Dr. Krishna Satyan, MD

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Krishna Satyan graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2004. He completed a General Surgery Internship in 2005 and his Neurosurgery Residency in 2010 from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2011.

From 2011-2018, Dr. Satyan was practicing at the Center for Neuro and Spine, Inc. in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Satyan joined Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine in 2018 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In addition to our Plano location, Dr. Satyan also sees patients in our Frisco office. Dr. Satyan lives in Frisco with his wife and two children.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spine surgery for trauma
  • Metastatic disease
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Resection of primary spinal cord tumors
  • Treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumor
  • Open surgical treatment of vascular disorders including aneurysms, AVMs, and cavernous malformations
  • Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
  • Peripheral nerve decompressive surgery
  • Open and endoscopic treatment of skull base tumors

Education & Training

  • B.S. – Stanford University
  • M.D. – University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency – Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Fellowship – Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Board Certifications – Neurological Surgery


  • Morrell NW, Danilov SM, Satyan KB, Morris KG, Stenmark KR. Right ventricular angiotensin converting enzyme activity and expression is increased during hypoxic pulmonary hypertension.  Cardiovascular Research. 1997 May; 34(2): 393-403
  • Kitagawa RS, Satyan KB, Relyea K, Dauser RC, Nuchtern JG, Minifee PK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ,  Luerssen TG, Jea A.  Video-assisted thorascopic repair of a subarachnoid pleural fistula in a child after Thoracic tumor resection:  technical note, Spine. 2010
  • Humphries W, Satyan KB, Relyea K, Kim E, Adesina A, Chintagumpala M, Jea AH.  Low-grade Myofibroplastic sarcoma of the sacrum.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2010 Sep: 6(3): 286-290.
  • Muscal E, Satyan KB, Jea AH.  Atlantoaxial subluxation as an early manifestation in an adolescent with undifferentiated spondyloarthritis: a case report and review of the literature.  Journal of Medical Case Reports.  2011 July 3; 5:275.
  • Fulkerson, DH, Satyan KB, Wilder LM, Riviello JJ, Stayer SA, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea AH.  Intraoperative monitoring of motor-evoked potentials in very young children.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  2011 April; 7(4): 331-7.


  • Texas Top Doctors 2022, 2023
  • D Magazine “Best Doctors in Collin County,” 2022