Dr. Michael A. Leonard, Executive Director of the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute, is a board-certified neurosurgeon treating surgical disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Educated and trained in New York, Dr. Leonard gained broad exposure to all aspects of neurosurgery. After obtaining his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Leonard then completed his neurosurgery residency, as well as a fellowship in spine surgery, at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. Many consider Dr. Leonard to be one of the best spine surgeons in San Antonio both in experience and patient advocacy.
Dr. Leonard’s Air Force career brought him to San Antonio, where he was the Director of Spine Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center for three years before leaving the military and establishing the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute in San Antonio. Dr. Leonard also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Center for Neurosurgical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics in neurosurgery.
Dr. Leonard utilizes the latest minimally invasive technologies to treat the full spectrum of surgical disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He was a pioneer in robotic spine surgery, establishing the first robotic spine surgery center in South Texas. Dr. Leonard believes that optimal patient outcome is achieved when a caring physician takes the time to listen to the patient and carefully explain all the treatment options available, so patients can make an informed decision about their care.