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Meet the Spine Center Team

Back Pain Specialists

Multidisciplinary teamwork and access to the latest advances in technology and treatment distinguish us from other providers in Texas. Our affiliated physicians provide each patient with a personalized plan of care, beginning treatment with the most conservative approach and using evidence-based medicine to ensure positive outcomes.

We also have a track record of providing exceptional patient experiences.

Dr. Daniel Kim Dr. Daniel Kim
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Director
Spinal Neurosurgery
Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
 Dr. Michele Johnson Dr. Michele Johnson
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Director
Spine Program, UTHealth Medical School

       
Dr. Al-Hafez, MD Dr. Baraa Al-Hafez
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School
 Dr. Paul Boone Dr. Paul Boone
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
       
Dr. Art Day Dr. Art Day
Director of Clinical Education
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor and Vice Chair
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
 Dr. Albert Fenoy Dr. Al Fenoy
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
       
Dr. Hsieh 3 Dr. Joseph Hsieh
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School 
 Dr. Silky Patel Dr. Silky Patel
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
       
Dr. Karl Schmitt2 Dr. Karl Schmitt
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School
 Dr. Scott Shepard Dr. Scott Shepard
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
UTHealth Medical School

       
Dr. Geoffrey Zubay Dr. Geoff Zubay
Clinical Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Departmentof Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School