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La Jolla, CA 92037

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Research at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders

Our physicians at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders (SDCSD) believe research is a critical component to improving patient care. With support from the San Diego Spine Foundation, our SDCSD physicians actively participate in a wide variety of research studies related to spinal disorders and deformities. We actively participate in several spine study groups including the Growing Spine Study Group, International Spine Study Group, Complex Spine Study Group, and the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group.

Research Faculty
Our research faculty consists of:

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD
Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD

Research Staff

Jeff B. Pawelek, Research Director
  Stacie Nguyen, Research Coordinator
  Bo Roberston, Research Intern