Sonia Eden Named Chief of Neurosurgery at DMC Harper University Hospital

Sonia Eden
Sonia Eden // Photo courtesy of Detroit Medical Center

Dr. Sonia Eden has been appointed chief of neurosurgery at the DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit. She joined the Detroit Medical Center in September.

Eden is a Detroit native and is returning to her hometown after spending 12 years at the Ascension Borgess Brain and Spine Institute in Kalamazoo. She specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and has expertise in complex spine surgery, sacroiliac joint surgery, endoscopic and minimally invasive brain surgery, brain and spine tumor surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to my hometown to lead the neurosurgery program at DMC Harper University Hospital,” Eden says. “This is an opportunity to join an extraordinary team that is committed to the people of the Detroit region, ensuring they receive the most innovative neurological surgery care.”

After completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University, Eden went to medical school at the University of Michigan. There, she completed an internship in general surgery and a six-year residency in neurological surgery. She also completed a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery at Semmes-Murphy Clinic in Memphis, Tenn.

“We are honored that Dr. Eden is joining DMC Harper University Hospital,” says Karima Bentounsi, CEO of DMC’s Adult Central Campus hospitals. “Dr. Eden is an innovative surgeon whose expertise will enhance our neurosurgery program and is someone committed to providing our patients with safe and high quality surgical care.”

In her spare time, Eden works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the YWCA, and The Links Inc.

DMC operates eight hospitals and institutes: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and DMC Heart Hospital.