World Class Treatment In Your Hometown

Skull Base Surgery

UTHSC Comprehensive Skull Base Tumor Center:

The skull base/cranial base is a critical area of the body that forms the interface between the brain, ear, sinuses, and eyes, and through which pass numerous important nerves, blood vessels, and other structures. Disorders and lesions of the skull base are notoriously difficult to treat due to their close proximity to vital structures.

At the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, our Comprehensive Skull Base Tumor Center brings together experienced specialists from Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, and Neuroradiology to deliver state-of-the-art, personalized treatment to our patients. Our multidisciplinary care team utilizes the latest technology, endoscopic techniques, and a robust understanding of the biology and behavior of skull base pathology to improve outcomes for our patients.

Our providers are leaders in their field and work with their national and international colleagues within the North American Skull Base Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and others.

World Class Treatment

Our Specialists

Bruce MacDonald, M.D.

Associate Professor, Fellowship Trained in Neurotology

Robert Yawn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Division Director, Otology, Neurotology, & Lateral Skull Base Surgery

Affliated Physicians

Lucas Elijovich, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology

Brian Fowler, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman of Opthalmology

Neil Hayes, M.D.

Van Vleet Endowed Professor of Medical Oncology

L. Madison Michael, M.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery

David Schwartz, M.D.

Professor and Chair (ad interim) of Radiation Oncolory

Jeffrey Sorensen, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

World Class Treatment

Sanjeet Rangarajan - Medtronic Case Study - Thumbnail

World Class Treatment: Dr. Rangarajan’s Medtronic Case Study

Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan's Medtronic Case Study Between its fellowship-trained specialists, cutting-edge procedures, and...
UTHSC ENT - Skull Base Surgery Crew

Our Skull Base Surgery Crew Hosts Hutchison Students

Skull Base Surgery hosts some special visitors! Yesterday, our rhinology Dream Team was lucky enough to host a few...
UTHSC ENT - Dr. Robert Yawn - Ear Specialist

Dream Team Profile: Robert Yawn, M.D.

Robert Yawn, M.D.: Ear Specialist at UTHSC ENT Today, we're excited to profile one of the premiere hearing and balance...
UTHSC ENT - Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan - Sinus Specialist

Dream Team Profile: Sanjeet Rangarajan, M.D.

Sanjeet Rangarajan, M.D.: Sinus Specialist Today, we're thrilled to profile Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan! As our Director of...

Skull Base Disorders/Tumors:

  Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  Cholesterol granuloma
  Congenital Malformations
  Fibrous dysplasia
  Head and neck malignancies
  Juvenile nasal angiofibroma
  Orbital tumor
  Paranasal sinus tumors
  Pediatric Skull Base Tumors
  Pituitary tumors
  Temporal bone tumors
  Vascular malformations
  Vestibular schwannomas

Techniques & Technology:

Our multidisciplinary team utilizes the latest technology and instrumentation to treat skull base pathology.  Some of the techniques utilized include:

  Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging
  Real Time Intraoperative Surgical Navigation (Electromagnetic/Optical)
  Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery
  Neurointerventional Angiography/Embolization
  Intraoperative CT/MRI
  Robotic Surgery
  Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
  Gamma Knife Surgery

In Your Hometown


UTHSC ENT - Locations - Cresthaven

Cresthaven UCH Otolaryngology

1068 Cresthaven Road Suite 250
Memphis, TN 38119  |  Directions
Phone: 901-866-8384  |  See More


UTHSC - Locations - UTMP Head & Neck Surgery (Cropped)

Methodist Medical Group

1325 Eastmoreland Ave  |  Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104  |  Directions
Phone: 901-272-6051  |  See More

Contact Us

We’re here to help: UTHSC has world-class physicians and resources right in your backyard.

Copyright © UTHSC Otolaryngology  |  Privacy Policy  |  Designed and Developed by Chris Milam