Kevin T. Foley, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He also holds academic appointments at the University of Tennessee School of Biomedical Engineering and the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He serves as Director of Complex Spine Surgery at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, Director of the Spine Fellowship Program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and Medical Director for the Medical Education & Research Institute.
Dr. Foley received his Doctor of Medicine degree from UCLA in 1979. During his training, he was awarded the Eben J. Carey Memorial Anatomy Award and the Merck Manual Award for Academic Achievement and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He interned at Letterman Army Medical Center, where he received the Richard Mason Award for Outstanding Intern. He returned to UCLA in 1980, where he completed his neurosurgery residency.
Following residency, Dr. Foley served in the United States Army Medical Corps as Assistant Chief of Neurosurgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, Chief of Neurosurgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, and Chief of Neurosurgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was also the director of the neurosurgical residency training program. During his military service, Dr. Foley was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award.
In 1992, Dr. Foley left the military to enter private practice and pursue an academic career. In addition to a full-time spine surgery practice, he is actively involved in research in image-guided spinal navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal biomechanics. He has authored 20 book chapters and more than 80 journal publications. He has lectured at more than 200 scientific meetings and educational workshops and has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at several universities in the US and abroad.
Dr. Foley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (Honorary), the Southern Neurosurgical Society, and the Tennessee Neurosurgical Association.