Eric W. Nottmeier, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon


Specialty Groups


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Eric W. Nottmeier, M.D., is a Neurosurgeon, with special interests in complex spinal surgery and image-guided spinal surgery.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Surgical treatment of degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease
  • Maximizing all non-operative treatment options for spinal ailments prior to surgical intervention
  • Educating patients on their spinal disease, including preventative measures that can be taken as well as treatment options
  • Utilizing the most advanced technology in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Nottmeier is active in research and education by publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as training residents and fellows.

Eric Nottmeier, M.D. is a neurosurgeon with special interests in complex spinal surgery and image-guided spinal surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He has published extensively on image-guided and computer-assisted spinal surgery and serves as Co-Chairman of the North American Spine Society Section on Robotics and Navigation. He is also Past-President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society.

He focuses on treating degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine diseases, maximizing non-surgical treatment options for spinal conditions, and educating patients on preventative measures and treatment options, while utilizing the most advanced technology in surgical treatment of spinal disorders.

Dr. Nottmeier received a biology degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, where he also completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency. Afterwards, he was a spinal surgery fellow at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Nottmeier is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

  1. Cervical kyphosis
  2. Cervical myelopathy
  3. Cervical spondylosis
  4. Chiari malformation
  5. Degenerative disk disease
  6. Degenerative scoliosis
  7. Discogenic back pain
  8. Failed back syndrome
  9. Kyphosis
  10. Lumbar radiculopathy
  11. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  12. Pseudarthrosis
  13. Scoliosis
  1. Chiari malformation surgery
  2. Degenerative scoliosis surgery
  3. Diskectomy
  4. Foraminotomy
  5. Laminectomy
  6. Minimally invasive surgery
  7. Pseudoarthrosis procedure
  8. Revision spinal surgery
  9. Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  10. Spinal fusion
  • Spinal surgery, including deformity, revision, minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  1. 2002
    Fellow - Spinal SurgeryBarrow Neurological Institute
  2. 2001
    Resident - Neurosurgery Columbia, MOUniversity Hospital and Clinics
  3. 1996
    Internship - General Surgery Columbia, MOUniversity Hospital and Clinics
  4. 1995
    MDUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  5. 1991
    BS - BiologyTruman State University

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Presentation Abstract AwardAANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  2. 2012
    Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report
  3. 2012
    Patients' Choice AwardPatient's Choice
  4. 2011
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  5. 2009
    Best DoctorsBest Doctors, Inc.
  6. 2005
    The ISSLS AwardInternational Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  7. 1995
    Graduated Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  8. 1995
    Samuel P.W. Black Prize for Excellence in NeurosurgeryUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  9. 1995
    Boone County Medical Alliance Award for Outstanding Performance and Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  10. 1995
    Scott A. Willis Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  11. 1994
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  12. 1992
    Frank E. and Ena Hickerson Rhoads ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
  13. 1991
    Graduated Summa Cum LaudeTruman State University
  14. 1991
    Clifford B. Scott Award for Highest GPATruman State University
  15. 1991
    J. Edward Zollinger Award for Outstanding Senior in Midwest Region, Sigma Phi EpsilonTruman State University
  16. 1988
    Blue Key National Honor FraternityTruman State University
  17. 1988
    Wray-Rieger Endowed ScholarshipTruman State University
  18. 1987
    Board of Governors' ScholarshipTruman State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberSTART taskforce, Surgical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  2. 2018 - present
    DirectorMayo Clinic Florida Spine Center
  3. 2018 - present
    Vice ChairSection on Robotics and Image-guided Surgery, North American Spine Society
  4. 2017 - 2018
    PresidentSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  5. 2017 - 2018
    Board MemberSt. Vincent's Medical Group
  6. 2016 - 2017
    Local HostSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  7. 2016 - 2017
    President ElectSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  8. 2013 - 2015
    Co-DirectorAnnual Pre-Meeting Course: Spinal Image Guidance and Advanced Intraoperative Imaging Techniques, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  9. 2013
    Scientific Program ChairSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  10. 2013 - 2016
    TreasurerSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  11. 2013 - 2017
    MemberAscension Health Spine Affinity Group
  12. 2012 - 2015
    Co-DirectorAnnual Meeting Instructional Course: Fundamentals of Image-guided Spinal Surgery, North American Spine Society
  13. 2012
    Vice PresidentSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  14. 2011 - present
    MemberCervical Spine Research Society
  15. 2011
    Co-DirectorAnnual Meeting Instructional Course: MRI and Spinal Image Guidance, North American Spine Society
  16. 2011
    Physician Champion5S Operating Room Equipment Reorganization Project
  17. 2011 - 2012
    Co-ChairManaging Variation Program Phase 2
  18. 2010 - present
    Task Force MemberManaging Variation Program Phase 1
  19. 2009 - 2012
    Co-AdvisorSpine Center Task Force
  20. 2009 - 2011
    Liaison PhysicianOperating room team liason
  21. 2009 - present
    FacultyAO North America
  22. 2009 - present
    MemberAANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  23. 2008 - present
    MemberNeurosurgical Society of America
  24. 2008 - 2009
    MemberDemand and Marketing Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  25. 2007 - present
    MemberSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  26. 2005 - 2009
    MemberExpense Management Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  27. 2005 - 2006
    MemberInformation Systems Security Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  28. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  29. 2001 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  30. 2001 - present
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  31. 1993 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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