L. Madison Michael, II, MD

Dr. Michael attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He was an active member of the Medical Student Executive Committee and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society and the Imhotep Leadership Society. Upon completion of internship in general surgery, he began his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Along with his clinical duties, he was involved in multiple research activities and published articles in respected medical journals. He served as Chief Resident of the program during his final year. Under the influence of Dr. Jon Robertson, he developed a significant interest in skull base neurosurgery. Following graduation, he completed a twelve month international fellowship in skull base neurosurgery in Bristol, England, under the guidance of Professor Hugh Coakham and Mr. Richard Nelson.

He is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for the neurosurgical residency program at the University of Tennessee. He is also medical director and director of cranial base surgery for the Methodist Brain and Spine Institute.


He has been married to Christie Farris Michael since September of 1997. They met in medical school and share a love of running and the outdoors. She is currently employed by the University of Tennessee as an Allergist/Immunologist. They are the proud parents of three boys - Lattie, Zachary, and Madoc.

Professional Societies:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgery
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons
  • International Society of Pituitary Surgery
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology
  • Leksell Gamma Knife Society
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • American College of Surgery

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Running
  • Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Biking‚Äč


Disorders & Treatments

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery
  • Vascular Compression Syndromes
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Pituitary Adenomas


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