K Daniel Riew, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Staff | August 29, 2014 | Print  |

RiewKD 794 300 1K. Daniel Riew, MD (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis). 

Dr. Riew is the chief of cervical spine surgery and the Mildred Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. He founded the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Cervical Spine Institute in 2007,

dedicated to operative and nonoperative cervical spine disorder treatment.


He has a special interest in minimally invasive microsurgical procedures and outpatient spine surgery. He performs around 250 to 300 cervical spine surgeries annually, including cervical artificial disc replacements and hybrid procedures. He also advises and instructs physicians from around the globe. During his career, Dr. Riew has treated several professional athletes and leads

a group of spine experts that care for retired National Football League players at Washington University. 


Dr. Riew has served as president of the Cervical Spine Research Society. He also serves as chair of the AOSpine Research Commission and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association.


Dr. Riew earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University Medical Center. His additional training includes a fellowship in spine surgery at Case Western Reserve University.




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