Dr. Michael Dogali, M.D.

Dr. Michael Dogali, M.D. Get a Second Opinion

Neurological Surgery

Areas of expertise

Cranial & Spinal surgery, Dystonic Disorders, Epilepsy, Essential Tremor, Movement Disorders, Neurosurgery, Pain,
Parkinson Disease


Dr. Dogali is a nationally and internationally recognized neurosurgeon. He has had a distinguished career in academic and clinical medicine, including appointments at NYU, Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery University of California, Irvine and Professor of Neurosurgery USC. He has been named in the Castle Connelly guide The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Dogali is interested in actively participating in healthcare advising and consultation. He has had extensive surgical experience in all areas of cranial and spinal surgery in both adults and children.

While Dr. Dogali has been best noted for his pioneering work in functional neurosurgery. He has demonstrated broad interests in medicine. He was among the first physicians to recognize the utility of computers in medicine and has continued to explore and lead in imaging and computer applications in MRI and radiosurgery.

At NYU, he developed the first dedicated epilepsy service in New York, which included facility design, construction, program development and faculty recruitment. The success of this program resulted in New York State recognizing the need for such services and utilizing Dr. Dogali as its major advisor the state legislature created and funded six designated Epilepsy centers.

He served as an advisor to the Medtronic Corporation in the development of implantable devices and a consultant to Advanced Bionic Corp. He secured a patent for an implantable device. He has served as an advisor to CMS and Medicare and worked with the FDA.

Dr. Dogali has successfully lead in creation, construction and implementation of a 50 million dollar Neuroscience Center which has received national recognition.

Throughout his career Dr. Dogali has focused on quality of care in medicine and has actively pursued improvements in critical and emergent care, accurate diagnosis, infection control and improved surgical outcomes.


McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
General Surgery: Duke University, Durham, NC
Medical Degree
M.D., C.M., F.A.C.S.


Woodrow Wilson Scholar, Fairfield University
Robert Forsythe Prize in Surgery, McGill University Medical School
Penfield Award, Montreal Neurological Institute for significant contribution to neurosurgery


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