Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Brian Gantwerker of Cranio Spinal Center

Spine Leaders

Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, is a neurosurgeon and head of Santa Monica, Calif.,-based Cranio Spinal Center, where he specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic diseases of the spine, spinal and brain injury and brain tumors.

Dr. Gantwerker utilizes minimally invasive techniques and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles over his career. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Society, North American Spine Society, California Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Medical Association.


After obtaining his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Gantwerker completed his neurosurgical residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He went on to complete a complex spine fellowship at Phoenix-based Barrow Neurological Institute.


Dr. Gantwerker is a featured speaker at the Becker's 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, June 22 to 24, 2017 in Chicago. Click here to learn more and register.

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