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Matthew VanLandingham, MD

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Matthew VanLandingham, MD

Division: Surgery


Born and raised in the Jackson area, Dr. VanLandingham first became interested in neurosurgery while studying the cognitive sciences at Rice University. He returned home for medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical College, and immediately began working with the Neurosurgery Department. During this time, he assisted with research projects and observing cases whenever possible. Upon completing medical school, Dr. VanLandingham began residency at the University of Tennessee/Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, training in the newest, minimally-invasive techniques for spinal and cranial surgery. During residency he spent six months as an international fellow at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England—one of the centers that pioneered the development of the artificial cervical disc.

Dr. VanLandingham currently maintains a general neurosurgical practice, evaluating and treating patients with spinal and cranial pathologies. He is interested in neuro-oncology and trigeminal neuralgia. He is also certified in the Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery system. In keeping with the philosophy of the Surgical Division at NS2, he believes that surgery for pain should only be considered after less invasive treatments have failed. If surgery is ultimately selected, Dr. VanLandingham strives to minimize his surgical footprint to speed return to work and normal life.


  • University of Tennessee
    Health Science Center
    Department of Neurosurgery/Semmes Murphey Clinic, Resident
    Memphis, TN
    July 2010–June 2016
  • Southmead Hospital
    Department of Neurosurgery
    International Fellow - Spine
    Bristol, UK
    Aug. 2014–Jan. 2015
  • Rice University
    B.A. in Cognitive Science,
    Emphasis in Neuroscience
    Houston, TX

Medical School

  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine
    Jackson, MS
    Aug. 2006–May 2010
  • USMLE Step 1: May, 2008
  • Step 2CK: June, 2009
  • Step 2CS: July, 2009
  • Step 3: Nov., 2010
  • ABNS Written Board: Mar., 2012
  • 2010 Neurosurgery Faculty Award, UMMC Surgical
  • 2007–2010 Scholar, University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • 2007–2010 Medical Student Research Scholar, University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • 2005 Neuroscience Summer Scholar, University of Mississippi Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience
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