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Marcus D. Mazur
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Marcus D. Mazur, MD

Languages spoken: English

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  • Dr. Marcus D. Mazur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. His clinical focus is on disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He completed a postgraduate complex spine fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he received advanced training both in the correction of spinal deformity and in minimally invasive spine surgery. He specializes in the treatment of deformity, scoliosis, spinal instability, spondylolisthesis, disc herniation, stenosis, myelopathy, tumor, infection, and trauma. He also practices general neurosurgery. Dr. Mazur is actively in clinical research and has has authored several peer-reviewed publications and frequently presents his research at national scientific meetings. He sees patients both at the Clinical Neuroscience Center and at Farmington Health Center. Within the department he serves as the Director of our CAST approved Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 77 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 19, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Mazur actually cares about me and my spine. Once you are his patient, he, and his entire staff, are there for you and follow through for all your needs. I feel very fortunate to have him as my neurosurgeon.

    August 13, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I have been seeing Dr Mazur since 2018 when everyone else wanted to operate he let me know that is last thing we do! All the other surgeons tried to operate since 2007. I went 3 years having problems with bowel movements GI department kept pawning me off on someone different every time o went there they didnt know why. Dr Mazur was waiting for me at ER to explain we needed to do a MRI of spine he knew it was spine and did a discectomy waited four months and did a fusion on my CSpine. I can tell he truly cares about his patients not just a dollar sign to him. Very different than most surgeons and other healthcare providers in the UofU he is the only one who has stuck with me since the beginning! And so intelligent I trust him and that says a lot Ive only ever trusted one other DR in my life!!

    August 05, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    He was professional and knowledgeable

    July 27, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Mazur and his team took time to educate me on the specifics of the surgery on my L5 disc. I felt assured he spent time reviewing my chart and understood how best to help me with my Spine pain.

    July 22, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Extremely knowledgeable Dr. fixed me very well

    May 21, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Listened carefully, didn't seem to be in a hurry. Was careful in formulating an opinion of where the problem lies with my pinched nerve and atrophied hand.

    May 20, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Mazur is very caring and thorough. He continues to follow up on my recovery and progress from my back fusion to ensure the best outcome for me.

    May 11, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Mazur has been very upfront with all conversations about my care

    May 07, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    He is thorough and explains everything to you. Any questions you have are explained in a matter you can understand. Very knowledgably smart and very kind

  • Dr. Marcus D. Mazur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. His clinical focus is on disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He completed a postgraduate complex spine fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he received advanced training both in the correction of spinal deformity and in minimally invasive spine surgery. He specializes in the treatment of deformity, scoliosis, spinal instability, spondylolisthesis, disc herniation, stenosis, myelopathy, tumor, infection, and trauma. He also practices general neurosurgery. Dr. Mazur is actively in clinical research and has has authored several peer-reviewed publications and frequently presents his research at national scientific meetings. He sees patients both at the Clinical Neuroscience Center and at Farmington Health Center. Within the department he serves as the Director of our CAST approved Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurosurgery -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

    Education history

    Fellowship Complex Spine - University of Virginia School of Medicine Fellow
    Neurosurgery - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine M.D.
    Education abroad program - University of California, San Diego, University of Nottingham
    Undergraduate Literatures of the World - University of California, San Diego B.A.
    Undergraduate Biochemistry and Cell Biology - University of California, San Diego B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Kim LJY, Mazur MD, Dailey AT (2023). Mid-term and Long-term Outcomes After Total Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Compared With Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Clin Spine Surg. (Read full article)
    2. Sherrod BA, Young JB, Wilkerson CG, Bisson EF, Dailey AT, Mazur MD (2023). Epidemiology of Gunshot-related Spinal Injuries and Related Risk Factors for In-hospital Mortality in the United States from 2015-2019: An NTDB Analysis. J Neurotrauma. (Read full article)
    3. Sherrod BA, Schwehr T, Waldram D, Adams A, Averett S, Ha J, Kahle S, Mitchell D, Polevoi S, Dailey AT, Merryweather AS, Mazur MD (2023). Motorized Robotic Closed Cervical Traction: Biomechanical Proof of Concept. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 48(15), E247-E254. (Read full article)
    4. Findlay MC, Kim RB, Sherrod BA, Mazur MD (2023). High Failure Rates in Prisoners Undergoing Spine Fusion Surgery. World Neurosurg, 172, e396-e405. (Read full article)
    5. Hamrick FA, Sherrod BA, Cole K, Cox P, Croci DM, Bowers CA, Mazur MD, Dailey AT, Bisson EF (2023). Using Frailty Measures to Predict Functional Outcomes and Mortality After Type II Odontoid Fracture in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Global Spine J, 21925682221149394. (Read full article)
    6. Findlay MC, Kim RB, Warner WS, Sherrod BA, Park S, Mazur MD, Mahan MA (2023). Identification of an Operative Time Threshold for Substantially Increased Postoperative Complications Among Elderly Spine Surgery Patients. Global Spine J, 21925682221149390. (Read full article)
    7. Croci DM, Nguyen S, Streitmatter SW, Sherrod BA, Hardy J, Cole KL, Gamblin AS, Bisson EF, Mazur MD, Dailey AT (2022). O-arm accuracy and radiation exposure in adult deformity surgery. World Neurosurg, 171, e440-e446. (Read full article)
    8. Sherrod BA, Kim R, Hunsaker J, Rada C, Christensen C, Stoddard GJ, Brodke D, Mahan MA, Mazur MD, Bisson EF, Dailey AT (2022). Postoperative ileus risk after posterior thoracolumbar fusion performed with total intravenous anesthesia versus inhaled anesthesia. J Neurosurg Spine, 38(3), 307-312. (Read full article)
    9. Sherrod BA, Wilkerson CG, Rolston JD, Bisson EF, Mazur MD, Couldwell WT, Dailey AT (2022). Neurosurgery at Pearl Harbor: Ralph Cloward's legacy. Neurosurg Focus, 53(3), E14. (Read full article)
    10. Azab M, Gamboa N, Nadel J, Cutler C, Henson JC, Lucke-Wold B, Panther E, Brandel MG, Khalessi AA, Rennert RC, Menacho ST, Mazur MD, Karsy M (2022). Case Series and Systematic Review of Electronic Scooter Crashes and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. World Neurosurg, 167, e184-e195. (Read full article)
    11. Croci DM, Gamboa NT, Osman AEG, Maese L, Mazur M, Bisson EF, Dailey AT (2021). Solitary manifestations of primary B-lymphoblastic lymphoma of the spine: Systematic literature review with case illustration. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 212, 107064.
    12. Kundu B, Eli I, Dailey A, Shah LM, Mazur MD (2021). Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities Predict Symptomatic Adjacent Segment Degeneration After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Cureus, 13(8), e17282. (Read full article)
    13. Levi AD, Shaffrey CI, Haid RW, Boden SD, Clarke MJ, Mazur MD (2021). Introduction. Biologics in spine surgery. Neurosurg Focus, 50(6), E1. (Read full article)
    14. Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Mazur MD, Mullin JP, Chen CJ, Sokolowski JD, Yen CP, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS (2018). Kickstand Rod Technique for Correcting Coronal Imbalance in Adult Scoliosis: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown), 19(2), E163-E164. (Read full article)
    15. Eli IM, Karsy M, Brodke DS, Bachus KN, Couldwell WT, Dailey AT, Mazur MD (2019). Restabilization of the Occipitocervical Junction After a Complete Unilateral Condylectomy: A Biomechanical Comparison of Unilateral and Bilateral Fixation Techniques. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown), 19(2), 157-164. (Read full article)
    16. Scoville JP, Mazur MD, Couldwell WT (2018). Unique Far-Lateral Closure Technique: Technical Note. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown), 18(4), 384-390. (Read full article)
    17. Ravindra VM, Mazur MD, Brockmeyer DL, Kraus KL, Ropper AE, Hanson DS, Dahl BT (2020). Clinical Effectiveness of S2-Alar Iliac Screws in Spinopelvic Fixation in Pediatric Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Systematic Literature Review. Global Spine J, 10(8), 2192568219899658. (Read full article)
    18. Wilkerson C, Mortimer V, Dailey AT, Mazur MD (2020). Minimally invasive oblique interbody fusion for correction of iatrogenic lumbar deformity. Neurosurg Focus Video, 2(1), V3. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Croci DM, Cole K, Sherrod B, Yen CP, Dailey AT, Mazur MD (2022). L4 Corpectomy: Surgical Approaches and Mitigating the Risk of Femoral Nerve Injuries. [Review]. World Neurosurg, 166, e905-e914. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Croci DM, Gamboa NT, Osman AEG, Maese L, Mazur M, Bisson EF, Dailey AT (2021). Solitary manifestations of primary B-lymphoblastic lymphoma of the spine: Systematic literature review with case illustration. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 212, 107064. (Read full article)
    2. Sherrod BA, Condie CK, Brock AA, Ledyard H, Menacho ST, Mazur MD (2019). Emergent Reversal of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Permitting Neurosurgical Intervention for Nonhemorrhagic Pathology. World Neurosurg, 135, 38-41. (Read full article)
    3. Eli I, Guan J, Karsy M, Mazur MD, Dailey A (2019). A Case of Ventral Spinal Cord Herniation from a Chronic Dural-pleural Fistula Resulting in Thoracic Myelopathy. Cureus, 11(11), e6123. (Read full article)

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Fredrickson VL, Hollon TC, Rennert RC, Mazur MD, Couldwell WT (2022). Laminectomy at T4 and T5 for Resection of Symptomatic Cavernous Malformation. [World Neurosurg]. United States. (Read full article)

    Patent

    1. (2023). Motorized Skeletal Traction Device. U.S. Patent No. 18/114,157. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.