1331 N 7th St #405 Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 254-3151

Dr. Menendez Neuro and Spine Surgeon Phoenix, Arizona

José A. Menéndez, MD, FAANS, FACS


Jose Menendez, MD, FAANS

Dr. Menéndez grew up in the border between Texas and Mexico and is very proud of his dual-culture upbringing. He earned his medical degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, which is the highest ranked education institution in Mexico and one of the most prestigious in the world, where he graduated with the highest honors. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the Washington University in St. Louis, where he had the opportunity to rotate at the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He obtained further specialized training in complex spinal surgery and surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Dr. Menéndez specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques for surgical management of brain and spine problems. He has trained many surgeons in the use of these procedures and continues to help develop better alternatives for patient care through research. He is one of few surgeons in the state that performs surgeries for brain pathologies through less-traumatic and less-invasive options, marrying the most recent advances in technology with surgical innovation and ultimately improving patient care with a safer and faster recovery. He also specializes in surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Dr. Menéndez is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and serves as the chairman of neurotrauma at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

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