Richard Menger, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

About Richard Menger, MD, MPA

Dr. Richard Menger received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA while serving in the US Navy Reserve Medical Corps. Dr. Menger recently completed an Advanced Pediatric Spinal Deformity fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, NY.

Simultaneously, Dr. Menger graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he received his Master of Public Administration (MPA).

He will be Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.



Articles Reviewed by Richard Menger, MD, MPA

How Cervical Myelopathy Led to Michael Collins’ Placement on Apollo 11

This story embodies the absolute best of the American spirit. One can only imagine the relentless, quiet frustration Astronaut Collins felt in watching someone else go to the moon in his place on Apollo 8. All the while, he never really knew if he would ever get another chance.

How Disc Herniation Changed the History of the Apollo 11 Spaceflight

Astronaut Michael Collins was part of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first man on the moon. Little known about this story is Mr. Collins’ disc herniation and cervical myelopathy; compression of the spinal cord in the neck causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs.

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