Todd Shanks, M.D.

Todd Shanks, M.D.
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DEPARTMENT(S): Neurosurgery


UNDERGRADUATE: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

MD DEGREE: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

FELLOWSHIP: Functional Neurosurgery Vanderbilit University, Nashville, TN

INTERNSHIP: General Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

RESIDENCY: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Lousiville, KY

POST GRADUATE TRAINING: Master of Science Molecular Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

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Todd Shanks, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and began his residency in neurological surgery, both at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Interrupted by Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Shanks finished his residency at the University of Louisville. He then completed a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

Previously, Dr. Shanks was in the department of neurological surgery at the Norton Neuroscience Institute.  There he was the medical director of the surgical movement disorders team and co-director of the craniofacial pain clinic.  He was also a member of the Norton Cancer Institute brain and spine tumor program.

Dr. Shanks’ primary interests and practice are brain and spine tumors including metastatic lesions to the vertebral system and intrinsic spinal cord tumors.  His additional interests are functional neurosurgery with a focus on movement disorders, deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation; craniofacial pain surgery, including Chiari headache, trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia; peripheral nerve injury / tumors, and spine surgery.




    165 Natchez Trace Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42103, USA


165 Natchez Trace Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42103, USA

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