Dr. Petr offers expert non-invasive and surgical options to treat brain and spine diseases and conditions

Michael Petr, MD, PhD, treats brain tumors, spinal disease and provides surgical options for spinal pain relief for adult neurosurgery patients of all ages. He uses the most minimally invasive surgical choices available, providing excellent outcomes, with minimal risk to his patients. At Jacksonville Brain & Spine, we assure our patients will enjoy the most advanced diagnostics with up-to-date, successful treatments available in the field of neurosurgery. We promise to deliver quality care with the compassion that patients deserve for their neurosurgical problems.

Dr. Petr and his highly qualified team will provide minimal wait times for your patients with urgent appointment needs. They are available for telephone consults from referring doctors 24 hours / 7 days a week. For our patients’ convenience, we offer appointments in our offices on Jacksonville’s Southside as well in our St. Augustine location. Our goal is to provide patients with empowerment through education, to make choices about their neurosurgical conditions and to provide them surgical and non-surgical options to bring them a better quality of life.

Neurosurgeon Michael Petr, MD, PhD
Dr. Petr has served adults and seniors since 2000 as an advanced neurosurgeon. In addition to his board certification, he is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His expertise includes minimally invasive robotic spine surgery, for which he has served as teaching faculty. These systems allow reduction of the risk of intra-operative radiation, and improvement of accuracy of hardware (screw placement) during spinal procedures.

Dr. Petr has a special interest in neurosurgical oncology. Before founding Jacksonville Brain and Spine, he served as director of Neurosurgical Oncology at Baptist Health, and associate professor at University of Florida Jacksonville, where he was director of Neurosurgical Oncology.

Our goal is to bring about change to enhance your quality of life. Dr. Petr has served adults and seniors since 2000 as an advanced neurosurgeon. He is:

  • Board certified, Neurosurgery, American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Duval County Medical Society

He has a special interest in neurological oncology. His medical education has provided solid intellectual foundation, which includes the following prestigious medical institutions:

  • Doctor of Medicine | Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University (Illinois)
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Loyola University Graduate School
  • Internship | University of Cincinnati Medical School (Ohio)
  • Residency | University of Cincinnati Mayfield Clinic
  • Fellowship | Neurosurgical Oncology | University of Cincinnati Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute

Research

  • I-125 seed placement in metastatic brain tumor patients; a retrospective review of 320 charts to compile a data base including Recursive Partitioning Analysis to evaluate local therapy outcome with a large series. IRB# 05-06-21-04 EE (2005-2008)

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"Dr. Petr saved my life. He is the nicest person I have ever met. I wish all doctors could take lessons from him on how to treat patients. His skill is unsurpassed. Thank you again Dr. Petr."

F.J.R, Jacksonville Beach (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr is thorough, competent, well educated in his specialty, friendly, and very easy to talk with. He put us at ease immediately and he understood our concern about brain surgery. We could not have even hoped for a better outcome than how the surgery went."

T.W. & C.W., Hilliard, FL (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr is not only an amazing doctor but also a people person. In my opinion being a caring doctor who actually cares about his patients makes him simply the best. He took the time to listen to me, which is rare. He explained my surgery clearly and in words I actually understood."

M., St. Augustine (HealthGrades)
“Dr. Petr is a wonderful physician & surgeon! He’s performed 2 surgeries on me & I trust him completely, confident I am in great hands, literally! He’s compassionate, kindhearted, explains everything thoroughly, also listens, & treats you & your situation as if you’re a member of his own family.”

J., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
"I have already told a lot of my friends and family. Both my brother and best friend had lower back surgery. And still in pain .I gave them both DR Petr phone number. Plus if there were 10 stars I would mark all of them. Thank you DR Petr and all of the staff."

J.P.D., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr is a wonderful physician & surgeon! He’s performed 2 surgeries on me & I trust him completely, confident I am in great hands, literally! He’s compassionate, kindhearted, explains everything thoroughly, also listens, & treats you & your situation as if you’re a member of his own family."

J., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr does what’s in the best interest of the patient. He makes sure you understand what is going on. I would recommend him to anyone asking for a neurosurgeon."

J.G., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (HealthGrades)
“Neurosurgery is a lifelong calling for me. I believe in a conservative approach to treatment with a laser focus on each patient’s quality of life and specific needs for the moment – and in the future.”

Dr. Petr