Ivan Stoev MD

Ivan Stoev MD, FAANS is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon who performs a variety of brain and spine procedures.  He specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery.  As a member of the elite Alpha-Omega-Alpha medical society, Dr. Stoev graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine at the top of his class.  He completed his neurosurgery residency at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, one of the top ten programs in the country.  Following residency, he completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Miami, where he specialized in traditional, complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery.

Since relocating to Nashville, in early 2019 Dr. Stoev has built a practice at Southern Hills Medical Center as well as in the Antioch and Brentwood communities. Dr. Stoev will provide expertise in treating patients with the following conditions: Back Pain, Brain Tumors, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Degenerative Spine Disease, Herniated and Dislocated Discs, Radiculopathy, Spinal Fractures, Spinal Instability, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolisthesis and Spondylosis.

Phone: 615-320-0007 | Fax: 615-902-3981


Dr. Stoev’s mission is to provide you with compassionate, personalized, high-quality care.  He is dedicated to patient education and makes sure his patients fully understand their disease process and the different treatments available.  Surgery is the last resort and not always the right answer.  When surgery is necessary, it can be very scary and overwhelming for patients.  This natural fear can be reduced by a thorough understanding of the problem and its treatment.

Dr. Stoev believes that every patient’s circumstances are different:

“There are many aspects to every person’s life and many factors to consider when planning a surgery.  There is a lot more to a person than just a brain and spine. We make decisions together with the patients as a team.  Pairing the right patient with the right surgery is the art of medicine and also the difference between a good surgeon and a great one.”

Dr. Stoev’s promise to his patients is that the advice and treatments that he offers to his patients are the same he would offer to his own family members.



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  • Medical

    University of Miami, 2006

  • Internship

    Washington University MO, General Surgery, 2007

  • Residency

    Washington University MO, Neurological Surgery, 2013

  • Fellowship

    University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Spinal Surgery, 2014


American Board of Neurological Surgery
November 3, 2018 – Current


  • Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Best Consultant Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2008
  • Best Neurological Surgery Boards Score, 2010


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  • Clinical research fellow, Center for Innovation in Neurosciences and Technology, Washington University, 2010
  • Cell Transplants in Rat Spinal Cords, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, 2007
  • Human Teratoma Cell Line Transplants in Rat Brains for Treatment of Stoke, Tampa, Florida, 2001


Southern Hills Medical Center Clinic

397 Wallace Road, Suite 303
Nashville, TN 37211

Ivan Stoev, MD
Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

Ivan Stoev, MD

81 Patient Ratings
74 Patient Comments

Patient Reviews


Dr.Stoev was great! He told me everything I needed to know. The girls in the office are all so sweet!


Dr. Stoev listened to me and was careful at evaluating me before and after surgery. He has excellent bedside manners and truly cares for his patients. Dr. Stoev is truly gifted at what he does. Thank you so much Dr. Stoev! I am forever grateful to have you care for me in my time of need.


Dr. Stoev was so smart and nice! He recommended the best treatment for me.


I knew from the moment I looked online and saw all the positive reviews this man must be amazing. I was right! Dr. Stoev was extremely kind and explained everything in a way I could comprehend so. He checked on me several times after surgery and was such a delight. I have a new out look on life thanks to this man! God Bless!


I woke up on my 26th birthday, partially immobilized. Without any prior accident or injury. To make a long story short, Dr Stoev made certain to find and fix a medical mystery in my back. Without him, I wouldn't have found out so quickly the degenerated disc I had. Now I am on the path to recovery and cannot thank him enough.


Very informative and great at explaining the issue.


DR Stoev was so honest and open with me and my diagnosis. He made it to where I can understand the procedure and I am so comfortable with going forward with surgery. I will update at my follow up appointment but I know I am in good hands.


explained all very very well. so kind and compassionate!


relates so well to me as the patient. shows true empathy and compassion. he made my neck and back pain free.


Very thorough. Spent necessary time explaining procedures, options, and answering all our questions. Very pleased!


Dr.Stoev was very informative and a great surgeon!


Dr.Stoev was superlative!!!!!!!!!!!!!


great helpful staff! Wonderful practice! Great Surgeon! 10Stars!


I saw Dr.Stoev for back pain that I have had for such a long time I can't remember a time where I wasn't in pain...until now! Stoev is a miracle and he is the real deal when it comes to neurosurgery! cannot thank him enough!


great doctor and very well educated and friendly


amazing doctor and office staff


God bless this man! He is so very talented and has the best solution to heal!


very helpful. I wanted to see dr stoev for a 2nd opinion and I am so glad I did. he is going to work with me on other options before rushing into surgery


Dr.Stoev was a very well spoken man who knows exactly what he is talking about. I highly recommend him!


great staff and DR.STOEV was exceptional. I feel like I have a new chance at life.


Dr. Stoev is the best ever! He did the right surgery for me; gave me two options and went with the bet one for me. I am not hurting anymore! I feel great! Thanks to Dr. Stoev I am on the road to recovery! No pain pills were needed and only physical thearpy after the surgery!


Such a wonderful Doctor and office staff. Dr. Stoev is easy to talk to and made me feel more comfortable than any other doctor I have seen. He didn't rush into the surgery talk which made me feel so much better. I can't recommend him enough! Schedule your appointment with him asap because this man rocks!!!


very east to understand my problem, all the ways to fix the problem, work with me, no pressure let me make my own mine on what to do.


great doctor and great office team. felt so comfortable and Dr Stoev made me so confident in my pain free future


Dr.Stoev was not only informative, he was honest. He did not push surgery as the only option which I respect.

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