Michael Apuzzo (born May 22, 1940) is a board-certified American neurosurgeon in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the Edwin M. Todd/Trent H. Wells, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics at the Keck School of Medicine, of the University of Southern California.
Michael Apuzzo Facts
- Full Name: Michael Lawrence John Apuzzo
- Age: 82 years old
- Date of Birth: May 22, 1940
- Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
- Occupation: Neurosurgeon
- Nationality: American
Michael Apuzzo Medical School & Residency
- Yale-New Haven Hospital – Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1970-1972
- Yale-New Haven Hospital – Internship, Transitional Year, 1966-1967
- Boston University School of Medicine – Medical School
Michael Apuzzo Career
He joined the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1973, where he established a central nervous system immunology and cellular biology laboratory. There, he primarily focused on brain diseases such as tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and neuropsychiatric disorders.
At the Los Angeles County General Hospital, he developed early refinements of microsurgical techniques for the management of intracranial neoplasms. Specifically, he described and advocated complex midline transcerebral microsurgical corridors to the brain’s centrally located third ventricle, which ultimately resulted in popularizing these approaches internationally.
He helped establish the microscope as a regular and essential component of the general neurosurgical armamentarium. He was appointed Professor in 1980.
Currently, Apuzzo is the Edwin M. Todd/Trent H. Wells, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics at the Keck School of Medicine, of the University of Southern California, distinguished adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine, distinguished professor of advanced neurosurgery and neuroscience and senior advisor, at the Neurological Institute, Wexner Medical School, The Ohio State University, and adjunct professor of neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery & Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center.
Certifications & Licensure
- American Board of Neurological Surgery – Certified in Neurological Surgery
- CA State Medical License – Active through 2024
Dr. Michael Lawrence Apuzzo has the following 27 areas of expertise
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
- Stereotaxic Techniques
- Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
- Brain Cancer
- Brain Cancer (Meningel Neoplasm)
- Brain Cancer (Craniopharyngioma)
- Head Trauma (Craniocerebral Trauma)
- Brain Tumor
- Pituitary Gland Cancer
- Brain Cancer (Meningioma)
- Brain Disorder
- Glial Cancer (Glioma)
- Spinal Disorders
- Brain Injuries
- Parkinson Disease
- Movement Disorders
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
- UHC Nexus Open Access
- UHC Options PPO
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Michael Apuzzo Net Worth
Michael Apuzzo has an estimated net worth of $7 million.