Michael P. Steinmetz, MD, is the William and Amanda Madar Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic. He is Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. His areas of expertise and clinical and research interests include complex spine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal cord injury.
He has published greater than 200 articles in leading medical journals, is co-author of the text, Anatomical Basis of Neurologic Disease (2009), with a 2nd Edition currently under revision, and is co-editor of Benzel’s Spine Surgery. He has also served as editor for three additional textbooks. He is a Deputy Editor for The Spine Journal and is the Senior Chairman of the Editorial Board of Journal of Neurosurgery spine, World Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery and is a reviewer for several additional journals. He has contributed more than 60 Chapters to the body of surgical spine care literature, with several more in progress.
Dr. Steinmetz is actively involved in the various professional societies of neurosurgery and spine surgery. He served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological surgeons including Vice President. He is a past Chairman of the Council of Neurosurgical State Societies and the CNS/American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Joint Section on Diseases of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves. He recently completed a term as Ex Officio of the AANS Executive Committee. He is a member of the AANS Annual Meeting Committee and the Chair Elect of the Scientific Program Committee. Dr. Steinmetz is a member of the AANS Practice Management Committee. He is the Vice Chairman of the Neurosurgery Quality Council and an active member of Neurosurgery PAC Board of Directors, NPA Board of Directors and Digital Users Subcommittee. He is a liaison to the Washington Committee and recently a two year term on the AANS Nominating Committee. He recently served as the Scientific Program Chair for the 2021 NASS annual meeting, 2022 LSRS and SMISS meetings. He is a member of the Minimally Invasive, CME, Governance, Advocacy and the PAC committees for the North American Spine Society. He is Co-Chairman of the scientific planning committee for the North American Spine Society and Lumbar Spine Research Society.
He received his degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock TX, interned in General Surgery at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurosurgery. During residency training, Dr. Steinmetz completed two years of research fellowship in the Neuroscience Lab of Jerry Silver, PhD, at Case Western Reserve University. He was a post-graduate complex spine surgery fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.