Michael B. Avery, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Academic Professional Bio: 

Dr. Avery is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona who specializes in both vascular neurosurgery and tumors of the brain, pituitary gland, and skull base. His philosophy is to treat these conditions using state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Surgery is often performed through “keyhole” approaches that result in significantly smaller incisions. Dr. Avery also uses endoscopes to treat a variety of skull base conditions through the nasal cavity, thereby avoiding an incision altogether. For neurovascular conditions, such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Dr. Avery often utilizes minimally invasive endovascular techniques, which again avoids the need for an incision. In addition to improved cosmetic outcomes, these approaches can reduce the length of hospital stays and overall recovery times.

Research Interests: 
Stroke and aneurysm treatment outcomes
Optimizing peri-operative outcomes for skull base tumor surgery
Improving endoscopic techniques
  1. MD, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
  2. MSc, Master of Science, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Neuroscience
  3. FRCSC
  • Neurosurgery, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Minimally Invasive Keyhole and Endonasal Skull Base Surgery, St. John's Health Center, Providence Health and Services, Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Santa Monica, CA
  • Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA