513.221.1100 or 800.325.7787

Office locations

Green Township

6130 Harrison Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

Christopher McPherson, MD


Areas of expertise – minimally invasive spine surgery, including cervical discectomy, cervical artificial disc replacement, thoracic discectomy, lumbar discectomy, spinal decompression, spinal fusion; minimally invasive outpatient spinal fusion, sacroiliac joint fusion; spinal oncology, spinal cord tumors; brain tumor surgery, including awake surgery and surgery for eloquent brain region tumors


  • Undergraduate: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 1998
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1998-2004
  • Fellowship: Neuro-oncologic surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2004-2005


American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2005-present; Vice Chairman, Mayfield Board of Directors, 2019-present; Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2016-2018
  • TriHealth Neuroscience Institute: Site Director for Neurosurgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2017-present
  • Precision Radiotherapy Center: Neurosurgeon, 2008-2017
  • UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute: Neurosurgeon, 2005-2017; Neurosurgeon, UC Brain Tumor Center, 2008-2017
  • UC College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery: Director, Division of Surgical Neuro-oncology, 2009-2017; Director, Surgical Neuro-oncology Fellowship, 2008-2017; Associate Professor, 2013-2017; Assistant Professor, 2005-2013

Primary hospital affiliations*

Good Samaritan Hospital, Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, Mercy West Hospital, The Jewish Hospital

*Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • American Medical Association
  • Frank H. Mayfield Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association


View Dr. McPherson's publications in the PubMed database.

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