Murali Guthikonda MD, FAANS, FACS

Murali Guthikonda MD, FAANS, FACS

L. Murray Thomas Professor, Clinician-Educator


313-966-0358 (fax)

Murali Guthikonda MD, FAANS, FACS

Narrative Bio

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.




Rotating Intern
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Niagara Falls, New York


General Surgery
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Youngstown, Ohio

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


Skull Base Cerebrovascular Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio


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


Guntur Medical College
Guntur, India


Skull Base Surgery; Pituitary Tumor Surgery; Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations of Brain; Brain Tumor Surgery; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Spinal Tumor Surgery; Endoscopic Neurosurgery

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Guthikonda has privileges at the following hospitals:

Detroit Medical Center Hospitals: 

Other Area Hospitals and Institutes:


Dr. Guthikonda's Publications