Kevin T. Foley, MD


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Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He holds academic appointments at the University of Tennessee Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He serves as director of complex spine surgery at Semmes-Murphey Clinic, director of the spine fellowship program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and medical director for both the Medical Education & Research Institute and the Image-Guided Surgery Research Center.

Dr. Foley received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. After an internship at Letterman Army Medical Center, he returned to UCLA in 1980 to complete his neurosurgery residency.

Following residency, Dr. Foley served in the United States Army Medical Corps as assistant chief of neurosurgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, chief of neurosurgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, and chief of neurosurgery and residency program director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In 1992, Dr. Foley left the military to enter private practice and pursue an academic career.

In addition to a full-time spine surgery practice, he is actively involved in research in minimally invasive spine surgery, image-guided spinal navigation, and spinal biomechanics. He has authored 19 book chapters and more than 70 journal publications. He has lectured at more than 200 scientific meetings and educational workshops and has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at several universities in the USA and abroad.