Dr. Robert Spetzler


MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine

BS, Knox College

Illinois Valley Community College

Internship, Northwestern University, Wesley Memorial Hospital

Residencies and Fellowships

UCSF, Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Areas of Interest

Acoustic Neuroma, Aneurysms and Blood Vessel Disorders, Brain Tumors, Hypothalamic Hamartoma, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, and  Spinal AVMs / Fistulas.

Dr. Spetzler's Philosophy

"My whole goal is to have the very, very best for our patients and it has been my pleasure and privilege and responsibility to take care of many patients from around the world."


Recipient, Founder’s Laurel, CNS
William B. Scoville Award, WFNS
Health Care Leadership Award, Arizona Business Magazine
Honored Guest, 4th International Skull Base Congress
Honored Guest, American Academy of Achievement Class of 2000, AZ Golden Plate Award
Outstanding Alumni, American Association of Community Colleges
Honored Guest, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Knox College
First Prize, American College of Surgeons, Resident Essay Contest
First Prize, American College of Surgeons, Resident Essay Contest
First Prize, American College of Surgeons, Resident Essay Contest
First Prize, Research, Seventh International CNS, Therapeutic Barbiturate Induced Coma for Focal Cerebral Ischemia: Relation of Response to Timing of Therapy and Duration of Occlusion
Annual Resident Award, 27th Annual Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgery
Honors in Biology, Knox College, cum laude
Scholarship to Free University of Berlin

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