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Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD

Emeritus Professor, Neurosurgery

Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD, is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Sonntag specialized in spine surgery and is regarded as a pioneer in the field, particularly for his innovative work in spinal instrumentation and his successes in treating the cervical spine. In 1989, he made international headlines when he reattached a 10-year-old boy’s skull to his spine after the ligaments connecting them were severed in a bicycle-truck crash.

Dr. Sonntag remains a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Neurosurgical Society of America, and The Society of Neurological Surgeons. He holds some of the most prestigious awards in the field of neurosurgery, including Honored Guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2002.

Dr. Sonntag earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Arizona Medical Center and his neurosurgery residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Sonntag has co-authored seven books, contributed more than 100 chapters to books on neurosurgery, and has published some 600 articles. In 2017, he published his memoir entitled, “Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon.” Additionally, he has given more than 1000 presentations at professional meetings and has been honored with numerous visiting professorships.

The Sonntag Spine Center at Barrow continues the pioneering legacy of Dr. Sonntag. The Center is dedicated to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions through collaborative research, trailblazing innovation, and global education.

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Neurosurgery, Ivy Brain Tumor, Outpatient Imaging, Research, and Gamma Knife
2910 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD

Emeritus Professor, Neurosurgery

Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD, is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Sonntag specialized in spine surgery and is regarded as a pioneer in the field, particularly for his innovative work in spinal instrumentation and his successes in treating the cervical spine. In 1989, he made international headlines when he reattached a 10-year-old boy’s skull to his spine after the ligaments connecting them were severed in a bicycle-truck crash.

Dr. Sonntag remains a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Neurosurgical Society of America, and The Society of Neurological Surgeons. He holds some of the most prestigious awards in the field of neurosurgery, including Honored Guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2002.

Dr. Sonntag earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Arizona Medical Center and his neurosurgery residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Sonntag has co-authored seven books, contributed more than 100 chapters to books on neurosurgery, and has published some 600 articles. In 2017, he published his memoir entitled, “Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon.” Additionally, he has given more than 1000 presentations at professional meetings and has been honored with numerous visiting professorships.

The Sonntag Spine Center at Barrow continues the pioneering legacy of Dr. Sonntag. The Center is dedicated to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions through collaborative research, trailblazing innovation, and global education.

Location
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Neurosurgery, Ivy Brain Tumor, Outpatient Imaging, Research, and Gamma Knife
2910 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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