Daniel M. Hafez, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery


Sees Patients For

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency

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