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Maxwell B. Merkow, MD
Dr. Merkow is a neurosurgeon with East Bay Brain & Spine Medical Group in Walnut Creek, California. He specializes in minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches for common and complex spinal disorders as well as brain and pituitary tumors. Dr. Merkow treats Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor with deep brain stimulation devices, and he alleviates facial pain via microvascular decompression and stereotactic radiosurgery. His practice also includes the management of cerebral aneurysms.
After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Merkow, completed a seven-year residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. As a postdoctoral research fellow he studied the brain rhythms that underpin human memory and the effect of direct brain stimulation on memory. His research, also completed at the University of Pennsylvania, appeared in the journals Science and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. Dr. Merkow completed a clinical fellowship at Wellington Public Hospital in New Zealand.
Dr. Merkow practices in Walnut Creek and has privileges at John Muir Medical Center’s Walnut Creek Campus.
Office Manager/Medical Assistant
Michelle brings more than 10 years of clinical experience to East Bay Brain & Spine Medical Group. Above all she is a patient advocate. Michelle’s dedication and caring nature manifest in the highest level of service to our patients.