Spinal Neurosurgeons

Ian Dorward, MD
Dr. Dorward specializes in spinal oncology and spinal column tumors, microsurgery of the brain and spine, minimally invasive spinal decompression and reconstruction surgery and complex spinal deformities, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and sagittal imbalance. He also specializes in treating cervical spine and craniocervical junction disorders. Dr. Dorward’s research interests involve outcomes and value assessment in neurosurgery, as well as evaluation of the role of the vestibular system in the development of spinal deformity, and innovations in patient safety. His other research interests include narrative medicine—fiction and nonfiction writing related to medicine—with a particular focus on the process of training and developing surgeons.

Paul Santiago, MD
Dr. Santiago specializes in disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with clinical interest in neurological surgery for spinal disorders resulting from degenerative disease; spondylosis; spondylolisthesis; spinal tumors; inflammatory spinal disease; ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine); congenital spinal disorders; disorders of the craniocervical junction, and spinal cord injury. He has special training in spinal instrumentation and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Neill Wright, MD
Dr. Wright specializes in disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with clinical interest in neurological surgery for spinal disorders resulting from degenerative disease; spondylosis; spondylolisthesis; spinal tumors; inflammatory spinal disease; ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine); congenital spinal disorders; disorders of the craniocervical junction, and spinal cord injury. He has special training in spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive spinal surgery and thoracoscopic surgery. Dr. Wright is the developer of the C2 laminar fixation technique, now popular worldwide for the treatment of atlantoaxial instability. He is also one of the leading experts on the use of synthetic bone in cervical spine procedures.

Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Dr. Ray specializes in spinal oncology, spinal cord injury, metastatic spine disease, complex spinal reconstruction, degenerative cervical spine disease, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral nerve tumors, brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and nerve transfers for spinal cord injury. His research interests include strategies to improve nerve regeneration, the management of spinal cord injuries utilizing novel imaging modalities and surgical techniques to help predict functional recovery and provide patients with spinal cord injuries improved distal limb function.

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