Rodney G. Olinger, MD

Rodney G. Olinger

Dr. Rodney Glenn Olinger was born in 1951 in Connecticut.  He grew up in New York City.  In 1969 he attended the University of Miami in Florida as an undergraduate.  He then went on to the University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating in 1977 in the top 1/3 of the class.  After medical school he did a surgical internship at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, followed by his residency in neurological surgery at the Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospital in New York City.  After completing residency he started practicing neurological surgery in Memphis, TN in 1983.

Dr. Olinger is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

Professional Societies Membership:

  • Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgery
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Memphis, and Shelby County Medical Society

Disorders & Treatments

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Discectomy & Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease
  • Brain Hemorrhages
  • Cervical & Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Glioma Surgery
  • Image Guided Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Workers Comp


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