Scott Boden, MD, Named one of 62 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know!

Dr. Scott Boden, an Emory Healthcare spine surgeon was recently named one of the 62 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know by the highly regarded medical publication Becker’s Spine Review. Dr. Boden was selected as one of this prestigious group because of his work and research focus on spine fusion, spinal disorders and bone regeneration. He holds at least TWENTY (20) patents for medical devices. Read more about Dr. Boden and the other spine surgeons named to this list here.

Becker’s Spine Review spotlights Dr. Boden and his achievements in saying,

“Dr. Boden holds at least six different patents for medical devices and his research focuses on spine fusion, spinal disorders and bone regeneration. He is the director of Emory Healthcare’s orthopedics and spine center as well as chairman and founder of the National Spine Network. More than 150 of Dr. Boden’s journal articles have been published, and he has authored or edited more than 42 book chapters and nine books on spine topics. His research on the fundamental mechanisms of bone growth and regeneration has been awarded by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine and other professional organizations. He earned his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed an internship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and received fellowship training at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland.”

About Dr. Boden

Dr. Scott Boden Spine SurgeonScott D. Boden, MD, is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center. Dr. Boden started practicing at Emory in 1992. During his fellowship at Case Western Reserve Hospital in Cleveland, Dr. Boden trained with one of the founding fathers of modern spine surgery, Dr. Henry Bohlman. A primary original researcher on bone growth factor development and spine fusion technology, Dr. Boden is also an internationally renowned lecturer and teacher and the driving force behind the Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital (EUOSH).

Dr. Boden’s Clinical Interests:
Dr. Boden’s areas of clinical interest include surgical and nonsurgical management of adult degenerative spinal disorders including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis in the cervical and lumbar spine. He was recently named in another Becker’s list of Top 50 Spine Surgeons in the U.S. and is a skilled surgeon with techniques of microdiscectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and laminoplasty.

The Road to Emory: Education

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1986
  • Internship: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1987
  • Residency: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1991
  • Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, OH 1992

Dr. Boden is the proud father of triplets who graduated first and tied for second in their high school class. He is also a baseball aficionado and coaches high school and travel softball teams.

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  • Curtis D.

    I have ankylosing spondylitis. My spine and neck are totally rigid and I have a cervical and lumbar fusion due to a car accident. I live in much pain and suffering. Is there anything the doctor can do to help me?