Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD

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Dr. Michael Muhlbauer, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

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

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Michael S. Muhlbauer | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Michael S. Muhlbauer was born and raised in Austin,...Read more

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in Memphis, TN |
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.
Thank you for the positive review of Dr. Muhlbauer. We are so glad that he treated you well and was helpful.
in Millington, TN |
Very professional and excellent surgeon. I know I am I good hands when in the care of him and his staff.
Thank you, Mary Simmons, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We're so glad that you had a positive experience with Dr. Muhlbauer
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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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Michael S. Muhlbauer | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Disorders & Treatments

  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Leg Pain
  • Numbness
  • Spine
  • Weakness

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Brachial plexis
  • Thoracic outlet

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  •  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 Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Frenchay Hosp
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotaxis