Dr. Mickey was born in New Orleans and completed his neurosurgical residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center and completed a fellowship at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern where he holds the William Kemp Clark Chair in Neurological Surgery. His specialties include the surgical management of benign and malignant intracranial tumors, surgery for epilepsy and radiosurgery. Dr. Mickey is Director of the Annette Straus Center for Neuro-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical School. He is an active member of the Joint Section on Tumors and Congress of Neurological Surgeons since 1985 and is a member of the following organizations: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons North American Skull Base Society


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1978)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1979), General Surgery
Research Fellowship
Righospitalet (1983), Rotating
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1984), Neurological Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Meningioma
  • Brain Tumors (Primary & Metastatic)
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cerebral Cysts
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Brain Leak & Fistula
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Abscess
  • Cranial Defect
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Encephalocele
  • Facial Spasm (TIC)
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hematoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hygroma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pineal Cell Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Tuberous Schlerosis
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
  • Research Interest

    • Clinical trials of new therapies for malignant intra-cranial tumors
    • Radiosurgery
    • Surgical approaches to the base of the skull


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The Role of the Le Fort I Maxillotomy in the Management of Incompletly Resected Pituitary Macroadenomas
    Mickey, B, Hutchins, L., Eillis, E. Skull Base August 2007 17 369-378
    Detection of experimentally induced brain tumors in rats using high resolution computed tomography
    Psarros TG, Mickey B, Giller, C Neurological Resident 2005 27(1) 57-59
    Gliosarcoma cell death after radiosurgery in a rat model
    Psarros TG, Mickey B, Gilio J, Drees J, Gall K, Carlson D, Giller C, Willis MS Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 2005 48(3) 142-148
    Atypical teraroid/rhabdoid tumor: cytology and differential diagnosis in adults
    Raisanen J, Hatanpaa KJ, Mickey BE, White CL 3rd Diagnostic Cytopathology July 2004 31(1) 60-63
    Image guided robotic radiosurgery in a rat glioma model
    Psarros TG, Mickey B, Gall K, et al. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 2004 45(5) 266-72

    Honors & Awards

    • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas
    • Texas Super Doctors 2007
    • Best Doctors in America
    • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 6th Edition America’s Top Doctors

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • North American Skull Base Society
    • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons