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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.

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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