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William Spiker, M.D.

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

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(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 587-7100 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Spiker treats conditions of the neck and back such as disk herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy and deformities of the spine. He believes in the thoughtful use of new technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and image-guided techniques. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah, he enjoys the benefits of working closely with non operative spine specialists and physical therapists to provide comprehensive care to his patients.

Dr. Spiker’s research interests include the treatment of cervical spine disorders, spine imaging techniques and the genetics of common spinal conditions. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on these and other related topics.

Dr. Spiker studied Biochemistry and History and The University of California at Santa Barbara and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah and a dual Orthopaedic Spine and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Instructor

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Instructor

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7100 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Spiker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and traumatic orthopaedic injuries. He treats common spinal conditions of the neck and low back such as disk herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, cervical and lumbar deformities and shooting pains in the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Spiker believes in the thoughtful use of new technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and image-guided techniques.

Dr. Spiker’s research interests include the treatment of cervical spine disorders, spine imaging techniques and the genetics of common spinal conditions. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on these and other related topics.

Dr. Spiker studied Biochemistry and History and The University of California at Santa Barbara and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah and a dual Orthopaedic Spine and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Training Rothman Institute at Jefferson University
Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Postdoctoral Training
Residency University of Utah
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of California at Santa Barbara
Biochemistry and History
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Evidence of an inherited predisposition for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, Brodke DS, Cannon-Albright LA (2012). Evidence of an inherited predisposition for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 37(1), 26-9.
  2. Evidence for an inherited predisposition to lumbar disc disease.Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, Brodke D, Cannon-Albright LA (2011). Evidence for an inherited predisposition to lumbar disc disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 93(3), 225-9.
  3. Spiker W, Patel A (In Press). Lumbar Disc Disease: All in the genes? International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.

Book Chapter

  1. Spiker WR, Brodke DS (2013). Cervical Vertebrectomy and Plating. In Zdeblick TA, Albert TJ (Ed.), Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery - The Spine (3rd, Chapter 4, pp. 49-63). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. Spiker W, Patel A (2013). Genetics of Disc Degeneration. In Basic Science of Spinal Disorders. Sharan and Vaccaro.
  3. Spiker W, Lawrence B (2011). Lumbar Disk Herniation. In Patel (Ed.), Spine Surgery Basics.
  4. Spiker W, Patel A (2010). Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine. In Vaccaro and Anderson (Ed.), Decision Making in Spinal Care (2). Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated.

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