The surgeons who lead the Midwest's top spine hospitals

Spine

The Midwest is home to some of the best hospitals and health systems in the nation, and that holds true for spine surgery.

Following are 30+ spine surgeons leading seven of the Midwest's top hospitals for spine surgery, according to Healthgrades' 2022 ranking.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please reach out to mrobertson@beckershealthcare.com with any information on qualifying physicians that were not initially included.

HSHS St. John's Hospital (Springfield, Ill.)

1. Christopher Graves, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

2. Timothy Vanfleet, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

MercyHealth Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton (Rockford, Ill.)

3. Brian Braaksma, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

4. Michael Roh, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.)

5. Brian Braaksma, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

6. Michael Roh, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis

7. John Dietz Jr., MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

8. Jeffrey Konopka, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

9. Michael McCarthy, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

10. Justin Miller, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

11. Gregory Poulter, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis)

12. Eduardo Beauchamp, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

13. Bayard Carlson, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

14. Timothy Garvey, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

15. Amir Mehbod, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon 

16. Benjamin Mueller, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

17. Kevin Mullaney, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

18. Joseph Perra, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

19. Manuel Pinto, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

20. James Schwender, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon 

21. Eiman Shafa, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

22. Ensor Transfeldt, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

St. Luke's Hospital (Chesterfield, Mo.)

23. Michael Boland, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

24. Michael Chabot, DO. Orthopedic spine surgeon

25. James Coyle, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

26. Sarah Fouke, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

27. Stephen Johans, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

28. Daniel Kitchens, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

29. David Minges, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

30. Rhoderic Mirkin, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

31. Christopher O'Boynick, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

32. Michael Polinsky, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

33. Scott Purvines, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

34. David Raskas, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

35. Kevin Rutz, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

36. Eric Sincoff, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

37. Andrew Youkilis, MD. Neurologic spine surgeon

Mercy Health - Lorain (Ohio) Hospital

38. Robert Berkowitz, MD. Orthopedic spine surgeon

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