank you Doctor!
in Cocoa, Fl |
Dr. Ivan and his staff have been absolutely wonderful. Dr. Ivan has made this whole process very smooth and as stress free as possible.
in Hialeah, Fl |
Dr. Ivan is the most excellent, professional, and exceptional doctor I have even seen. He is the most kind and patient physician I have ever been seen by.
in Miami, FL |
Very informative & helpful. Very well trained and caring. Appreciate and love all the Dr's at Jackson South and UM. Thank you!
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Michael E. Ivan, MD is an amazing doctor and very considerate. He was able to determine and diagnosis my illness that I have been experiencing for many decades. I will recommend he as a top Neurosurgeon because of his high knowledge and skill. He is the highest level of doctor at the top level. The best!
in Homestead, FL |
Dr. Ivan and his team, Dr. Christian and Michelle, and entire staff are amazing, extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. Dr. Ivan saved my life. I'm very grateful to him and his staff.
in Miami, Fl |
Dr. Ivan has been EXCELLENT on every aspect. He is a great doctor and human being. He is always ready and available to help.
in Miami, Fl |
I would like to thank Dr. Ivan for his dedication and professionalism. God bless him. ~Teresa
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Dr. Ivan accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ivan has admitting privileges

Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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Jackson South Community Hospital
9333 SW 152nd St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
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University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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