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Michigan Head & Spine Institute

Professor and Chairman Neurological Surgery Department
Oakland University School of Medicine and William Beaumont Hospitals

Dr. Diaz is recognized world wide for his treatment of vascular disease of the head and neck.  He is one of only several neurosurgeons in Michigan skilled in radiosurgery using the advanced technology Gammaknife for the treatment of tumors and other abnormalities. Listed among the best surgeons in the United States, Dr. Diaz is a frequent speaker to audiences around the world on advanced neurosurgical procedures and treatments.

General Neurosurgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Gamma Knife radiosurgery
Artificial disc replacement

Prior Appointments
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instructor, Anatomy
University of Kansas, Instructor, Neuroanatomy
Henry Ford Hospital, Staff Neurosurgeon
University of Michigan, Clinical Associate Professor Neuroscience
Institute of Santa Fe, Gainesville, Florida, Chairman
Wayne State University, Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery
Detroit Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer 

Military Service
US Air Force, National Neurosurgical Consultant
Lackland Air Force Base, Operation Desert Storm, Wilford Hall Medical Center Neurosurgery
US Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel
Wilford Hall Medical Center, IMA

M.D.: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Ph.D.: University of Minnesota (Neurophysiology/Neurosurgery)
M.A.: University of Kansas (Anatomy)
M.S.A.: Central Michigan University
J. D.: Wayne State University

Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Michigan Bar Association 
Fellow, American College of Spine Surgery

Fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese

HOUR Detroit Top Docs: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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Hospital Affiliations

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
DMC Harper University Hospital
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
McLaren Macomb
Ascension Providence Park Hospital, Novi
Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield
Ascension St. John Hospital

Office Locations

Lexus Professional Building – Pontiac Office
Southfield Office

Participating Insurance

Alliance Health and Life
Beaumont Employee HP
Blue Cross (trad)
BCBS PPO/Trust & Community Blue
Blue Preferred Plus (Ford, GM, Daimler Chrysler)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue/Adv
Blue Care Network Advantage
Blue Care Network
HAP Preferred EPA/PPO
HAP Senior Plus
HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
HealthPlus PPO
HealthPlus Options
HealthPlus HMO
HealthPlus MedicarePlus HMO (HealthPlus Senior)
Humana Detroit HMOx (Exchange)
Humana/ChoiceCare PPO
Humana Medicare Adv PPO
McLaren HMO Commercial
McLaren PPO
Priority Health PPO
Priority Health Medicare HMO
Priority Health HMO
United Health Care
Worker's Comp
Worker's Comp-OHIO

**Insurances change frequently. It is the patient's responsibility to verify insurance coverage before scheduling an appointment.

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