Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Justin Field of Desert Institute for Spine Care

Spine Leaders

Justin S. Field, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix. He also provides care at Squaw Peak Surgical Facility in Phoenix, which was founded by spine surgeon Anthony Yeung, MD, in 1998 to complement the practice.

Dr. Field focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and motion sparing technologies, such as cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement as well as non-fusion stabilization. He also has extensive expertise in adult deformity correction and treatment. Along with Christopher Yeung, MD, he developed a spinal instrument called the RISE to help patients suffering from low back pain. The RISE device allows for an endoscopic TLIF with an 8 mm approach.


Dr. Field has an active interest in research and his work has published American Journal of Orthopedics, Foot & Ankle International and Injury. He is a member of a number of professional societies, such as the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.


Dr. Field earned his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and completed his residency at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He has also completed a spine fellowship at The Spine Institute in Santa Monica (Calif.).


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