Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD

Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

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  • Cigna
  • Humana
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Broken Neck
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spinal Cord Injury
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Muhlbauer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Muhlbauer "Michael S. Muhlbauer | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Michael S. Muhlbauer was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1977 with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in chemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas graduating in 1981. After completing a surgical internship in 1982 he began his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis under the direction of Dr. James T. Robertson. During his neurosurgical residency he returned to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed a rotation in pediatric neurology. In 1986 he went to Bristol, England where he did a 3 month rotation at Frenchay Hospital Locum Registrar in pediatric and adult neurosurgery. Additional training included several months under the direction of Dr. David Klein at Louisiana State University in the area of peripheral neurosurgery. Upon completion of his neurosurgical residency (1987), Dr. Muhlbauer joined Semmes Murphey Clinic and began practicing pediatric neurosurgery. He became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1987. He has since enlarged his practice to include adult neurosurgery as well as pediatric neurosurgery with his regional expertise in traumatic spine injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, pediatric spasticity, pediatric spine tumors and adult degenerative disc disorders. He has 2 grown children, Michael Clayton and Anna Lee. Dr. Muhlbauer also has 2 grandchildren, Ava Elaine and Cooper Ward. Professional Society Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons Tennessee Neurosurgical Society Congress of Neurological Surgeons Southern Neurosurgical Society Extracurricular Activities: Golf Hunting "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Frenchay Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Muhlbauer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD
This will be the only Nero surgeon, to ever touch my body. I have felt 100% better, since my arterial discectomy and fusion. I have not had any pain, related to the surgery at all. Just difficulty swallowing, and even that wasn't a big deal. Immediate pain relief after surgery, and now I have the...Read More
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Sandra Espino in Byhalia – Apr 10, 2018
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He was honest,up front and seemed to have my best interest at heart.He wasn't in any hurry,and went to great links to explain my problems to me and even consulted the other doctors I had see concerning my issues.
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Elizabeth Johnson in Memphis, TN – Jan 23, 2017
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Very professional and excellent surgeon. I know I am I good hands when in the care of him and his staff.
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Mary Simmons in Millington, TN – Apr 15, 2016
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