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Michael Opoku-Darko, MD,MSC

  • NPI Number: 1205480704
  • Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Languages Spoken: English, Asante

About Michael

Dr. Michael Opoku-Darko is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Altru Health System with special training in the resection of inoperable brain tumors. He spent extra time with experts at the Mayo Clinic after his residency learning how to maximize the extent of removal of brain tumors while preserving neurological function. Outside of work, he enjoys music, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.

Professional Memberships

Society for NeuroOncology (SNO), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS), Canadian Medical Association (CMA), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Philosophy of Medicine

"It's a real privilege to be able to offer my expertise to some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in medicine. I believe in establishing a strong surgeon-patient relationship to enhance proper assessment of the needs and expectations of each patient and their family before performing any surgical procedures."

Locations Altru 1300 Columbia
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Jacobs University
    Bremen, DEU
  • Master of Science in Cancer Biology University of Calgary,
    Alberta Canada
  • Medical School
  • Medical School University of Calgary
    Alberta, Canada
  • Residency
  • Neurosurgery University of Calgary
    Alberta, Canada
  • Fellowship
  • Neurosurgical Oncology Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Glioma Biopsy
  • Surgical resection
  • Surgical resection with neuromonitoring
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Hydrocephalus Shunts
  • Endoscopic 3rd ventriculostomy
  • Chiari malformation
  • Degenerative spine disease (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • MIS microdiscectomy
  • ACDF
  • Laminectomy
  • Fusions
  • Cavernous
  • Malformation
  • Arteriovenous
  • MalformationsPain/Functional neurosurgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hemifacial spasms
50 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


4.3 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.7 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.8 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 08/29/2022

    Very good experience

    Rating: 5
  • 07/19/2022

    Dr. Darko was a fantastic doctor. He explained things to me, but more importantly to my family who waited patiently In the waiting room. He is clear and caring. He has a fantastic bedside manner. He had a very difficult surgery to do, which we are pleased with results. I'm so so grateful for him!

    Rating: 5
  • 06/29/2022

    Everyone was very kind, helpful, and professional. I received excellent care.

    Rating: 5
  • 06/25/2022


    Rating: 5