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Michael Muhonen, MD

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Primary Address | Office Details
CHOC Children's Specialists - Neurological Surgery
505 South Main Street
Suite 300

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 509-7070

Fax: (714) 509-7074

Secondary Address | Office Details
St. Jude Medical Center Neurosciences Institute

101 East Valencia Mesa Drive

Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: (714) 734-3280

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    For more than 20 years, Dr. Muhonen’s research interests have included hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, traumatic head injuries, spina bifida, brain tumors, Moyamoya disease, and vascular malformations of the brain. Dr. Muhonen served as primary investigator for the clinical trials of Medtronic’s Strata Valve, a medical device used to treat hydrocephalus. He led the CHOC research effort on the intrathecal baclofen pump for treatment of spasticity and dystonia of cerebral origin. Dr. Muhonen is also involved in clinical research projects studying the outcomes of hydrocephalus treated with different shunting devices and cerebral injury in children who are victims of child abuse.

    An internationally recognized expert in neurosurgery, Dr. Muhonen has published more than 20 original manuscripts and book chapters, and has made more than 100 national and international presentations on various pediatric neurosurgical topics. He has coauthored chapters in the texts Neurosurgical Aspects of Pregnancy for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Principles of Surgery for Lippinott-Raven, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Surgery of the Developing Nervous System for W.B. Saunders Co.

    Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Muhonen is board certified in neurosurgery. He served as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He completed his residency at the same institution after attending medical school at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Other Specialties Associations Awards
    2018 - Physicians of Excellence, OCMA
    Areas of Interest
    Areas of Interest
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Oral Roberts University
    • Internship
      University of Iowa
    • Residency
      University of Iowa
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Cigna HMO
    • Health Net HMO
    • United Healthcare HMO

CHOC Children's Specialists - Neurological Surgery

  • Address
    505 South Main Street, Suite 300,
    Orange, CA 92868
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  • Phone
    (714) 509-7070
    (714) 509-7074
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Website Information

  • Secondary Location

St. Jude Medical Center Neurosciences Institute