John R. Floyd II , MD
Dr. Floyd’s surgical training began at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he completed an internship in General Surgery. Subsequently, he finished his neurosurgical training from the Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Floyd has also completed a fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Floyd obtained an expertise in the surgical management of complex cases including skull base tumors such as clival chordomas, chondrosarcomas, osteosarcomas, meningiomas, schwannomas , pituitary tumors, orbital tumors, sinonasal carcinomas as well as intrinsic brain tumors such as insular gliomas. Dr. Floyd’s surgical experience includes complex spine and peripheral nerve tumors. His training includes a multi-disciplinary approach using micro-neurosurgical techniques, neuroendoscopy and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Floyd’s research interests began when he was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for studying protein expression in intrinsic brain tumors. This research has led to the discovery of possible new biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment, and has been presented at a number of national and international meetings.
Dr. Floyd is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, and the North American Skull Base Society.