6 spine surgeons growing their TikTok following


Spine surgeons have made their way to people's TikTok feeds with entertaining and educational videos about their work.

Here are six spine surgeons to know on the platform:

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Surgeons are listed in alphabetical order. Follower counts are as of April 20.

Osama Ahmed, MD. Dr. Ahmed, founder of Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio, has more than 54,000 followers. Many of his videos are comedic and center around his life as a surgeon and practice owner.

Georgiy Brusovanik, MD. Dr. Brusovanik, of Miami Back & Neck Specialists, has more than 7,200 followers. He uses his platform to advertise his practice and debunk misconceptions related to spine care.

Chester Donnally, MD. Dr. Donnally, of Addison-based Texas Spine Consultants, has more than 31,000 followers and uses his platform to explain a variety of spine procedures. One of his most-watched videos breaks down artificial disc replacement, and the video has more than 36,000 likes.

Juanita Garces, MD. Dr. Garces practices in Huntington, W.Va., and has 48,000 followers. Along with educational videos, she provides a glimpse into her background and insights on working as a Latina woman in neurosurgery.

Betsy Grunch, MD. Dr. Grunch, of Longstreet Clinic Neurosurgery in Gainesville, Ga., features a series of case study videos covering topics including subdural hematoma, grade 2 spondylolisthesis and lumbar disc replacements. She also shares videos about her family and life outside the operating room. Dr. Grunch has more than 221,000 followers.

Oliver Tannous, MD. Dr. Tannous has more than 4,200 followers and is a surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Some of his videos focus on notable spine surgery cases involving professional athletes.

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