Washington University spine neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons are recognized as national leaders in the treatment of disorders of the spine, spinal cord and nervous system. They are dedicated to relieving pain and improving quality of life for patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

Degenerative Spinal Conditions

  • Back pain
  • Herniated discs 
  • Neck pain 
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spine compression
  • And related conditions

Spine Trauma

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal fractures

Spinal Deformities

  • Scoliosis
  • Tumors of the spine and spinal cord
  • And other spinal deformities present from birth or developed later in life

Our spine specialists treat a large number of patients in St. Louis, from throughout the region and beyond. The team is equally skilled in treating straightforward spinal disorders, such as herniated discs and back pain, as they are in treating complicated disorders, such as tumors of the spine.

For non-surgical treatment of spinal disorders, our team collaborates with physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiatry services, and pain management. Washington University spine surgeons are associated with The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, providing world-leading services for patients with spinal disorders.

Keith H. Bridwell

Keith H. Bridwell, MD

Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Center for Advanced Medicine Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center
Center for Advanced Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

John Clayton Clohisy Jr., MD

Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4
Center for Advanced Medicine – South County
Center for Advanced Medicine

Ian G. Dorward

Ian G. Dorward, MD

Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital-Medical Office Building 4

Matthew L. Goodwin

Matthew L. Goodwin, MD, PhD

Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
Center for Advanced Medicine Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Jacob Greenberg, MD, MSCI

Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Munish C. Gupta

Munish C. Gupta, MD, MBA

Orthopedics
Pediatric Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
Center for Advanced Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Shriners Hospitals for Children
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Daniel M. Hafez, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4
Missouri Baptist Medical Center – Medical Building A

Brian A. Kelly

Brian A. Kelly, MD

Orthopedics
Pediatric Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center – West County
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Mark James Lambrechts, MD

Orthopedics
Spine

Locations:
Center for Advanced Medicine
Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center