Michael Park

Associate Professor and Resident Program Director
Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology


Dr. Park is the Neurosurgery Department's residency program director, helping train the next generation of neurosurgical leaders. He is also director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

From a research standpoint, Dr. Park focuses primarily on neuromodulation (deep brain stimulation) and he is a collaborator, Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator in numerous active, ongoing projects in that area. In addition, he is a Clinical Core Co-Investigator for the U of M's Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research.

Listed as first author for 7 of the 25 articles he's had published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Park is also first author of three book chapters. He has spoken to numerous national and international audiences and is currently working closely with Seoul National University in Korea to revitalize a long-term collaborative relationship the department has had with that organization.

Dr. Park received his MD and PhD from the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas (KU) in Kansas City, KS, and received a Bachelors in Biology from KU in Lawrence, KS, and dual Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He was a 2009 recipient of the William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship and studied at the Assistance Publique L'Hopital d'Adulte de la Timone, Marseille, France.

Executive Assistant

Laura Czarnecki 

Administrative Phone: 612-624-6666 (hit 4 for the Academic Office)
Administrative Email: czarn003@umn.edu
Administrative Fax Number: 612-624-0644


Research Summary

Dr. Park's research interests include brain structure, neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation, medical device innovation.

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Clinical Summary

Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery; neuromodulation; deep brain stimulation.


PhD, University of Kansas Graduate Studies
Major: Molecular and Integrative Physiology
MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
BA, University of Kansas
Major: Biology
BA, Cornell University
Major: Economics
BS, Cornell University
Major: Electrical Engineering

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

The William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, Fellowship
Université de la Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II, Assistance Publique L’Hôpital d’Adulte de la Timone,
Marseille, France
Residency in Neurological Surgery, Residency
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Internship in General Surgery, Internship
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United Kingdom

Licensures and Certifications

DEA – FP2138255,
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery – Board Certified,
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice,
Licensure/Certification Number: 58653
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure,
Licensure/Certification Number: 43708
Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline,
Licensure/Certification Number: LR21828 – 22760 – 23954 – LP00536

Professional Memberships

Greater Louisville Medical Society
Kentucky Medical Association
Society for Neuroscience
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Council of State Neurosurgical Society
Minnesota Neurosurgical Society
American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents


Methods and Systems for Implanting a Neurological System at a Surgically Open Spinal Treatment Site.
Method for implanting a neuromodulation system at a spinal treatment site.
Methods and Systems for Implanting a Neurological System and Spinal Fixation System at a Spinal Treatment Site.



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