Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD
Dr. Volker K. H. Sonntag was a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Arizona and the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute. At the Institute, he was also Chairman of the Spine Section and Director of the Residency Program. He retired in 2010.
Dr. Sonntag earned a medical degree from the University Of Arizona School Of Medicine. His post-graduate training included an internship at the Arizona Medical Center and a neurosurgical residency and Chief Residency at Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Sonntag was awarded the first College of Medicine Alumni Medal in 1987 from the University of Arizona for outstanding recognition and accomplishments post-graduation. Throughout Dr. Sonntag’s career, he received many awards. Most recently he was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Spine Section.
As an active member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Sonntag served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He was also President of the North American Spine Society. Other memberships include: The Alpha Omega Alpha Society, American Academy of Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgical Society of America, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons.