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 

Autry Parker, MD

Special Interests: Spinal stimulation for chronic pain, regenerative and biological disc therapy, complex interventional therapy
Board Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine
Education: Yale School of Medicine, MD; Yale School of Public Health, MPH

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Hobbies: Bass guitarist for Memphis Soul Remedy and Copacetic901 

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