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Jun 6, 2019

Congratulations to Our Top Doctors of 2019

Let this year’s list of Top Doctors be your first resource should you need care, whether it’s back pain or something more serious.


These specialists have been chosen among peers as the best in their field. Put your health in their hands.

Congratulations to these Semmes Murphey physicians for being awarded Top Doctors of 2019 in the field of interventional pain management, neurology, and neurosurgery.

Kenan Arnautovic, MD, Ph.D., FAANS, FACS

  • Special Interests: Micro-neurosurgery (skull base, vascular, tumor, Chiari, peripheral nerves), complex spinal surgery instrumentation, microsurgical anatomy,neuro-navigation
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) 2005
  • Education: the University of Sarajevo, University Clinical Center in Sarajevo, University of Arkansas
  • Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Hobbies: Soccer, Snow skiing, Memphis Grizzlies


Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Special Interests: Multidisciplinary advanced fellowship training programs in vascular neurosurgery, neurosurgery and catheter-based endovascular neurosurgery, research to improve outcomes for stroke and aneurysm patients
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) 2005
  • Education: BA and MD- University of Virginia, MPH- University of Utah
  • Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Hobbies: Family, snowboarding, racquetball


Frederick A. Boop, MD

  • Special Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery, surgery for epilepsy and brain tumors
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Education: the University of Arkansas, University of Texas, University of Minnesota
  • Memberships: American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons


Lucas Elijovich, MD

  • Special Interests: Brain aneurysms, acute ischemic stroke, pediatric intracranial vascular malformations
  • Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular and Critical Care Neurology, Neurointerventional Surgery
  • Education: Tufts University in Massachusetts, BS; the University of Texas in Galveston, MD; New York University, Residency
  • Memberships: American Heart Association Society of Neurointerventional Surgery – Senior Member Neurocritical Care Society
  • Fellowships: University of California San Francisco, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York


Kevin T. Foley, MD, FAANS

  • Special Interests: Minimally invasive spine surgery, surgery for ruptured discs or stenosis in neck or back, spinal fusion surgery
  • Board Certifications: Neurological Surgery (Surgery of Brain and Spine)
  • Education: the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Medical School and Neurosurgery Residency
  • Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), American Academy of Neurological Surgery, North American Spine Society


Daniel Hoit, MD, MPH, FAANS

  • Special Interests: Brain aneurysms, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, endovascular neurology
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
    Education: Johns Hopkins, Yale, Tufts New England Medical Center
  • Memberships: American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Hobbies: Vintage film, motorsports, rock collecting


Paul Klimo, JR., MD, MPH

  • Special Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery, adult brain tumors, adult hydrocephalus, moyamoya disease
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Education: Simon Fraser University (premed), Medical College of Wisconsin (medical school), University of Utah (residency), Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard University (pediatric fellowship)
  • Memberships: American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ASPN), American Academy of Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Surgeons
  • Additional Information: Dr. Klimo has prior military duty with United States Air Force (1995-2010), honorable discharge


Vishad Kumar, MD

  • Special Interests: Management of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors. Caring for adult patients with migraines, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Education: King George’s Medical College at Lucknow University, University of Tennessee
  • Memberships: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) USA
  • Hobbies: Natural photography, traveling, and reading