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Office locations

Mayfield Brain & Spine - Rookwood
3825 Edwards Road, Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Mayfield Brain & Spine - Anderson
7661 Beechmont Avenue, Suite 240
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

William D. Tobler, MD


Areas of expertise – minimally invasive spine surgery, including discectomy, spinal fusion, decompression, artificial disc replacement, and outpatient minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion; minimally invasive deformity correction; complex cervical spine deformity surgery; tumors of the brain and spine; stereotactic and image-guided neurosurgery; endoscopic pituitary surgery; Chiari malformations; vascular conditions


  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, 1974; University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1971-1972
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1978
  • Internships: Internal Medicine, 1978-1979, and General Surgery, 1979-1980, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, UC Medical Center & Mayfield Clinic, 1980-1985


American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 1985-present
  • Mayfield Education & Research Foundation: Chairman of the Board, 2008-present
  • Mayfield Spine Surgery Center: Chairman, Board of Managers, 2010-present; Medical Advisory Committee member; President, 2009-2010; Medical Director, 2006-2009
  • Schaerer-Mayfield USA, Cincinnati and Biel, Switzerland: Scientific Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Consultant: Integra, Zimmer Spine, DePuy Spine, Medtronic, Benvenue, SI bone
  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Board of Directors: Member at Large, 2013-2015 and 2010-2012; Treasurer, 2006-2010; Secretary, 2000-2004; Vice Chair, 1992-2000
  • The Christ Hospital: Director of Neurosurgery, 2002-2015; Associate Director of Neurosurgery, 1989-2002
  • UC College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery: Professor, 2011-2017; Associate Professor, 1994-2011; Assistant Professor, 1985-1993

Primary hospital affiliations*

Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, The Christ Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, The Jewish Hospital

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

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • World Federation of Stereotactic Neurosurgery


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

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