Michael L. J. Apuzzo

  • Holder of the Todd-Wells Professorship in Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Director, Neurosurgery Department, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor of neurosurgery, radiation oncology, biological sciences and physics
Office: (323) 442-5720

Expertise Summary

Neurosurgery expert specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures


  • stereotactic neurosurgery
  • surgical aspects of epilepsy
  • general neuro-oncology
  • radiosurgery
  • immunological aspects of brain tumors
  • tumors of the central nervous system
  • malignant nervous system tumors
  • benign nervous system tumors
  • minimally invasive neurosurgery

Additional Information

  • Director, USC Neurosurgery Radiosurgical Programs
  • Director, USC Interdisciplinary Neuro-oncology Program
  • Director, USC Gamma Unit Facility
  • Member, USC Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences
  • Editor-in-chief of Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery Online
  • Editor of Operating Room of the 21st Century (2003), Surgery of Third Ventricle (1998), Benign Cerebral Glioma (1995) and Brain Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management (1993)
  • Listed in The Best Doctors in America