Dr. M. Adam Kremer is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices at Jagannathan Neurosurgery. Dr. Kremer previously resided in Anchorage, Alaska and Holland, Michigan where for more than 11 years specialized in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Kremer served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Michigan State University from 2013-2019. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with honors. While there he performed research with the Department of Anesthesiology, evaluating the effects of nicotine on the development of children; with the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, evaluating cystic fibrosis; and with the Department of Chemistry, publishing in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. He volunteered at the VA Medical Center in Nashville.
He attended Vanderbilt University Medical School and continued his research interests, studying the genetics of liver regeneration under Dr. William E. Russell. He worked at the Mental Health Cooperative under Dr. Roy Q. Sanders, providing emergency psychiatric care to adults and children. Dr. Kremer was involved in researching the neurobiology of antidepressant medications under Dr. Richard C. Shelton. He completed a neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt University under Dr. George S. Allen. His research involved working with Noel B. Tulipan to develop an animal model for Chiari malformation.
Dr. Kremer’s training included performing complex spinal surgery and brain surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center, as well as at St. Thomas Hospital treating patients with routine degenerative and painful spinal conditions. Since January 2004, Dr. Kremer has treated more than 4,000 patients with spinal problems, including pinched nerves, disk ruptures, bone spurs, fractures, cysts, and tumors.
Dr. Kremer taught advanced neurosurgical techniques on faculty at Michigan State University. He has also been a guest instructor for Depuy/Synthes Spine on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and for Globus Medical on Minimally Invasive TLIF. His research interests include minimizing radiation exposure in spine surgery and on improving quality outcomes in spine surgery. He recently published a paper on the use of expandable interbody cages in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).
He is a member of the American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), CNS Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the American Medical Association (AMA).
He specializes in all aspects of spine surgery including lumbar fusions, kyphoplasty, ALIF, TLIF, XLIF, anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion, posterior cervical fusion, laminectomy, microdiscectomy, and other related neurosurgical techniques. He also performs cranial surgery.