Division of Spine Surgery

The Vanderbilt Division of Spine Surgery includes faculty with a wide range of experience in all types of spine care and research. We believe in a collaborative approach to patient care and in training residents and fellows.


Our Research

We’re home to the Vanderbilt Spine Registry, one of the longest running prospective spine outcomes registries in the U.S. This database provides the backbone for numerous and ongoing clinical outcome studies. We strive to improve and advance spinal treatment by:

  • Advancing minimally invasive approaches to surgery
  • Creating evidence-based treatment protocols 
  • Developing cutting edge spine surgery instruments
  • Identifying the most appropriate non-surgical or surgical treatment for each spine condition