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

127 Patient Ratings
118 Patient Comments

Patient Reviews


Dr. Stoev and his staff are GREAT!!! He knew exactly what I needed at my first office visit. Presley (his MA) got me scheduled for surgery very quickly. Everything has turned out wonderfully. For the first time in a year I have some feeling in my right leg again. Dr. Stoev's bedside manner before and after surgery was WONDERFUL! He is suck a caring and educated surgeon! I am so blessed to have had him on my side, and on my team! Thank you all at Dr. Stoev's office and may God bless you all!


Dr. Stoev is such a nice and caring doctor. He is brilliant. I am so glad I met with him for a consult. I am new to the area and I felt at ease with all the recommendations from Dr. Stoev. Kaitlyn also helped me with my paperwork and was very very kind. I look forward to following up with this office in the future! Thank you!


Dr. Stoev is such a fantastic surgeon! I was researching Neurosurgeons in my area to get a few opinions on my low back issues. After meeting with several Neurosurgeons and their nurse practitioners, I instantly felt a huge amount of relief and trust within Dr. Stoev. From my first initial visit I knew I was going to choose him as my surgeon. The hospital was absolutely gorgeous. I have never been to Southern Hills before and this spine unit is brand new with its own private cafe for the patients and their families. I felt like I was staying in a super nice hotel. Everyone was so friendly and put my nerves at ease as I was nervous to undergo surgery. The nurses at Dr. Stoev's office are so helpful they handled everything from scheduling my MRI to helping me with my FMLA paperwork. The entire experience was so wonderful. I would recommend any and everyone to go meet with this doctor! He is such a delight and extremely helpful!


Dr. Stoev is extremely knowledgeable, and took the time to explain my husband's emergency brain surgery. He was very caring and thorough explaining what was happening and what to expect, and the best part,was he didn't rush us, but sat with us until we were comfortable. My family and I are very thankful for Dr. Stoev's expertise in his field...he saved my husband's life. We are forever thankful to this FIVE STAR NEUROSURGEON!!!!! Respectfully, Mrs. Gretchen McEwen


pain free immediately after surgery! All symptoms and dysfunction resolved before my 1 month up appointment! Dr. Stoev and his team were very friendly, helpful, and informative! Great experience!!!


dr stoev was very informative and provided so much detailed infomation! I am very pleased with my visit and he has great bedside manner!!!


Dr. Stoev was very impressive! He took the time to review my results very thoroughly. I would recommend him to anyone!


I feel great after surgery! The surgery was well worth it! I wish I wouldn't have waited so long! Thank you!


Dr. Stoev is very nice and explained everything in great detail! Super impressed with how thorough he is!


excellent in giving information on procedure! Very impressed! Highly recommend!!!!!!


everyone was super friendly and helpful! Dr. Stoev was very professional and gave me tons of useful information!


Such a great appointment! Dr. Stoev is super straight forward and answered all my questions! I highly recommend him!


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 !

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