Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

188 Patient Ratings
167 Patient Comments

Darrel S. Brodke, M.D.

Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

188 Patient Ratings
167 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-5451
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


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, San Francisco, completed an Orthopaedic residency at the University of Wisconsin and a Fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the University of Utah in 1997 and now holds the Louis and Janet Peery Presidential Endowed Chair and is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Depatment of Orthopaedics, with research interests in spinal biomechanics and patient reported outcomes studies.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

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.

July 07, 2016

Dr. Brodke was extremely courteous, easy to talk to and spent a lot of time discussing my care. He made me the primary decision maker in my health care and was always concerned that the treatment plan was improving my symptoms. It is clear that he takes great pride in the services that he is providing.

July 06, 2016

Dr. Brodke was very clear and thorough

June 22, 2016

I guess they just had a bad day with patient back-ups. I would have appreciated a phone call prior to me getting there to have an opportunity of rescheduling.

June 20, 2016

Very Understanding !

June 05, 2016

I referred my wife that's how much I trust Dr. Brodky

June 04, 2016

I have absolutely nothing but excellent comments on my entire experience which like a magnificent symphony and ballet ended with a stunning crescendo!

June 03, 2016

I appreciate the amount of time Dr. Brodke spent with me.

June 01, 2016

I've had great experiences with Doctor Brodke and staff during the past 8 months with my health issues.

May 14, 2016

everyone was very helpful and answered all the questions that I had and helped me understand some questions I had not thought of!

April 10, 2016

My doctor is amazing & definitely the BEST!!

March 12, 2016

Very highly regarded, by patients and profession!

March 11, 2016

Dr Brodke and staff are very kind and try to put you at ease. I would most definitely recommend family and friends to their clinic.

February 26, 2016

Dr. Brodke is excellent. From the beginning of my association with him and his team it has been a positive experience both in the center and in the hospital. Things are explained clearly and with patience. Everyone has a positive attitude.

February 09, 2016

Residents and Dr. Brodke are exceptional. All consider me a part of the "team" in my care which I thoroughly appreciate. Also, explanations are thorough and addressed my concerns. I appreciated the amount of time Dr. Brodke allocated to me for a followup visit.

February 04, 2016


January 11, 2016

I've been so impressed with Dr. Brodke's staff and all who have helped me. I'm indebted for the rest of my life to these people for helping me get out of 5 years of unbearable pain. The quality of my life is so much better. Thank you everyone.

January 07, 2016

I did not receive a good explanation of my current x-rays and what impact they have on recommended activities or which activities I should avoid. I have just seen the radiology report and it has me confused.

January 07, 2016

A very positive experience.

December 16, 2015

Exceptional care by Dr. Brodke and his entire staff.

December 11, 2015

Dr Brodke and The PA Jason were friendly and thorough and answered all of my questions.

November 14, 2015

Dr. Brodke was very interested in my progress and answered all of our queations

November 07, 2015

very good

November 06, 2015

Dr . broke was very informative and personable. Very impressed with his expertise

October 13, 2015

Totally went the extra mile to even take a look at my shoulder MRI. The doc & PA are so very caring, even though that area isn't under their jurisdiction.

October 05, 2015

excellent experience even though his shoes did not match!

September 16, 2015

I give Dr. Brodke all 5 grades because he deserved

September 12, 2015


September 10, 2015

I was seen by both Jason (PAC) and Dr Brodke. Thanks to both of them for their encouragement.

September 04, 2015

very happy with all the care & Dr Brodke

August 28, 2015

did not seem rushed at all

July 19, 2015

Love Dr. Brodke, came to see him because of the bad experience we had with another ortho and couldn't be happier! Dr. Brodke is not even in our insurance coverage, we would rather pay to see him then see the doctor our insurance will cover.

July 04, 2015


June 10, 2015

Dr Spina and Dr Brodke both provided ample time to review me and my questions. Thanks for their efforts.

May 19, 2015

he referred us to management to resolve other problems

May 13, 2015

The care provider and staff have always been considerate and thoughtful.

May 03, 2015

If only all physicians were as caring as Dr. Brodke...

April 20, 2015

good experience

April 10, 2015

Dr. Brodke and staff are excellent. We could not be happier with Dr. Brodke's expertise.

April 04, 2015

pleased with results of the surgery

March 22, 2015

Dr. Brodke and his team have done excellent work with me. It takes the entire group to provide this great care and it's appreciated.

March 21, 2015

Way to long a wait to see the doctor, over 1 1/2 hours

March 13, 2015

Wonderful experience---clinic, preop care. surgery, excellent nursing post-op on med-surg unit. I could never have asked for more.

March 09, 2015

Dr. Brodke and his team took time to ensure all my questions were answered.

March 07, 2015

Excellent care given to me. I would recommend Dr. Broadke to any one else because of his knowledge and bed side manners.

February 28, 2015

experience was very good

February 17, 2015

Dr. did not listen to my request for pain medication, despite my being in a great deal of pain from a bad hip, sciatica, and a blood clot. Sorry, but tramadol just doesn't do the trick. Please listen to your patients!

February 15, 2015

none of them are in a hurry they just are relaxed and talk till I am done. Love them

February 12, 2015

good as always. things ran smooth from start to end. seemed very busy this day.

February 07, 2015

I received the very best understanding of my back problems and care than from any provider I have had

January 20, 2015

Dr. Brodke is a great communicator and Nick was good for the warm up

January 14, 2015

he was great

January 10, 2015

I finally felt some hope for getting through my health problems in some way. have not had this for a LONG time

January 08, 2015

All good

January 03, 2015

Both Dr Brodke and the resident, Zach Wilder, reviewed my situation.

January 03, 2015

consultation was given. solution for pain was not very satisfactory. maybe there is no help. A bit bummed.

January 01, 2015

I am really grateful for the care and concern shown to me by the providers

December 17, 2014

Dr. Brodke seemed rushed . . coming back in April for follow-up and would like an in-depth discussion reviewing the MRI of my neck (stenosis) and treatment options. . . . so I can make an informed decision as to my course of action . . .

December 09, 2014

I liked the conservative approach. Surgery may not be the answer.

December 02, 2014

I was very impressed by the visit. Dr. Brodke cared, and his fellow was super explaining everything to me

November 03, 2014

Great care providers, the best in health care. Dr. B is fantastic!

October 31, 2014

Very happy with the serice provided by Dr Brodke and the staff.

October 10, 2014

The best.

September 19, 2014

Good comunication and helpful Dr.

September 17, 2014

I thought Dr. Brodke to be an exceptional doctor. I appreciated that he was willing to tell me that he didn't understand what was going on with my back, and that he referred me to a doctor he thought could help me better. Other doctors who I have seen for treatment tend to hesitate to admit that they can't help me, or have difficulty in admitting that they don't know what is wrong (most likely because they are younger and not as experienced), but Dr. Brodke talked with me on equal grounds--I liked him a lot!

September 12, 2014

Dr. Brodke is rushed, I'm sure, but never gave the impression of not having time to answer all my questions.

September 05, 2014

Dr. Brodke was very helpful in his explanations. he was more concerned about helping than just doing a surgery. He was very honest in expressing his opinion about the possible out come of any treatments

September 03, 2014

Dr. spent more time explaining things to the PA than myself. And the nurse told me she would send me a Surgery Packet, which would explain all, and which I am still waiting for.

August 29, 2014

My son has experienced severe back pain for nearly 10 years. The doctor felt like his previous diagnosis of Sheurmann's desease was incorrect. There was no discovery done to find out what might be causing the pain, or what might be done to lesson it, other then physical therapy which he has already tried.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Brodke is a most caring, pleasant man with a great sense of humor. He is very professional, yet very personable. He has given me back so much of my life through his expertise. He is everything a person needs from their physician. I do recommend him to anyone who will listen. Thank you, Dr. Brodke.

August 08, 2014

no negatives

July 23, 2014

I cannot say enough good about Dr. Brodke and his team!! I'm referring everyone I know to this place!!

July 23, 2014

Dr Brodkey's unique surgery for Nhung Duong has given her a shorter recovery period and anew life with much greater quality than prior to the surgery.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Bice was extraordinary. I had not met her before. She listened carefully and responded fully and in detail to my questions and concerns. I was quite surprised by how much time she was willing to take with me, and she never once appeared impatient. The truth is, by the time Dr. Brodke was available, most of my questions/concerns were addressed. I've found him to be equally extraordinary during past interactions, by the way.

June 27, 2014

Both the resident Doctor and Dr. Brodke inquired about my condition thoroughly and provided excellent recommendations for further care. I was very confident in the information they provided.

June 21, 2014

Overall excellent experience with well run clinic and caring and expert providers. Very satisfied

June 19, 2014

My experience with Dr. Brodke has always been extremely positive; I simply couldn't rate him more highly! He is professional and knowledgeable but never shies away from taking extra time to explain the details and procedures, etc. Having said that, he is exceedingly friendly, down-to-earth and is possessed of a marvelous sense of humor. He has the gift of being able to put people at ease and to instill confidence. I always look forward to visiting him and I always come away enlightened, less worried and even a little happier than when I arrived. Dr. Brodke is an exceptional doctor who engenders confidence and ease in his patients.

May 30, 2014


May 23, 2014

I feel very confident in Dr Brodke's abilities as a surgeon. he is always very concerned about mycondition and comfort. He is a wonderful physician!

May 09, 2014

best doctor ever, in my option. that's why I go to him. he always fixes the problem.

April 24, 2014

Its the reason we come here, and the reason we suggest to all of our friends with similar challenges, that they come too.

April 20, 2014

This doctor was awesome!

April 18, 2014

Good Experience

April 05, 2014


April 03, 2014

He had two "fellows" with him in my room so he was very specific about info., etc.

March 24, 2014

Excellent physician. Excellent care.

March 24, 2014

GREAT!!! I felt he put me in the right direction to get this fixed. He was amazing, totally recommend to anybody!!!

March 13, 2014

Dr Brodki always does a great job.

February 28, 2014


February 27, 2014

I hope I don't have too, but I would return to be treated by the same group without any hesitation. By the contrary, I would be looking forward to meeting with them again. I was at ease and without stress during the consult and definitely very comfortable mentally, by the time I left.

January 31, 2014

Dr Brodke is terrific. He is professional, straight forward and compassionate. Moreoever his knowledge and calm manner provides the atmosphere to ask questions.

January 31, 2014

The fellow was very nice but a bit prone to speak over me. Dr. Brodke was patient, thorough, thoughtful and exhibited a great mix of experience-based and evidence-based wisdom.

January 31, 2014


January 17, 2014

I have already recommended this caregiver on several occassions. He is EXCELLENT

January 17, 2014

My care was provided by a physical therapist. It was excellent.

January 11, 2014

Absolute caring, courteous, competency. We could not ask for better support/performance from Dr Brodke and his staff. Thank you for your care Dr Brodke.

January 10, 2014

Having the X-rays, MRI's, Bone Scan results up so that they could explain the findings was very, very helpful.

December 20, 2013

Apparently Dr Brodke didn't review my records before he saw me, rather just approached my situation based on what the resident told him, which didn't include my history. The resident obviously didn't bother to educated himself about my history either. Overall, the resident showed very little concern about my case. Even though I've thought very highly of Dr. Brodke through my 5 1/2 year relationship with him, this visit left me VERY disappointed. I don't expect him to remember my situation, but do expect him to refresh his memory about my spine history before he sees me.

November 18, 2013

I feel so much better after seeing Dr. Brodke. It took a while to get in to see him though. I am in extreme pain and was hard to wait. I had seen two other doctors before Dr. Brodke. They were not the doctors for me. He was friendly, confident and knew just how to help me. Great experience!

November 18, 2013

Dr. Brodke and assistants were open and frank in explaining my options, both surgical and non-surgical, and the decision to be conservative with medication only for a while is appreciated.

November 18, 2013

not a lot of detail about what to do and not to do with my back (surgery 8 months ago). Pretty much "keep doing what I am doing". Although I do feel like I know what i should be doing from previous visits.

November 16, 2013

Dr was running late and seemed to rush thru my appointment.

November 15, 2013

I have already recommended this care provider, was asked at the SNF who my surgeon was and proudly told them. Honestly, they were surprised to hear the surgeon was from the U..

October 25, 2013

Dr. Brodke is the BEST in the WEST!!!

October 20, 2013

I am sorry but I do not feel warm and fuzzy about Dr Brodke doing surgery on my back, I don't have the trust that I feel I should have. Will probably cancel the surgery and find someone else. I am getting a 2nd opinion as to whether or not I need back surgery right now.

October 07, 2013


September 24, 2013

Word-of-mouth was what brought me to this office. I have heard high praise for Dr. Brodke from several people, also positive recommendations for the office generally.

September 23, 2013

I'm not sure they know the problem is and my back is still very sour

September 09, 2013

You have been recommended to others!

August 27, 2013

good experience

August 19, 2013

Other than being more conscious of the time's very good

August 12, 2013

Good experience overall. The "resident" needs a little more experience, but he was very nice

July 22, 2013


July 15, 2013

Dr. Bradke is the best and the care I have been given has been outstanding!!!!

July 15, 2013

I feel very at ease about asking questions of the doctor or other health professionals. They answer all of my questions.

July 08, 2013

Have already recommended Doctor and associates (Brodke and Lawrence)to others.

July 04, 2013

Dr. Brodke is one of the greatest doctors I know & every visit has been a positive (good) experience.

June 28, 2013

The Dr took as long as needed and answered all my questions. I would commend Dr. to anybody and have already done so many times.

May 20, 2013

dr. was excellent in explaining his recommendation and why

May 20, 2013

We actually did not talk about f/u care or anything about after surgery care.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Brodke communicates very clearly. I appreciate his positive, but realistic view of my condition.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Brodke was very knowledgeable and helpful but the wait time again was way too long.

April 22, 2013

I have recommended the hospital many times and well as the Dr. Brodke.

March 25, 2013

Spent most of my appointment time with the PA, and was very pleased. Doctor joined us and spent plenty of time with me and answered all of my questions.

March 25, 2013

I felt Dr. Brodke was confident, not arrogant. He was patient with me and listened carefully---treated me with respect and as an equal----I was very impressed. It's clear he's a VERY good doctor.

March 25, 2013

Excellent surgeon. Excellent team.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Brodke is amazing. I do not know, however what shot was given to me to finally ease my pain, but I presume it is a steroid. I was more concerned with results than what created them at the moment

February 12, 2013

Dr. Brodke is answer to many personal prayers.

February 11, 2013

I have already sent two friends to yur office

January 21, 2013

Dr Brodke is THE BEST!!!

January 14, 2013


December 31, 2012

Dr. Brodke provided me with a script for a topical cream to help control the sin. It has helped!

December 31, 2012

Very satisfied with surgery and treatments. It is wonderful to have my back be pain-free at last.

December 24, 2012

Of the three doctors I've consulted, Dr. Brodke was ranked #1.

December 17, 2012

I have recommended two other patients to you. Great doctor, residents, staff, xray people. Wish I had gone to you for first diagnosis and surgery.

December 10, 2012

I've already recommended the clinic to a neighbor.

November 26, 2012

Everyone is very polite and thorough.

November 14, 2012

Dr. Brodke has the best bedside manner

November 06, 2012

Jason and Dr. Brodke are amazing! They take time to answer all my questions and make me feel like I am making progress and are very supportive.

October 22, 2012

I have already, many times, expressed to people with similar back problems....that they ought to get in touch with Dr. Brodke and the U of U Orthopedic Center before they give up....he is able to do miracles.

October 08, 2012

I have full confidence in the staff and have already recommended to many

October 01, 2012

Dr. Brodke and his PA were professional, friendly, courteous, and overall made this experience very pleasant.

September 24, 2012

Dr Brodke is great!

September 10, 2012

Dr. Brodke is the "best"!

September 03, 2012

While the wait tested my patience I was referred to Dr. Brodke because of my back issues and the wait was worth my time. So, I guess sometimes you have to take the good with the bad to get what you want.

August 27, 2012

Dr Brodke offered effective additional medications to alleviate problems described and gave accurate predictions of the healing process.

August 27, 2012

focussed and articulate, occasionally amusing

August 20, 2012

Dr. Brodke and his resident are very good and trustworthy.

July 23, 2012


July 05, 2012

Both Dr. Brodky and PA Montgomery could not of done more to make me feel comfortable.

July 04, 2012

I have never NEVER had better care from a provider.

July 03, 2012

Treated me as a person. Helped me to understand my options and what I needed to do to get better.

June 26, 2012

Dr. Brodkey is the best, surgeon, doctor, caring human being.

June 12, 2012

Very good experience overall.

June 11, 2012

Dr. Brodke has been a true blessing to me - both in terms of his skills as a physician/surgeon and his warm, friendly and concerned interaction. I have recommended him to several people.

May 02, 2012

I felt very confident in the expertise of my providers and very pleased w/their customer service.

May 02, 2012

good experience

April 25, 2012

Again, your clinic has the best customer service trained staff I've ever seen. Good job.

April 18, 2012

The Dr was very helpul in every way. I felt he leveled with me concerning my condiation and what my alternatives were.

April 14, 2012

Everyone was very friendly and seemed concerned about my health however i am still in a lot of pain

March 28, 2012

I got no feeling that Dr Brodke took my degree of pain seriously. I asked that I be put on Prednisone to see if it could help. He prescribed it for one week. In the past a doctor I was seeing put me on the medication for a month. I have had not relief of pain or symptoms as of 4/7/12

March 28, 2012

Really liked Dr. Brodke's honesty and professionalism. The PA basically seemed uninterested until Dr. Brodke arrived.

March 21, 2012

Dr Brodke was very helpful in directions to me and my wife Ruth.

February 15, 2012

Both the PA & Dr. wer so helpful and concerned.

February 15, 2012

I was seeking a second opinion and I would definitely choose Dr. Brodke if I decide on surgery.

February 15, 2012

both the physcians assistant and dr. brodke showed little interest in allowing me to explain what issues I have to deal with day to day, what symptoms i am having constantly . Which I have experienced all the time. I wish for one doctor to allow me to explain what and where and how it hurts in my back. But no they rush to conclusion before knowing the whole story.

February 01, 2012

We just recommended Dr. Brodke to our cousin, Frank Bennion.

January 04, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Brodke to everyone I know that has back problems

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5450 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

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, San Francisco, completed an Orthopaedic residency at the University of Wisconsin and a Fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the University of Utah in 1997 and now holds the Louis and Janet Peery Presidential Endowed Chair and is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Depatment of Orthopaedics, with research interests in spinal biomechanics and patient reported outcomes studies. He is the director of the spine service as well as the fellowship in spinal disorders in the Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Brodke has authored or coauthored over 100 publications. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, AOSpine North America, Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and the Evidence-Based Spine Journal. He serves on the Executive Board of CSRS and AOSpine North America as well as serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for AOSNA and currently serves as the Treasurer for CSRS. He has made many presentations nationally and internationally and is the principal investigator on several clinical trials related to the treatment of spinal disorders.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Washington
Spine and Neck
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital
Professional Medical University of California, San Francisco
Undergraduate University of California - Davis


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Brodke DJ, Saltzman CL, Brodke DS (2016). PROMIS for Orthopaedic Outcomes Measurement. (Epub ahead of print) J Am Acad Orthop Surg.
  2. Takahashi S, Buser Z, Cohen JR, Roe A, Myhre SL, Meisel HJ, Brodke DS, Yoon ST, Park JB, Wang JC, Youssef JA (2016). Complications Related to the Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 Use in Posterior Cervical Fusion. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Spine Surg.
  3. Wilson JR, BSc LT, Aarabi B, Anderson PA, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Burns A, Chen R, Chiba K, Dettori J, Furlan JC, Harrop JS, Holly LT, Jeji T, Kalsi-Ryan S, Kotter M, Kurpad SN, Kwon BK, Marino R, Martin AR, Massicotte EM, Merli G, Middleton J, Nakashima H, Nagoshi N, Palmieri K, Shamji MF, Singh A, Skelly A, Yee A, Fehlings M (2016). 181 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Spinal Cord Injury: The Optimal Timing of Decompression. Neurosurgery, 63 Suppl 1, 172.
  4. Ruofeng Y, Cohen JR, Buser Z, Yoon ST, Meisel HJ, Youssef JA, Park JB, Wang JC, Brodke DS (2016). Trends of Posterior Long Segment Fusion with and without Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 in Patients with Scoliosis. Global Spine J, 6(5), 422-31.
  5. Colman M, Pond J, Bachus K, Lawrence BD, Spiker WR, Brodke DS (2016). Fenestrated Screws Augmented with PMMA Increase the Pull-out Strength of Sacral Pedicle Screws. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Spine Surg.
  6. Buser Z, Brodke DS, Youssef JA, Meisel HJ, Myhre SL, Hashimoto R, Park JB, Tim Yoon S, Wang JC (2016). Synthetic bone graft versus autograft or allograft for spinal fusion: a systematic review. J Neurosurg Spine, 1-8.
  7. Choma TJ, Rechtine G, McGuire RA, Brodke DS (2016). Treating the Aging Spine. Instr Course Lect, 65, 269-80.
  8. Bible J, Rihn JA, Lim MR, Brodke DS, Lee JY (2016). Avoiding and Managing Intraoperative Complications During Cervical Spine Surgery. Instr Course Lect, 65, 281-90.
  9. Colman MW, Guss A, Bachus KN, Spiker WR, Lawrence BD, Brodke DS (2015). Fixed-Angle, Posteriorly-Connected Anterior Cage Reconstruction Improves Stiffness and Decreases Cancellous Subsidence in A Spondylectomy Model. (Epub ahead of print) Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
  10. Haller JM, Calvert G, Spiker WR, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD (2015). Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage after Revision Lumbar Spine Surgery. Global Spine J, 5(6), 535-7.
  11. Choma TJ, Rechtine GR, McGuire RA Jr, Brodke DS (2015). Treating the Aging Spine. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 23(12), e91-e100.
  12. Bible JE, Rihn JA, Lim MR, Brodke DS, Lee JY (2015). Avoiding and Managing Intraoperative Complications During Cervical Spine Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 23(12), e81-90.
  13. Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Kurd MF, Paul JT, Rubenstein RN, Harrop JS, Brodke DS, Chapman JR, Vaccaro AR (2015). A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Geriatric Type II Odontoid Fractures. Neurosurgery, 77 Suppl 4, S6-S14.
  14. Ailon T, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lenke LG, Brodke D, Harrop JS, Fehlings M, Ames CP (2015). Degenerative Spinal Deformity. Neurosurgery, 77 Suppl 4, S75-91.
  15. Goldstein CL, Brodke DS, Choma TJ (2015). Surgical Management of Spinal Conditions in the Elderly Osteoporotic Spine. Neurosurgery, 77 Suppl 4, S98-S107.
  16. Montgomery JT, Lawrence BD, Brodke DS, Patel AA (2015). Postoperative Shingles Mimicking Recurrent Radiculopathy after Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion. Global Spine J, 5(3), 219-23.
  17. Goz V, Rane A, Abtahi AM, Lawrence BD, Brodke DS, Spiker WR (2015). Geographic Variations in the Cost of Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 40(17), 1380-9.
  18. Abtahi AM, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD, Zhang C, Spiker WR (2015). Association between patient-reported measures of psychological distress and patient satisfaction scores after spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(10), 824-8.
  19. Smith MW, Annis P, Lawrence BD, Daubs MD, Brodke DS (2015). Acute proximal junctional failure in patients with preoperative sagittal imbalance. Spine J, 15(10), 2142-8.
  20. Mazur MD, Ravindra VM, Schmidt MH, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD, Riva-Cambrin J, Dailey AT (2015). Unplanned reoperation after lumbopelvic fixation with S-2 alar-iliac screws or iliac bolts. J Neurosurg Spine, 1-10.
  21. Annis P, Brodke DS, Spiker WR, Daubs MD, Lawrence BD (2015). The Fate of L5-S1 With Low-Dose BMP-2 and Pelvic Fixation, With or Without Interbody Fusion, in Adult Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 40(11), E634-9.
  22. Joaquim AF, Ghizoni E, Tedeschi H, Yacoub AR, Brodke DS, Vaccaro AR, Patel AA (2015). Upper cervical injuries: Clinical results using a new treatment algorithm. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine, 6(1), 16-20.
  23. Calvert GC, Lawrence BD, Abtahi AM, Bachus KN, Brodke DS (2015). Cortical screws used to rescue failed lumbar pedicle screw construct: a biomechanical analysis. J Neurosurg Spine, 22(2), 166-72.
  24. Hung M, Stuart A, Cheng C, Hon SD, Spiker R, Lawrence B, Neese A, Brodke DS (2015). Predicting the DRAM mZDI using the PROMIS anxiety and depression. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 40(3), 179-83.
  25. Daubs MD, Tyser A, Lawrence BD, Sinclair SK, Patel AA, Adams J, Brodke DS (2015). The effect of aging on posterior intertransverse lumbar fusion: a New Zealand white rabbit model. J Spinal Disord Tech, 28(2), E115-20.
  26. Hung M, Cheng C, Hon SD, Franklin JD, Lawrence BD, Neese A, Grover CB, Brodke DS (2015). Challenging the norm: further psychometric investigation of the neck disability index. Spine J, 15(11), 2440-5.
  27. Abtahi AM, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD (2014). Vertebral artery anomalies at the craniovertebral junction: a case report and review of the literature. Evid Based Spine Care J, 5(2), 121-5.
  28. Lawrence BD, Patel AA, Guss A, Ryan Spiker W, Brodke DS (2014). Malaligned dynamic anterior cervical plate: a biomechanical analysis of effectiveness. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 39(25), 2057-61.
  29. Annis P, Lawrence BD, Spiker WR, Zhang Y, Chen W, Daubs MD, Brodke DS (2014). Predictive factors for acute proximal junctional failure after adult deformity surgery with upper instrumented vertebrae in the thoracolumbar spine. Evid Based Spine Care J, 5(2), 160-2.
  30. Fehlings MG, Barry S, Kopjar B, Yoon ST, Arnold P, Massicotte EM, Vaccaro A, Brodke DS, Shaffrey C, Smith JS, Woodard E, Banco RJ, Chapman J, Janssen M, Bono C, Sasso R, Dekutoski M, Gokaslan ZL (2014). Response to, Letter to the Editor Regarding our Article Anterior vs Posterior Surgical Approaches to Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Outcomes of the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine North America CSM Study in 264 Patients. (Epub ahead of print) Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
  31. Daubs MD, Hung M, Neese A, Hon SD, Lawrence BD, Patel AA, Annis P, Smith J, Brodke DS (2014). Scoliosis research society-22 results in 3052 healthy adolescents aged 10 to 19 years. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 39(10), 826-32.
  32. Joaquim AF, Ghizoni E, Tedeschi H, Lawrence B, Brodke DS, Vaccaro AR, Patel AA (2014). Upper cervical injuries - a rational approach to guide surgical management. J Spinal Cord Med, 37(2), 139-51.
  33. Daubs MD, Hung M, Adams JR, Patel AA, Lawrence BD, Neese AM, Brodke DS (2014). Clinical predictors of psychological distress in patients presenting for evaluation of a spinal disorder. Spine J, 14(9), 1978-83.
  34. Hung M, Hon SD, Franklin JD, Kendall RW, Lawrence BD, Neese A, Cheng C, Brodke DS (2014). Psychometric properties of the PROMIS physical function item bank in patients with spinal disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 39(2), 158-63.
  35. Joaquim AF, Lawrence B, Daubs M, Brodke D, Tedeschi H, Vaccaro AR, Patel AA (2014). Measuring the impact of the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score among 458 consecutively treated patients. J Spinal Cord Med, 37(1), 101-6.
  36. Arnold PM, Fehlings MG, Kopjar B, Yoon ST, Massicotte EM, Vaccaro AR, Brodke DS, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Woodard EJ, Banco RJ, Chapman JR, Janssen ME, Bono CM, Sasso RC, Dekutoski MB, Gokaslan ZL (2014). Mild diabetes is not a contraindication for surgical decompression in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: results of the AOSpine North America multicenter prospective study (CSM). Spine J, 14(1), 65-72.


  1. Choma TJ, Brodke DS (2016). What's New in Spine Surgery. [Review]. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 98(12), 1052-8.

Book Chapter

  1. Brodke DS, Annis P, Lawrence BD (2016). Odontoid Screw Placement. In Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (Eds.), Spine Surgery Tricks of the Trade (3rd, Chapter 20, pp. 68-70). New York: Thieme.
  2. Belding J, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD (2015). Differentiating Lumbar Fractures from Thoracolumbar Fractures. In Vialle LR, Bellabarba C, Kandziora F (Eds.), AOSpine Master Series, Volume 6: Thoracolumber Spine Trauma (6th, Chapter 9, pp. 109-19). New York: Thieme.
  3. Annis P, Brodke DS (2015). Lumbar Region. In Haid RW, Schwab FJ, Schaffrey CI, Youssef JA (Eds.), Global Spinal Alignment: Principles, Pathologies and Procedures (13, pp. 165-88).
  4. Hohl JB, Holt DC, Brodke DS (2014). Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Complications with Implant Placement and Fixation. In Phillips FM, Lieberman IH, Polly DW (Eds.), Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (37, pp. 431-44). New York: Springer.

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