Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Erica F. Bisson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Erica F. Bisson, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Utah in 2008, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. Dr. Bisson’s professional interests include occipitocervical disease, cervical degenerative disorders, advanced spinal fusion techniques, and image-guided surgery. In her free time, Dr. Bisson enjoys outdoor recreation with her family. She is currently welcoming new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 01, 2014

Had there been an excellent column I would have checked that. Very Very impressed

October 28, 2014

Dr Bisson is amazing and took the time to answer all of our questions and showed concern for my condition.

April 20, 2014

Visit was hurried because Dr. Bisson had a surgery to go to. Nevertheless, she handled the situation well and took care of the business we needed to in preparation for my surgery.

March 17, 2014

Dr Bisson exceeded my expectations as a health care provider. I have never had a provider spend as much time and be as thorough as Dr Bisson in discussing my diagnosis and treatment options.

February 17, 2014

"Dr. Bisson walks on water!"

December 13, 2013

This was my 1st visit with Dr. Bissen. I chose her because of her credentials, area of expertise, and patient satisfaction scores- and I was not disappointed. Dr. Bissen is wonderful! Very thorough, knows her field, personable, and was able to answer all my questions. While I am in the medical field, I appreciate that she spoke directly to my husband, who is not, and included him in the visit. That does not always happen. I am delighted to have found Dr. Bissen and I completely trust her. I have already told another person with similar symptoms to see Dr. Bissen. I was very pleased with my visit.

November 13, 2013

There was no instructions needed at this time. I am sure that will come later.

November 05, 2013

Dr. Bission is an extraordinary doctor who is compassionate, caring, extremely skilled in her specialty, highly intelligent and I would recommend her to everyone.

November 04, 2013

I have already recommend Dr Bisson to a friend, and she has an appointment.

October 21, 2013

excellent compared to previous experience with PAs

October 07, 2013

I am confident in this doctor

September 30, 2013

Dr. Bisson is excellent. I will have absolutely no difficulty in recommending her.

September 25, 2013

Thank you so much Dr. Bisson! You were wonderful!

September 23, 2013

Dr Bisson was able to put my concerns of "failed" neck surgery to rest with a single visit. She explained more to me about my condition in 30 minutes than I've ever been told by my nuerosurgeon in Colorado. The visit was worth the long trip.

September 03, 2013

I've had nothing but excellent service with warm and professional people at this clinic.

September 02, 2013

She is an outstanding Doctor!!!!

August 31, 2013

Probably the best experience I have had in talking with a doctor. Dr. Bisson was well informed regarding my problems, gave me a precise, detailed, understandable explanation of my back problems, and explained precisely the options for treatment. It was the first time I really understood the precise nature of my back problems and exactly what needs to be done and what the risks are. She was courteous, open, and focused on understanding and treating my problems. Based on my experience, I consider Dr. Bisson to be exceptionally qualified in diagnosing complex spinal disorders and gifted in communicating this information to patients. She will be my first choice to conduct the surgery on my back when I am ready to take that step.

August 06, 2013

Very good

July 22, 2013

Dr. Bisson is excellent

November 15, 2012

Best of care anywhere.

November 12, 2012

Very good visit. I left feeling I knew what my options were, just not how to go about re-connecting once I decided on them. Complete confidence in this provider.

February 03, 2012

Dr. Bisson is one of the best doctors I have spoken with in the medical world. She is easy to talk to and very understanding and compassionate.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Spine Trauma
  • Neurophysiology
  • Spondylolysis
  • Back
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Image Guided Spinal Surgery
  • Pain Surgery
  • Spine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cervical Spine
  • Skull Base and Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumors
  • Surgery
  • Lumbar Vertebrae

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Erica Bisson is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and the Medical Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Center Neurosurgery Clinic. She received her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and completed her Neurosurgical training at the University of Vermont. She then went on to complete a fellowship in complex spinal disorders at the University of Utah, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Apfelbaum. After which, she joined the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts and Emerson Hospital as Senior Staff with an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University, School of Medicine. She returned to Utah in 2009 joining the Spine Division in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Bisson is a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Spine Section. Dr. Bisson has published 28 peer-reviewed articles and serves as principal investigator on a national multicenter trial evaluating ventral and dorsal fusion in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. As well, Dr. Bisson received the Larson Award in 2011 to support her grant entitled “Prognostic Value of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy."

Dr. Bisson was recently selected to participate in the 2012 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. She continues to work collaboratively with faculty in Neuroradiology and Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Utah as well as Neurosurgery Spine faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Spine Surgery
Residency University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internship University of Vermont College of Medicine
General Surgery
Professional Medical Tufts University School of Medicine
Other Training San Diego State University
Postbaccalaureate Studies
Undergraduate University of Vermont


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Sayama CM, Schmidt MH, Bisson EF (2012). Cervical spine metastases: techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization. Neurosurg Rev, 35(4), 463-74; discussion 475.
  2. Bisson EF, Jost GF, Apfelbaum RI, Schmidt MH (2011). Thoracoscopic discectomy and instrumented fusion using a minimally invasive plate system: surgical technique and early clinical outcome. Neurosurg Focus, 30(4), E15.
  3. Schirmer CM and Bisson EF (2011). Management of distraction injury of the lumbosacral junction with unilateral perched facet. Surg Neurol, 2, 26.
  4. Mazur M, Jost GF, Schmidt MH, Bisson EF (2011). Management of cerebrospinal fluid leaks after anterior decompression for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus, 30(3), E13.
  5. Ghogawala Z, Martin B, Benzel E, Dziura J, Magge Sn, Abbed K, Bisson E, Shahid J, Coumans JVCE, Choudhri T, Steinmetz MP, Krishmaney AA, King JT, Butler W, Barker FG, Heary RF (2011). Comparative effectiveness of ventral versus dorsal surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurgery, 68, 622–631.
  6. Bisson EF, Samuelson MM, Apfelbaum RI (2011). Intermediate segment degeneration after noncontiguous anterior cervical fusion. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 153(1), 123.


  1. Ray WZ, Shah L, Bisson EF (2012). Correlation of foraminal area and response to cervical nerve root injections. Poster session presented at AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL.
  2. Mumert M, Mazur M, Schmidt MH, Bisson EF (2012). The Fate of Type II Odontoid Fractures After Posterior Atlantoaxial Fusion: Where Does Healing Occur? Poster session presented at AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL.
  3. Bisson EF (2011). Hardware-related complications of anterior fixation of odontoid fractures. Poster session presented at CSRS Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

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