Neurosurgeon Joins OU Physicians
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
Neurosurgeon Michael Sughrue, M.D., has established his medical practice with OU Physicians. He has been named director of minimally invasive brain surgery at OU Physicians and is also an assistant professor with the OU College of Medicine. Neurosurgeons treat diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.
Sughrue is the only physician in the region to perform keyhole surgery to remove brain tumors. As well, he performs skull base tumor surgery, awake speech mapping and other procedures to treat complex brain tumors.
He completed a fellowship at the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Sydney, Australia. He completed a neurological surgery residency and surgical internship at the University of California at San Francisco. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y., N.Y., after undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma.
Sughrue is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
For an appointment with any of the OU Physicians neurosurgeons, call (405) 271-4912.
With more than 500 doctors, OU Physicians is the state's largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center and in Edmond, Enid and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the OU College of Medicine and train the region's future physicians.
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