School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Murali Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS
Title
L. Murray Thomas Professor
Program Director
Phone
(877) 486-7978
Biography

Dr. Murali Guthikonda is a specialist in endoscopic, minimally invasive skull base and cerebrovascular surgery. Skull base surgery deals with the management of lesions located at the base of the skull, beneath the brain. Formerly inaccessible and inoperable lesions may now be managed through advanced neurosurgical and microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Guthikonda has a special interest in the treatment of pituitary tumors and uses minimally invasive approaches to manage large and complex versions of this type of tumor. By using endoscopic techniques, Dr. Guthikonda can offer patients safer ways to remove these tumors. 

Dr. Guthikonda specializes in treating complex aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain using advanced neurosurgical and microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Guthikonda is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and India on topics related to skull base surgery. He served as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University (2000 - 2015), and has been instrumental in recent growth in the department's sub-specialty programs. He is actively involved with resident training and is currently the program director of the Neurosurgical Residency Program at Wayne State.

Interests
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterio-Venous Malformations
  • Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
Links of Interest
Residency

General Surgery
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Youngstown, Ohio

Neurosurgery
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

Fellowships

Skull Base Cerebrovascular Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
 

Medical Education

MD
Guntur Medical College
Andhra University
Guntur, A.P., India

Graduate Education
MBBS
Guntur Medical College
Guntur, India

Clinics

 Dr. Guthikonda sees patients at the following locations: