Mayfield Physician Bio

William D. Tobler, MD

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Areas of expertise - minimally invasive spine surgery, including discectomy, spinal fusion, decompression, artificial disc replacement, and outpatient minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion; minimally invasive deformity correction; tumors of the brain and spine; stereotactic and image-guided neurosurgery; endoscopic pituitary surgery; Chiari malformations


  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, 1974; University of Insbruck, Austria, 1971-1972
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1978
  • Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, 1978-1979
  • Residency: UC Medical Center & Mayfield Clinic, 1979-1985
  • Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 1985-present;
  • Mayfield Clinic Board of Directors: Member at Large, 2013-present; Member at Large, 2010-2012; Treasurer, 2006-2010; Secretary, 2000-2004; Vice Chair, 1992-2000
  • Mayfield Spine Surgery Center: Chairman, Board of Managers, 2010-present; President, 2009-2010; Medical Director, 2006-2009
  • The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati: Director of Neurosurgery, 2002-present; Associate Director of Neurosurgery, 1989-2002
  • UC College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery: Professor, 2011-present; Associate Professor, 1994-2011; Assistant Professor, 1985-1993
  • Schaerer-Mayfield USA, Cincinnati and Biel, Switzerland: Scientific Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Consultant: TranS1; Integra Life Sciences; Zimmer Spine; DePuy Spine
  • Primary hospital affiliations*

    The Christ Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center

    *Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

    Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Association of Pre-sacral Spine Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • World Federation of Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Publications

    View Dr. Tobler's publications in the PubMed database.