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

115 Patient Ratings
106 Patient Comments

Patient Reviews


I started seeing Dr. Stoev about a year ago, and from the beginning he has explained everything in a way I could understand, especially what needed to be done for my health. In June of 2019 he preformed a lower spinal fusion and it went very smoothly. If you want to get rid of your pain that you are having then Dr. Stoev is the only one you need to see.


Dr. Stoev was very great with explaining my problems. He gave great recommendations on how to prevent the pain I am having. He even referred me to a wonderful Neurologist to help get my headaches under control. All and all he is a great Doctor! I will recommend him to all my friends and family!


Dr. Stoev was so nice and through. He had plenty of time to spend with me and he said he was treating me like family which means one thing to me; honesty. I really think he is the best neurosurgeon to go to!


This was only my first appointment, but the staff is very kind and welcoming! I really appreciated Dr. Stoev taking the time to listen and have no doubt in his mind that he will get me back where I need to be. I will update after my next appointments!


the doctor was very thorough when explaining surgery and the risks.


Dr. Stoev explained everything thoroughly and was very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend him!


Dr. Stoev was very kind and knowledgeable. He took his time and explained everything having to do with my back and he listened to all of my concerns. I am very happy to have him as my doctor during this difficult and painful time of my life.


great doctor. Really like him! 2 thumbs up! They were able to schedule my appt asap. Great experience!


Dr. Stoev is very direct and clear about explaining what the problem is. I was in bad shape and Dr. Stoev moved his schedule around completely to take care of me and do emergency surgery. He is a real life saver. Thanks Doc!


Dr. Stoev was not only informative, but he was honest. He did not push surgery on me like it was the only option. I respect him and his decision he made to treat my injury conservatively.


Dr. Stoev was very informative in explaining alternative ways that are the least invasive in dealing with my spine. I avoided surgery for the time being, not saying down the road I won't need surgery. His surgical techniques offer faster recovery time and healing. Thank you Dr. Stoev for putting me at ease! 🙂


Dr. Stoev is very informative! He explains procedures clearly and simply so you can understand! I would recommend him to anyone!


5 stars!!!!! Listen to me, he really cared and was honest and listened!! I will come back !


Dr. Stoev gave me what I considered advice that he would give to his own family. I feel confident that with his suggestions on pain mgmt I will get the best solution for my neck.


I love how Dr.Stoev explains in detail what is happening with the issues you are experiencing. He puts you at ease. I would highly recommend Dr.Stoev!!!


Great Bedside Manner!


Dr. Stoev and his team are fantastic! They were always available to answer any questions I had. My insurance gave me some issues that postponed my surgery, and the team was right by my side every step of the way! They helped me navigate the insurance world and get things back on track. Grateful is an understatement! Not only are they professional, they are also very kind. I have, and will continue to, recommend Dr.Stoev and his team to everyone I meet.


I was in good hands with Dr.Stoev. He is sweet and looks out for his patients. He will make sure you need surgery before he put you through any pain. I give him 5 star! he is such a good doctor!


In all my 69 years, I have never dealt with a doctor that truly cares and communicates as well as Dr. Stoev. The pain in my back is completely gone. The procedure went exactly as Dr. Stoev had explained to me. After the procedure he took the time to talk to my wife and I and answered all her questions. I recommend him to anyone who is in need of his talent! Thanks Dr. Stoev and your wonderful staff!


Dr Stoev is very professional & courteous & knowledgeable!!!




Very understanding - Very knowledgeable - Never had a doctor spend the time that Dr.Stoev spent on me; explaining every detail. He was very thorough.


Nice Staff. Dr. Stoev is very attentive and informative.


Dr. Stoev is friendly, has a sense of humor, kind, & he explained everything very well to my understanding!


Dr. Stoev + staff did a great job explaining the procedure pre + post op. as well as shepherding me through the entire process start to finish covering insurance, appts + such! I would recommend them to all my friends and family!

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