Michael J. Link, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
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One of the reasons why I'm particularly interested in skull based disorders is the impact that these diseases have on patients' quality of life. My name is Dr. Michael Link, I'm a member of the Department of Neurosurgery here at Mayo Clinic.

I look at a lot of MRI scans and angiograms in a day. But it's sitting down with the patient and learning about them, where are they from, what do they do for a living, what do they want to get out of this treatment, what's their real goal. And make sure that our goals align with their goals. Forming that partnership I think is really the thing that's most motivating and most exciting about being a doctor.

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  1. Acoustic neuroma
  2. Brain tumor
  3. Cerebrovascular disease
  4. Hemifacial spasm
  5. Trigeminal neuralgia
  1. Acoustic neuroma surgery
  2. Brain stereotactic radiosurgery
  3. Brain tumor surgery
  4. Hemifacial spasm surgery
  5. Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Gamma knife/stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Hemifacial spasm surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  1. 1998
    FellowUniversity of Cincinnati
  2. 1996
    Resident - Neurologic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1991
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1990
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1986
    BS - ZoologyUniversity of Iowa

Certifications

  1. 2000
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

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Research activities

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