Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, MD

Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neoplastic diseases, and more.Read his story

Henry Ford Medical Group

3031 W Grand Blvd

Detroit, MI 48202
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
more than 72% of peers
Brain Cancer
more than 71% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Mikkelsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mikkelsen "Dr. Mikkelsen received his MD from the University of Calgary, Canada and completed clinical training in neurology at the Montreal Neurologic Institute. Following this, he did post-doctoral training in tumor and molecular biology at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Montreal and then in La Jolla, California. Since 1992, he has led the brain tumor program at Henry Ford Hospital, responsible for building the clinical trials program and laboratory of tumor biology. Together with Dr. Kalkanis and other scientists, he helped assemble what has become the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, a basic and clinical research resource for patients in Michigan and surrounding states.As Director of the Medical Neuro-Oncology Clinic, Dr. Mikkelsen leads the weekly Tumor Board as well as multiple clinical trials for brain tumor patients."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mikkelsen "The internet age has been empowering for many patients dealing with a new diagnosis of a brain tumor. However, there is way too much unfiltered content and it takes a real multidisciplinary team to partner with a patient and their family in order to formulate the best plan of care. We have access to many novel and innovative approaches to treatment to compliment current state-of-the-art treatment. The goal, of course, is to maximize the quality of a person's life, despite the challenges. This means emotionally, mentally and physically. I pride myself on engaging a patient, the team and moving ahead in the most promising way possible."

6  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Adult Neurology
  • Neoplastic Diseases
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

59  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Calgary,
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Montreal Neurological Hospital & Institute, Neurology-Vascular
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research, Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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