School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Gurdjian-Thomas Visiting Professor Lecture Series - Dr. Michael Steinmetz

The Department of Neurosurgery is delighted to host Dr. Michael Steinmetz as our Gurdjian-Thomas Visiting Professor, continuing our tradition of advancing neurosurgical education in our community. The title of his talk will be Cervical Deformity.

Born in Detroit, Dr. Michael Steinmetz is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Medicine, where he was the president of the local AOA chapter and graduated first in his class. Dr. Steinmetz completed his internship at the University of New Mexico and his neurosurgical residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Following residency, he completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Steinmetz is active in the AANS and the CNS where he currently serves as Chairman of the IT Committee and is a member of the Washington Committee and the Executive Committee. He is also active in the spine section, serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Public Relations Committee. He serves on the editorial board of The Spine Journal and is a reviewer for Neurosurgery.


With over 60 publications in referred journals and over 50 book chapters, Dr. Steinmetz was recently appointed as Chair of Neurosciences at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio. His current research is focused on neuronal regeneration in spinal cord injury. In his spare time, Dr. Steinmetz enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his family.

For more information about this Gurdjian-Thomas Visiting Professor event and on how to register to attend the event on June 21st, please see this pdf.