Dr. Michael Desaloms, MD

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Michael Desaloms graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 Summa Cum Laude. He then graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1992. He completed a residency in Neurosurgery in 1998 after an internship in General Surgery at Baylor in 1993. He was Chief Resident in Neurosurgery from 1997-1998.

Dr. Desaloms joined Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine in 1998 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

He practices at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano. He served as Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department and Director of the Movement Disorder Surgery Center and is currently on staff at Methodist Hospital for Surgery and Presbyterian Hospital of Allen.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Congress of Neurosurgeons. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He serves on the Board of the Northeast chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spinal and cerebral neurosurgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs and spinal stenosis in the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spine and brain tumors
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • Movement disorder surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery

Education & Training

  • B.S. – The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.D. – Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Internship and Residency – Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Board Certifications – Neurological Surgery


  • D Magazine, “Best Doctors in Dallas,” 2001 – 2022
  • D Magazine, “Best Doctors in Collin County,” 2021, 2022
  • Texas Monthly, “Super Doctors,” 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Press Ganey Top 1% in Patient Satisfaction (nationwide)
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award,” 2018

Dr. Desaloms is featured in ‘How to Fix Your Brain’ article featured in D Magazine.