Prof. Kenan ArnautovicUSA
Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA
Current Position
2002 to present Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA
Academic Experiences
2002 - nowProfessor of Neurosurgery, Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA
Professional Experiences
2023 - First Vice President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
Specialty & Expertise
Skull Base Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Complex Spinal instrumentation
About Me
Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Dr. Kenan Arnautovic graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina as the top student in his class. He obtained a Master Degree in Neurosurgery in his Alma Mater (University of Sarajevo) and defended PhD thesis at J.J. Strossmeier University, Osijek, Croatia (EU).

He did his first neurosurgery residency at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and a second residency in neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He also completed a skull- base fellowship in Little Rock, AR.

Dr. Arnautovic is double boarded in Neurosurgery, in Europe- Diplomat of the Neurosurgery Board of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in USA- Diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery (Board Certified). He holds active neurosurgical licenses in United States (Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama), Croatia (EU) and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr. Arnautovic joined 21 years ago (2002) one of the oldest Neurosurgery Institutions of the World- the Semmes Murphey Clinic in Memphis, TN, USA (established in 1912; 121 years old). Dr. Kenan Arnautovic serves as a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA. His International Neurosurgery Fellowship at the Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery (1-2 month long) was attended and graduated by over 40 neurosurgeons from all over the world.

Dr. Arnautovic has published extensively in neurosurgery peer-reviewed journals and has made 3 front cover articles of Journal of Neurosurgery. He originally described two functional, anatomic and neurosurgical entities- Suboccipital Cavernous Sinus and Suboccipital Ligament. He is an Editor of 2 neurosurgical Books: Glioma- Contemporary Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches and the Springer’s best seller- Spinal Cord Tumors. He has been an invited speaker and lectured all over the World and on all Continents.

Dr Arnautovic served as a Chairman of the International Programs Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) (2017-2022), Chairman of the North American Chapter of South East Europe Neurosurgical Society (SEENS) (since 2019), Coordinator of Committees of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (2021-2023). He currently serves as the First Vice president of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) (2023-2025). He is member of World Academy of Neurosurgery (WANS), European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EAAS) and Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBiH). Professor Arnautovic is a Founder and Past President of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS). He also serves as an Associate Editor (Skull Base) of Operative Neurosurgery and Section Editor of Cranial Base at World Neurosurgery. He is member of twelve other Journal Editorial Boards.

Dr Arnautovic is member of numerous neurosurgical associations in USA and around the World. He is Honorary Member of the Albanian Neurosurgical Society, Croatian Neurosurgical Society, Association of Neurosurgeons in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian Neurosurgical Society.