Meet Dr. Michael Thomas
Updated: Sep 16
Dr. Michael Thomas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base, and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Dr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from William Jewell College in Liberty, Michigan in 1987 and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1991. He did his post-graduate training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He did his post-graduate neurological training at a number of locations including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic, North Shore University Hospital, NYU, and NYUCOM.
Dr. Thomas practiced general neurosurgery for 17 years before coming to Florida where he completed a spine fellowship at the University of Miami in March of 2015. While in Yakima, Washington, he worked as the Chief Neurosurgeon at the Central Washington Neuroscience Center and had a private practice. Throughout his career, he has performed a variety of procedures and has created a number of videos to teach medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.
Doctor of Osteopathy, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O. Tulsa, OK, 1987-1991
BA in Biology, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO 1984-1987
Biology Major, Westminster College, Fulton, MO, 1983-1984
Post Grad Training
Fellowship, Neurosurgical Spine, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Hospital 2014-2015
Neurosurgical Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 1993-1997
General Surgery Residency, Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tulsa, OK 1992-1993
Rotating Internship, Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tulsa, OK 1991-1992
Spinal Neurosurgery, Advanced Orthopedics and Pain Management, Orlando, FL 2017- Present
Spinal Neurosurgeon, Seaspine Orthopedic Institute, Orlando, FL 2015-2017
Solo Private Practice, Pain Management, Cascade Neurosurgical Associates PLLC, Yakima WA 2013-2014
Solo Private Practice, General Neurosurgery, Cascade Neurosurgical Associates PLLC. Yakima Regional Medical Center and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA 2010-2012
Employed General Neurosurgeon, Yakima Regional Medical Center with privileges At Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA 1997-2010
Associate Clinical Instructor of Neurosciences at The Pacific Northwest University of Health Science, Yakima, WA 2006-2015
American Board of Osteopathic Surgery, Neurosurgical Board Certification, 05.2001 to Present, Life Certification