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Michael Opoku-Darko, MD,MSC

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

About Michael

Dr. Michael Opoku-Darko is a 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 persevering 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
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hemifacial spasms