Kenan Arnautovic, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery, Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, USA
Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base
Chairman, Baptist Neuroscience Institute, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA

Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, neurosurgeon in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Voted Best Neurosurgeon in Memphis-Tennessee-United States

Kenan Arnautovic, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery

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Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He graduated from University of Sarajevo and specializes in neurosurgery.

Dr. Kenan Arnautovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He grew up and completed his education in Sarajevo except for a few of his pre teen years which he spent with his parents in the Sudan, Africa attending the Comboni College (Italian/English) while his father was a University Professor teaching Veterinary Anatomy.

He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo as the top student in his class. He did part of his Internship in Sarajevo and part in Sinsheim-Heidelberg, Germany. After graduation, he worked several months as a Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the XIV Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo in 1984. He obtained a Master Degree in Neurosurgery on the topic of Spinal Trauma (SCIWORA) and PhD thesis on the topic of Chiari I malformation in adults.

Dr. Arnautovic did his first residency in neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. He also spent part of his neurosurgery training in Hannover, Germany. He then practiced neurosurgery in Sarajevo for two and a half years.

In 1994, Dr. Arnautovic immigrated to the United States. He did his second residency in neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also completed a skull- based fellowship there. Dr. Arnautovic is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery (Board Certified). Doctor Kenan Arnautovic has been voted best neurosurgeon in Memphis, Tennessee and United States along with other colleagues at different web sources.

Professor Arnautovic served as Chairman of the International Programs Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) (2017-2022), 2nd Vice President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (2019-2021), Chairman of the North American Chapter of South East Europe Neurosurgical Society (SEENS) (since 2019) and Coordinator of Committees of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (2021-2023). He is First Vice President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (2023-2025). He is member of World Academy of Neurosurgery (WANS) and European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EAAS). Professor Arnautovic is a Founder and Past President of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS). He also serves as an Associate Editor (Skull Base) of Operative Neurosurgery and Section Editor of Cranial Base at World Neurosurgery. He is member of twelve other Journal Editorial Boards.

Professor Arnautovic is member of numerous neurosurgical associations in USA and around the World. He is Honorary Member of the Albanian Neurosurgical Society, Croatian Neurosurgical Society, Association of Neurosurgeons in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian Neurosurgical Society.

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APRIL 8, 2024

International Symposium in Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery – Sarajevo 2024.

Excited for an upcomming 15th International Symposium in Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery...

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AUGUST 13, 2023

3rd Rhoton Society Meeting

Unparallel Neurosurgical Educational Activity in one of the most Beautiful Cities in the...

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AUGUST 9, 2023

Proud to be Invited Speaker

Proud to be Invited Speaker at this great upcoming WFNS Educational Neurosurgical Course...

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JUNE 25, 2023

Great Skull Base Course in memory of our teacher Evandro de Oliveira

Great Scientific Neurosurgical Exchange, Master Neurosurgeons from every corner of the...

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Disorders & Treatments

Brain Tumors/Skull Base Tumors

A brain tumor, known as an intracranial tumor, is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. More than 150 different brain tumors have been documented, but the two main groups of brain tumors are termed primary and metastaticRead More »

Spinal Cord Tumors

A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column. These cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. Spinal tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Read More »

Chiari Malformations

Chiari malformation is considered a congenital condition, although acquired forms of the condition have been diagnosed. In the 1890s, a German pathologist, Professor Hans Chiari, first described abnormalities of the brain at the junction of the skull with the spine. He categorized these in order of severity; types I, II, III and IV. Read More »

Neck and Arm Pain

While arm pain can result from injury, or even sedentary activities such as sitting at a computer for long periods of time, the cause could be the result of underlying conditions in other areas of the body that need to be resolved. Pain in specific fingers, for example, can result from pinching of nerves adjacent to given vertebrae and discs in the neck. Read More »

Back and Leg Pain

Spinal pain in the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck) are highly prevalent. Lumbarmuscle strains and sprains are the most common causes of lower back pain. The thoracic spine can also be a site of spinal pain, but because it is much more rigid, the thoracic spinal area is much less frequently injured than the lumbar and cervical spine. Read More »

Spine: Degenerative Disease

Symptoms vary greatly depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation. If the herniated disc is not pressing on a nerve, the patient might experience spinal pain (cervical, lumbar, and thoracic) or no pain at all. If there is pressure on a nerve, there can be pain, numbness or weakness in the area of the body to which the nerve travels. Read More »

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