Michael Petr, MD, PhD
Dr. Petr diagnoses and treats a broad range of conditions relating to the brain and spine and is board certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He s a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Not only is he a part of the Lyerly Neurosurgey practice but also serves as a faculty member of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he has a special interest in providing neurological oncology care. His areas of focus include:
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Degenerative Spine Disease
Robotic Spinal Surgery
Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck
Director of Neuro-Oncology
A Neurological Surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e. prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system, including the hypophysis; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. A Neurological Surgeon encompasses the surgical, non-surgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
1993 - 2000
Doctor of Philosophy
Loyola University Graduate School, Maywood, IL
1995 - 2000
University of Cincinnati Medical College, Cincinnati, OH
2000 - 2001
University of Cincinnati, Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, OH
2000 - 2007
University of Cincinnati, Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute, Cincinnati, OH
2005 - 2006
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Legal Practice Name:
Lyerly Neurosurgical Associates, P.A.
From the Doctor:
My philosophy of care is to use a conservative approach to treatment, focusing on the patient’s quality of life. I look at the patient’s needs and when surgery is indicated, I use the most up-to-date and minimally invasive treatments available.
I always knew that I wanted to become a neurosurgeon; it has been a lifelong calling. Science has fascinated me since I was a young boy and I was drawn to medicine because of the help that I could provide to people in their time of need.
When addressing the needs patients with cancerous or benign tumors requiring neurosurgical treatment, I believe in working with a multidisciplinary teams of physicians to ensure the best quality of care and outcomes using a coordinated plan of care.