John K Dorman, MD

Improving the Quality of Life for Patients Through Research and Technological Development

Dr. John K Dorman, MD specializes in neurosurgery and has over 26 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from the University Of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with his medical degree in 1994. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Dorman completed his general surgery internship in Norfolk, Virginia as well as a two-year fellowship in pediatric intensive care in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Dorman completed his neurosurgical residency at The University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2006 and was inducted into the American College of Surgeons in 2009.

Dr. Dorman is a member of The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Midland County Medical Society. Dr. Dorman advances his field through research and innovation and published articles in peer-reviewed neurosurgical journals and has several patents for surgical devices. In addition to the advancement of surgical devices, Dorman writes and develops software, which initially started as a hobby, and has grown to use his programming knowledge to develop a navigation platform using the iPod touch which has been used in over 200 cases.


  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumors

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship:  Neurosurgery Clinical Fellowship & Pediatric Critical Care at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Residency:  Neurosurgery at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Internship:  Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA
  • Doctor of Medicine:  The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Computer Languages: C, C++, Objective C, Swift

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Awarded the Ivan Bruce Memorial Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship, Baylor University Presidential Scholarship, Houston Northwest Memorial Scholarship
  • Cum Laude, Baylor University

Dorman CV 2021