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Department of Neurosurgery

Two residents in a surgical setting

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN houses one of the country's longest-standing residency training programs and a variety of basic science and clinical research programs. The department prides itself on its long history of outstanding clinical teaching and professional organizational leadership.

Neurological surgery (neurosurgery) is a specialized surgical field encompassing the treatment of all aspects of the central and peripheral nervous system and the spinal column. Our department is comprised of several subspecialty Divisions of Neurosurgery, with each division focusing on a particular aspect of neurosurgery, such as Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurooncology, Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, and Spinal Surgery.

Adam S. Arthur, MD, Named Chair of Neurosurgery at UTHSC

chief imageAdam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Arthur has been the director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery for Semmes Murphey Clinic and the UTHSC Department of Neurosurgery since 2009. In addition, Dr. Arthur also has more than a decade of distinguished service as a neurosurgeon at major hospitals in Memphis. He has served as the chief of interventional neuroradiology for Baptist Memorial Hospital since 2010, the director of vascular and endovascular neurosurgery for Methodist University Hospital since 2010, and chair of Neurosurgery at Methodist University Hospital since 2018. Dr. Arthur has also been fellowship director of the UTHSC/Semmes Murphey Clinic Fellowship in Open and Endovascular Neurosurgery since 2011. Read More

Last Published: Jul 22, 2021