Michael Turner, MD, PhD

Dr. Turner is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in employing the latest advances in technology to spine and brain surgery. He is among the first in the country to use the Brainlab Airo Neuronavigation system for spine surgery. A spine fellowship trained neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Turner is originally from California where he completed his B.S. before moving to Chicago where he received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing a spine fellowship in 2011 at Cedars Sinai Spine Institute Foundation, Dr. Turner moved to Texas to join Frisco Spine.

Medical School:

Undergraduate Degree in Cybernetics, University of California
Los Angeles, CA 1992
Specializing in Parkinson’s Disease, Loyola University, Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, IL 1993-2003


Residency – Neurosurgery:

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 2004-2010


Fellowship – Spine Surgery:

The Spine Institute Foundation at Cedars Sinai Hospital
Los Angeles, CA 2010-2011


Specializing In:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for stenosis herniated discs
  • Minimally invasive fusion
  • Treatment of complex spine disease including degeneration, deformity, infection, and tumor
  • Brain and spine surgery for cancer and benign tumors
  • Brain trauma
  • Pituitary tumors