The Semmes Murphey Foundation supports some of the brightest minds in the field through a focus on education and training.


Training future Neurosurgeons and Neurologists has been, and continues to be, a top priority for Semmes Murphey. The Foundation works to improve healthcare around the world by supporting the Semmes Murphey International Neurosurgery Outreach Program. Our surgeons make numerous trips to Bosnia and Croatia to conduct training surgeries, lecture at the Sarajevo School of Medicine, present at the Croatian Neurosurgical Congress, and foster ongoing relationships with local surgeons. The Foundation also hosts international physicians as Fellows and students at the Semmes Murphey Clinic.

We partner with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to provide student, resident and fellow training in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Anesthesiology. Our physicians and surgeons serve as the faculty for the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and our own Dr. Frederick Boop is Professor and Chairman of the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery. 

Semmes Murphey founded, along with other area hospitals, the Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI). MERI is a not-for-profit teaching and research facility that serves as a preferred teaching site for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Semmes Murphey also offers a Fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Click here for information about this program.