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Fernando Diaz, MD, Neurosurgery, Troy, MI, Ascension St. John Hospital


Neurosurgery Troy, MI

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Michigan Head and Spine Institute, Beaumont Royal Oak

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  • Dr. Fernando Diaz is a neurosurgeon in Troy, MI and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ascension St. John Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, McLaren Oakland, McLaren Macomb, Ascension of Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, Karmanos Cancer Center, and Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and has been in practice 47 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. He specializes in cerebrovascular neurosurgery and neurosurgical spine surgery and is experienced in neurosurgical spine surgery, skull base surgery, cerebrovascular disease, and thoracic spine surgery. He has 317 peer reviewed publications in multiple languages, and 133 book chapters in Neurosurgery. Established the Neuroscience Center at Beaumont Royal Oak, and implemented Robotic Spine Surgery at Royal Oak Beaumont

Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaPhD, Neuroscience/Neurosurgery, 1975 - 1980
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1973 - 1978
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
    University of Kansas School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1971 - 1973
  • University of Kansas
    University of KansasMasters of Science, Anatomy/Neuro, 1971 - 1973
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoClass of 1970

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1974 - Present
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1978 - 2024
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1987 - 2015
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American College of Physician Executives
  • Honor Graduate Payton Society, University of Minnesota, 2022
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2002-2014, 2017, 2019, 2021
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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Beaumont’s new Neuroscience Center minimizes obstacles for patients
    Beaumont’s new Neuroscience Center minimizes obstacles for patientsSeptember 23rd, 2022
  • Different approaches to lumbar spine surgery
    Different approaches to lumbar spine surgerySeptember 23rd, 2022
  • No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents Medical Perspective
    No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents Medical Perspective September 23rd, 2022
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Grant Support

  • Transverse Lumbar Inter-body Fusion Minimally Invasive RetractorK2M Surgical2016–2019
  • Lateral Access Surgery for Lumbar Spinal FusionsK2M Surgical2015–2017
  • Carotid Occlusion StudyNational Institute of Health2003–2005
  • Frameless StereotaxyThe Jewish Fund1998–1999
  • Cerebrovascular Clinical ResearchNational Institute of Neurological Diseases1992–1994
  • Laser in Microvascular Reconstruction of the Abdominal AortaHenry Ford Foundation1984–1987
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Barbiturates and Propranolol in Cerebral IshcemiaMichigan Heart Association1983–1985
  • Cerebral Ischemia ResearchHenry Ford Foundation1979–1982
  • Effect of low and Large Dose Dexamethasone and MPrednisolone on Ischemic StrokeMedical Education and Research Foundation1978–1980
  • Experimental Cerebral Revascularizaiton for Acute Stroke in DogsMinnesota Medical Foundation1975–1978


  • Editorial Board, World Surgical Neurology Journal 2011 - 2022
  • Continental Delegate US, World Federation of Neurological Surgery 2010 - 2013
  • Board of Directors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2005 - 2007
  • Chairman, Council State Neurosurgical Societies 2005 - 2007
  • Board of Directors, National Hispanic Medical Foundation 2003 - 2005
  • Chairman, Medico Legal Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2000 - 2002
  • Editorial Board Member, Neurological Research 1999 - 2006
  • Treasurer, Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery 1999 - 2001
  • President US Chapter, Federation of Latin American Neurosurgeons 1998 - 2004
  • President, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeosn 1997 - 1999
  • Committee on Licensure and Discipline, Michigan State Medical Society 1996 - 2000
  • Latin American Delegate, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies 1992 - 1996
  • Editorial Board, Concepts In Neurosurgery 1991 - 1993
  • Vice Regent, International College of Surgeons 1988 - 1992
  • Neurosurgery, Editorial Board 1985 - 1989

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

Hospital Affiliations