spine surgery

Spine surgery for spine, neck, and back problems can seem overwhelming. At University of Utah Health Care, we have a collaborative approach to evaluating and treating your condition that will help you feel confident in your decision to have a spine surgery or other treatment. We bring together specialists from both the Clinical Neurosciences Center and the University Orthopaedics Center so that you can have the best possible outcome. Our specialists are both board certified and fellowship trained and closely follow the latest in medical research regarding the spine and spine treatment. If you come to us for treatment, know that you are choosing qualified and experienced surgeons with the highest level of expertise.

Procedures

Erica F. Bisson, M.D.

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of cervical 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 Neuros... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Pain Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Darrel S. Brodke, M.D.

Darrel S. Brodke, MD is a board certified spine specialist with expertise in the care of neck and back problems, including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, degenerative conditions, deformities and trauma of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Brodke received his MD at the University of California, Sa... Read More

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Trauma

Locations:

University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-5451

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Andrew T. Dailey, MD treats patients suffering from spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and cervical degenerative disease. Dr. Dailey originally came to the University of Utah in 1998, but left after five years to practice at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returned to the University of Utah in 2006 to... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Robert S. Hood, M.D.

Robert S. Hood, MD is the second-ever resident of the Department of Neurosurgery and has since returned as faculty in September 2010. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Hood built a reputable career in private practice and was well-known for his skill in minimally invasive spine surgery and overall patient car... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Neuro Spine Surgery

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Brandon Lawrence, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. Dr. Lawrence focuses his practice in degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine including disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, spinal ... Read More

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Joel D. MacDonald, MD has a broad clinical practice and research interest. His focus is on vascular disorders of the brain, along with skull base tumors and complex spine pathologies. Dr. MacDonald is also Past Vice President and Treasurer of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Past President and treas... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-7575

Mark A. Mahan, M.D.

Dr. Mark Mahan is a neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal disorders. He completed his residency at the internationally recognized Barrow Neurologic Institute and did fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and University of California in San Diego. He is an active researcher in spinal and ne... Read More

Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A. is a neurosurgeon with specialized expertise in neuro-oncology and spine surgery. His main clinical focus is on management of patients with tumors and injuries to the spine and spinal cord. In addition, because of his expertise in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgica... Read More

Specialties:

Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Metastatic Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neuro Spine Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Radiosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Arthroplasty, Spine Trauma, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0262

William Spiker, M.D.

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 O... Read More

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Trauma

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7100

Joseph G. Cunniff, D.O.

Joseph G. Cunniff, D.C, D.O., received his B.S. from the University of the State of New York in 1984 and his D.C. from Western States Chiropractic College in 1987. After 10 years of private practice he returned to academics and received his D.O. from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. Following... Read More

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., M.D.

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Program at the University of Utah, which incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care. His clinical interests are in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the... Read More

Pamela A. Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, specializing in musculoskeletal sports and spine rehabilitation. Dr. Hansen's clinical interests include rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems, interventional spine procedures, and electrodiagnostic testing.... Read More

Andrew Harmon, PA-C

Andy joined the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team as a provider in the outpatient orthopedic clinic at the U of U South Jordan Health Center in December 2013. He works in close collaboration with Dr. Michael Henrie to manage the treatment and rehabilitation needs of people recovering from acute and chron... Read More

A. Michael Henrie, D.O.

A. Michael Henrie, D.O. is a sports medicine physician at the University of Utah. Dr. Henrie received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation followed by a sports and musculoskeletal medicine fellowship at the U... Read More

Richard W. Kendall, D.O.

Dr. Richard W. Kendall holds board certifications from The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty certification in pain management. Dr. Kendall's focus is on rehabilitation treatments and diagnosis of back and neck pain using interventional spine procedures, electrodiagnosit... Read More

Sara McEvoy, M.P.A.S.

Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous few years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. She has a strong interest in academic research and is... Read More

Jason T. Montgomery, PA-C

Nationally Certified Physician Assistant who joined the Department of Orthopaedics in July 2010. He completed his training at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, and then completed in internship with Central Utah Clinic Cardiology. His undergraduate work was done in the field of behavioral h... Read More

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Locations:

University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7109

David J. Petron, M.D.

Dr. David Petron, Assistant Professor (clinical) is a primary care orthopaedic/sports medicine specialist. He originally trained in family practice and then completed a fellowship in primary care orthopaedics and sports medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Petron is the Director of Primary Care Sports Medi... Read More

Specialties:

Family Medicine, Spine Evaluation, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder

Locations:

UUHC - Park City Ski Clinic (435) 655-7970
University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7109

University of Utah Campus

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Appointments
(801) 585-7575
University Orthopaedic Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Appointments
(801) 587-7109

Community Health Centers

South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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Appointments
(801) 213-4500
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