Michael Sandquist, MD

503-935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Brain & Spine Tumors
Degenerative Spine Disease
Cerebrovascular Disease, including Aneurysms and AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
Peripheral Nerve Surgery, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy
Spinal Decompression & Fusion

About Me

Dr. Sandquist received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico. He began his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of New Mexico, and completed his training at Oregon Health & Sciences University where he became Chief Resident. Dr. Sandquist’s professional organizations include the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In his practice he emphasizes his interest in brain and spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, cerebrovascular diseases, functional and epilepsy surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Brain & Spine Tumors
Degenerative Spine Disease
Cerebrovascular Disease, including Aneurysms and AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
Peripheral Nerve Surgery, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy
Spinal Decompression & Fusion
Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery
Artificial Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Neurosurgery
Education & Training: 
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2004
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1999
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1998
  • MD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1997
  • BS, Biology with Honors, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, 1993
Honors: 
  • Resident Award, Western Neurosurgical Society 2003 Annual Meeting
  • 2nd place award for basic science presentation at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day, 1995
  • Honorable Mention, 1996 Alpha Omega Alpha Student Essay Contest
  • New Mexico Tech Presidential Scholarship, 1988-1992
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, May 1993
  • Salutatorian, Melrose High School, 1988
Other Activities: 
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons