Michael S. Muhlbauer, MD


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Dr. Michael S. Muhlbauer was born in Austin, Texas on March 6, 1956, where he lived with his family until graduating from college (Univ. of Texas, Austin) in 1977 with his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas graduating in 1981. He performed his internship at the University of Tennessee, Memphis doing a surgical internship from 1981-1982. 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 back to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and did a rotation in pediatric neurology in 1985. In 1986 he went to Bristol, England where he did a 3 month rotation at Frenchay Hospital Locum Registrar in pediatric and adult neurosurgery.

Upon completion of his neurosurgical residency in 1987 and realizing that one of his true passions was pediatric neurosurgery, he joined the Semmes-Murphey Clinic and began practicing pediatric neurosurgery in 1987. 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 interests now being more geared to Trauma Neurosurgery at The Regional Medical Center, adult and pediatric nerve injuries, and adult and pediatric complex spine cases.

He has 2 grown children, Michael Clayton and Anna Lee.

Special areas of Interest

  • General Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • GAMMA Knife in Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Spine and Spine Tumors
  • Adult and Pediatric Nerve Injuries
  • Neurosurgical Trauma
  • Complex Spine

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