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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Michael Muhonen, MD

Specialty
  • Neurosurgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Jude Medical Center
Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - Neurological Surgery
505 South Main Street
Suite 300
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - Neurological Surgery
505 South Main Street
Suite 300
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 509-7070
Fax
(714) 509-7074
Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

Website
www.sjo.org
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Oral Roberts University
    • Internship
      University of Iowa
    • Residency
      University of Iowa
    Areas of Interest
    Surgery
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    For more than 20 years, Dr. Muhonen’s research interests have included hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, traumatic head injuries, spina bifida, brain tumors, Moyamoya disease, and vascular malformations of the brain. Dr. Muhonen served as primary investigator for the clinical trials of Medtronic’s Strata Valve, a medical device used to treat hydrocephalus. He led the CHOC research effort on the intrathecal baclofen pump for treatment of spasticity and dystonia of cerebral origin. Dr. Muhonen is also involved in clinical research projects studying the outcomes of hydrocephalus treated with different shunting devices and cerebral injury in children who are victims of child abuse.

    An internationally recognized expert in neurosurgery, Dr. Muhonen has published more than 20 original manuscripts and book chapters, and has made more than 100 national and international presentations on various pediatric neurosurgical topics. He has coauthored chapters in the texts Neurosurgical Aspects of Pregnancy for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Principles of Surgery for Lippinott-Raven, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Surgery of the Developing Nervous System for W.B. Saunders Co.

    Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Muhonen is board certified in neurosurgery. He served as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He completed his residency at the same institution after attending medical school at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.