Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Melissa Erickson of Duke University Medical Center

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Melissa Erickson, MD, is a spine surgeon with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Erickson specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions, including cervical myelopathy, herniated discs, spinal deformity and spinal trauma.

She graduated from Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

After medical school, Dr. Erickson completed an orthopedic residency at Duke University and a fellowship in spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Erickson's research focuses on the diagnosis and management of spinal deformities and has been featured in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research and Orthopedic Clinics of North America, among other publications.

Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

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