Dennis Vollmer MD

Dennis Vollmer MD

Dennis Vollmer, M.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery

M.D. Degree: University of Texas Medical School – San Antonio
Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Certification: Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Craniocervical Anomalies, Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Spondylotic Disease, Lumbar Stenosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spine Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Vertebral Fracture. Cerebrovascular Disorders, Operative treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations, Brain Tumors, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury
Research: Recent Publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed

Clinical Team: Lisa Braden, PA, Lindsay Comstock, RN
Phone: (434) 924-2003, (800) 362-2203
Fax: (434) 243-2656

Clinic Assistant Lois Osteen at
Administrative Assistant Yvonne Ocasio at

Bio: Dennis G. Vollmer, M.D. joined the Neurosurgery faculty at the University of Virginia in 2014. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Connecticut.  He attended Vanderbilt University and graduated in 1973 with a B.A. degree in Biology. He received his M.D. degree in 1979 from the University of  Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 1978.  He completed a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia in 1986 and remained there on the Neurosurgical faculty for one year.

In 1987 Dr. Vollmer accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and in 1989 was appointed to the Neurosurgical faculty at Washington University in St. Louis also as Assistant Professor.   In 1996 he was named Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Neurological Surgery at his medical alma mater, UTHSCSA.  After serving in this capacity for seven years and being promoted to Professor with tenure, Dr. Vollmer was appointed Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas- Houston.  He later served as Chairman of the Department and was the program’s first residency program director.  In 2008 he entered the private practice of Neurosurgery in Denver, Colorado during which time he served as Director of the Gamma Knife Program at Swedish Medical Center, received board certification in Neurocritical Care and was appointed by the governor to serve on the State Emergency Medicine and Trauma Advisory Committee and the State Trauma Advisory Committee.

After five years in private practice Dr. Vollmer decided to return to academic medicine.

Dr. Vollmer has research interests in neurosurgical resident education, spinal neurosurgery and cerebrovascular disease. He has served on the Editorial Board of Journal of Neurosurgery, and served as section editor for several textbooks on spinal surgery. He has authored or co-authored numerous chapters in books and peer reviewed journals.