University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Michael Horgan, M.D.
Michael Horgan, M.D.

Michael Horgan, M.D.

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
(802) 847-3072
Office Location:
Department of Surgery, 247 Fletcher, 5th Floor, Burlington, VT


M.D., UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ (1992)
Residency in Neurosurgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR (1992-1999)
Fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, Skull Bone Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ(1999-2000)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2000 - present
Laboratory instructor,  Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1995 - 1999

Awards and Honors

H. Gordon Page Surgical Clinician Award   2008


Dumont TM, Lin CT, Tranmer BI, Horgan MA. Pseudarthrosis Failures of Anterior Subaxial Cervical Spine Fusion Using a Plate with a Single Screw Per Vertebral Body: A Case Series. World Neurosurg. 2013 Mar 19. pii: S1878-8750(13)00479-8.

Dumont TM, Tranmer BI, Horgan MA, Rughani AI. Trends in Neurosurgical Complication Rates at Teaching vs Nonteaching Hospitals Following Duty-Hour Restrictions. Neurosurgery 2012;71(5):1041-6

Dumont TM, Horgan MA. The surgical skills laboratory residency interview: an enjoyable alternative. J Surg Educ 2012;69(3):407-10.

Dumont TM, Rughani AI, Penar PL, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI, Jewell RP. Increased rate of complications on a neurological surgery service after implementation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour restriction. J Neurosurg 2012;116(3):483-6.

Rughani AI, Dumont TM, Lin CT, Tranmer BI, Horgan MA.  Safety of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in the elderly. J Neursurg, 2011;115(2):202-9.

Rughani AI, Lin  CT, Ares WJ, Cushing DA, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI, Jewell RP, Florman JE.  Helmet use and reduction in skull fractures in skiers and snowboarders admitted to the hospital.  J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011;7(3):268-71.

Gibbons BA, Miele WR, Florman JE, Heilman CB, Horgan MA.  Pneumosinus dilitans and meningioma: a case series and review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus 2011;30(5):E13.

Tsen AR, Burrows AM, Dumont TM, Horgan MA.  Spinal epidural hematoma masquerading as atypical chest pain.  Am J Emerg Med  2011;29(9):1236.e1-3.

Dumont TM, Stockwell DW, Horgan MA.  Venous air embolism - an unusual complication of atlantoaxial arthrodesis: case report.  Spine 2010;35(22), E1238-40.

Rughani AI, Dumont TM, Lu Z, Bongard J, Horgan MA, Penar PL, Tranmer BI.  Use of an artificial neural network to predict head injury outcome. J Neurosurg  2010;113(3):585-90.

Rughani AI, Lin C, Dumont TM, Penar PL, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI.  A case-comparison study of the subdural evacuating port system in treating chronic subdural hematomas.  J Neurosurgery 2010;113(3):609-14.

Link TE, Bisson E, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI.  Raymond M. P. Donaghy: a pioneer in microneurosurgery.  J Neurosurg 2010;112(6):1176-81.

For more of Dr. Horgan's publications, visit Pubmed.