Dr. Michael Sandquist is a board-certified neurosurgeon in Portland focusing on surgical treatment of brain and spinal tumors, cerebral vascular disease, spine degenerative disease, and peripheral nerve disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy. Dr. Sandquist earned his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and served residencies in neurological surgery at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Oregon Health & Science University. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.


    • 2004 Oregon Health Sciences Portland, OR Chief Resident, Neurosurgery
    • 1998 University of New Mexico Health Science Center Albuquerque, NM
      Internship in General Surgery
    • 1997 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Doctor of Medicine
    • 1993 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM B.S. Biology, with honors


Dr. Sandquist has published several articles and chapters including the following;

    • Sandquist M, Selden N. A Single-Pass Tunneling Technique for CSF Shunting Procedures. Pediatric Neurosurgery 39:254-257 2003
    • Sandquist M, Burchiel, K. Comment, Trigeminal Neuralgia Associated with a Primitive TrigeminalArtery Varieat: Case Report [Case reports] Neurosurgery 52(5): 1217-1220
    • Allen R, Sandquist M, Piatt J, Selden N. Ultrasonographic Screening in Infants with Isolated Spin Strawberry Nevi. . Neurosurgery (spine 3) 98:247-250, 2003
    • Lee RJ, Shaw T, Sandquist M, Partridge LD. Mechanism of Action of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammaroty Drug Flufenamate on [Ca2+] and Ca2 Activated Currents in Neurons. Cell Calcium 1996 19(5):431-8
    • Sandquist M. Do Not Go Gently The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha, 59(4):14-17. Fall 1996


  • Partridge, L.D., Shaw, T. and Sandquist, M. Flufenamate and Mefenamate: Effects on Neuronal CAN Channels. Neuroscience Abstracts, 625.18, 1994
  • Sandquist M, Nesbit G, Burchiel K. Correlation of Preoperative MRI Imaging and Intraoperative Observations of Neurovascular Compression in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia. 2003 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Section on Pain and Functional Neurosurgery, Denver, CO
  • Sandquist M, Nesbit G, Burchiel K. Correlation of Preoperative MRI Imaging and IntraoperativeObservations of Neurovascular Compression in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Presented at the 2003 Western Neurological Society Meeting and at the 2003 John Raaf Day Lectures, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Sandquist, M. Activation and Subsequent Blockade of a Ca2+ Activated Slow Outward Current by Fluenamic Acid in Neurons. Presented at the 1995 University of NM School of Medicine Medical Student Research Day and at the 25th Anniversary Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA Feb. 1997