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M. Adam Kremer, M.D., FAANS

Speciality: Neurosurgery
Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery

Bio Sketch

Dr. M. Adam Kremer is a board certified neurosurgeon who joins Jagannathan Neurosurgery from Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Kremer previously spent 11 years in Holland, Michigan where he specialized in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Kremer served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Michigan State University from 2013-2019.

Dr. Kremer completed his undergraduate and medical education at Vanderbilt University. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, honor societies reserved for top academic scholarship. He went on to complete his neurosurgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He has been Board Certified since 2009 and is a member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Michigan State Medical Society and American Medical Association.

He specializes in all aspects of spine surgery including lumbar fusions, kyphoplasty, ALIF, TLIF, XLIF, anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion, posterior cervical fusion, laminectomy, microdiskectomy and other related neurosurgical techniques. He also performs cranial surgery.

Dr. Kremer has spent time teaching 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).



Graduate Work

Undergraduate Work

  • B.S. Degree Chemistry, 1993
    Vanderbilt University
    Summa Cum Laude, Honors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Tennessee MD 36590; May 24, 2002 (2/28/21)

  • Missouri 2004034547; December 6, 2004 (1/31/20)

  • Kansas 04-32375; April 21, 2007 (7/31/2019)

  • Michigan 4301091606; March 19, 2008 (1/31/21)
    BNDD 498929550 NPI 1982646949


  • American Medical Association

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

  • Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Michigan State Medical Society

Clinical Instructor

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

  • Clinical Instructor, Surgical Services
    Meharry Medical College

  • Guest Faculty, DePuy Synthes National Sales Meeting
    January 15-16 2014
    Less Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Guest Faculty, DePuy Synthes
    April 2014
    Future Leaders – Surgical Management of Spine Tumors

  • Globus Medical Invitation – Chicago, IL
    September 19, 2015
    MERC Educational Program MIS TLIF

  • Guest Instructor, DePuy Synthes
    October 10, 2015
    Advanced Less Invasive Surgery Concepts and Techniques

  • Globus Medical Invitation
    October 22, 2016
    MERC Educational Program MIS TLIF

  • Globus Medical 2017 National Sales Meeting
    January 14, 2017
    Presenter/Sagittal Balance; Facilitator/X-ray Tips & Pearls


  • “Vertebroplasty of Focal Paget’s Disease of the Spine.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. July 2003 Volume 98 Number 4
    M. Adam Kremer, Al Fruin, Theodore C. Larson III, John Roll, Robert J. Weil.

    “The f→X Transition in ICI.” Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 146, 169-180 (1991)
    Monica A. Stepp, M. Adam Kremer, Patricia C. Tellinghuisen, and Joel Tellinghuisen.

    “Defining the Effectiveness of Lumbar Surgery in a Nationwide, Prospective Longitudinal Quality of Life Registry: An Analysis of Variability in Patient-Reported Outcomes and Preliminary Predictive Models of Treatment Failure.” Neurosurgery 61, Issue CN_suppl_1, Aug 2014, 194-195
    Saniya S. Godil, MD, Matthew J. McGirt, MD, Steve D. Glassman, MD,…, M. Adam Kremer, MD, et al.

    “A Retrospective Review of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Patients Treated with Expandable and Static Spacers.” Journal of Spine Surgery, accepted June 2019
    Adam Kremer, MD; Stacie Wynsma; Torrey Shirk, BS; Charles Ledonio, MD.


  • MARS Midline Retractor Design Team MIS TLIF , 2010

  • Physician Clinical Lecture Series , 2013
    Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery

  • Physician Lecture Series , February 2014
    MIS Spine Surgery

  • KICK 2D Navigation Alpha Site Location, January 2016
    MIS Spine Surgery

  • M. Adam Kremer, MD; Matthew Badin, MSc; Michael Gorhan, BS; Larry McGrath, PhD; Vanessa Danielson, MSc; Samir Bhattacharyya, PhD. “Reduction in Radiation Exposure for Spine Fusions with the KICK System: A Case Study” , 2018

  • Nerve Mapping Platform Strategy and Indications, July 2018

  • Research Projects
    • Radiation Exposure During Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive TLIF Surgery

Presentations at Conferences

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Houston, TX. October 6, 2018

  • Global Spine Congress, Toronto, Canada. Canada May 15-18, 2019

  • American Association Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA April 13-17, 2019

  • International Lumbar Spine Society, Kyoto, Japan. June 3-7, 2019

  • North American Spine Society, Honolulu, HI. July 31, 2019

  • North American Spine Society, Chicago, IL. Sept 25-28, 2019

Patient Testimonials

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Patient Testimonials

"I have had 2 separate surgeries with Dr. Jagannathan, and he was great with both. The staff is amazing! I'm in better shape now then before. I will definitely make the 6 hour trip when the time comes for my next surgery."

- TammySteve

"He has done my Lumbar and Cervical... he is one Doctor that TRULY cares before and after the surgeries."

- Ed

"Dr. Jagannathan did a TLIF/Cage/Fusion and I came out of the hospital feeling much better than when I went it. He does excellent work."

- Connie

We are affiliated with these Hospital Systems

Garden City Hospital MidMichigan Health System McLaren Bay Region Hospital Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
Spine Health American Board of Neurological Surgeons Hour Magazine American Board of Anesthesiology Beckers Spine Review Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation American Association of Neurological Surgeons Pituitary Network Association Spine Health American Board of Neurological Surgeons Hour Magazine American Board of Anesthesiology Beckers Spine Review Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation American Association of Neurological Surgeons Pituitary Network Association