Daniel M. Hafez, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery


Sees Patients For

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery (degenerative and deformity spine)
  • Robotic/augmented reality-assisted spine surgery
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Spinal stenosis

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital


Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Research Interests

Neuroprotection for traumatic spinal injuries, axonal degeneration following spine or nerve injury, degenerative cervical myelopathy

Publications & Research

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2022 - Complex Deformity and Minimally Invasive Spine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


2021 - Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Medical Degree

2014 - Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


2012 - Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

Bachelor's Degree

2007 - Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL