Dr. Todd Fountain, MD

Dr. Todd Fountain, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Todd Fountain, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 84% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Fountain's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fountain "Todd Fountain | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Todd Fountain was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi where he excelled as an Eagle Scout, a student government leader and an athlete. At 15 years of age, he elected to attend the Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science. He remained tied to the roots of his previous high school and continued his credits there before graduating from both institutions. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated cum laude. During his time at Millsaps, he was a consistent member of the Dean's List, active in the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, elected to Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta and Alpha Epsilon Delta honor societies. Following graduation from Millsaps, Dr. Fountain worked for a vascular and transplant surgeon as a clinical research assistant where his desire to pursue a career in surgery was established. He soon began medical school at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated cum laude. He received the Excellence in Neurosurgery Award as a fourth year medical student. His surgical internship and neurosurgical residency was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fountain was awarded the Excellence in Patient Care Award twice and was named the Mayo Clinic Neurological Surgery Resident Teacher of the Year in 2008 and 2009. He completed his neurosurgery residency in June, 2009 and is proud to make Memphis his home where he hopes to serve the community. Dr. Fountain has been married to Rebecca Brown Fountain since 2002. Professional Societies Membership and Service: American Medical Association American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons Mayo Alumni Association Tennessee Neurosurgery Society Southern Neurosurgery Society Directorships: Director of Neurosurgery – Baptist Memphis Director of Spine – Baptist Memphis Fellowship Director of General Neurosurgery – Semmes Murphey Clinic Press: SMC Neurosurgeon Todd Fountain featured in Memphis Daily News "
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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13  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

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  • Millsaps College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Todd Fountain, MD
Dr. Fountain is a great neurosurgeon who performed cervical spine surgery with fusion on me in October 2017.. I no longer have chronic pain in my neck. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering with spinal problems! Thank you Dr. Fountain for giving me my life back.
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