Training

Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Institute for Spinal Disorders, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, August 2002 to July 2003.

Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX , August 1992 to July 1993.

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, July 1987 to June 1992.

Transitional Internship, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, July 1986 to June 1987.

Education

School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), M.D. degree, Sept. 1982 to June 1986.

College of Letters and Science, UCLA, B.S., Biology. Sept 1978 to June 1982.

Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, National Association of Spinal Specialists
Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Medical Association
Dougherty County Medical Society

Licenses

Active state medical licenses in GA, CA, TX, MS

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

To see my CV, click here.

Mission Statement:

–to carefully evaluate the symptoms of each patient, and offer the full spectrum of non-surgical and surgical treatment options, and

–to be the kind of doctor I’d want to go to myself.

Clinical Videos:

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Full version, 18 min) (brief version).

Other information available at:

Interview about back pain and treatment options, WALB TV, Albany, GA, aired 2/7/14

Interview about spinal surgery on WALB TV, Albany, GA, August 24, 2012

UnderstandSpineSurgery.com:
(has animations available for different spinal procedures)
including my article on minimally invasive spinal surgery.

I was interviewed for an article on back pain in rehab patients. To read article,
Click here to see my 15 seconds of fame (i.e., my TV commercial) on WALB,
or hereto see the commercial for our new office.
To view an interview on WALB with Ruthie Garner on November 18, 2008, the links are here: Part 1 and Part 2.