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Christopher M. Nickele

Dr. Christopher Nickele is a Chicago native and an open endovascular neurosurgeon. He specializes in carotid narrowing, strokes, disc herniations, carpal tunnel, lumbar stenosis, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and brain tumors.

Dr. Nickele received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated from the Honors Program. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his Neurosurgical Residency at the University of Wisconsin. He completed a Fellowship in Endovascular and Open Vascular Neurosurgery at Semmes Murphey Clinic and the University of Tennessee and is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Nickele and his wife are happy to live in Memphis with their three children.

Extra Curriculars
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Piano
  • Guitar
Professional Societies
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Memphis Medical Association
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

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The best brain and spine care in the world starts here. The doctors of Semmes Murphey specialize in neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional pain, and neuropsychology.

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