Leading Spinal Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carlson M.D.
Appointment at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
Orthopaedic & Spine Center is delighted to announce that Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, was recently named Chief-of-Surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. Dr. Carlson is the President and Managing Partner at Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News, VA and is a Fellowship-trained and board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon. Dr. Carlson has practiced at OSC since July of 1999, after completing an extensive medical education and further fellowship training.
Dr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from The University of Maryland and attended Medical School at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He then completed a General Surgery Internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and moved on to residency at Harvard University’s Combined Orthopaedic Program. After completing residency, Dr. Carlson went on to complete two separate fellowships: one in Orthopaedic Trauma at Massachusetts General and another in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, MA.
An innovator in the field of spinal surgery, Dr. Carlson is known as the first surgeon on the Virginia Peninsula to perform Cervical Disc Arthroplasty (CDA), and also as the first in Virginia to perform a cervical fusion in an Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Dr. Carlson is an active member of the American Medical Association, the North American Spine Society, a member of the AO North America Spine Faculty, and an active member of the International Association for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. A published researcher and scholar, Dr. Carlson teaches advanced spinal surgery techniques to physicians here in the United States and around the world. He was recently named as one of the “Top 200 Spine Surgeons to Know” by the internationally-recognized journal Becker’s Orthopaedic and Spine Review. as was one of only 5 Virginia spine/neurosurgeons chosen for this recognition.
Dr. Carlson is also heavily involved in the community, is a benefactor and active contributor to such organizations as the Arthritis Foundation, as a patron of the arts and is active in his church. He lives in Newport News, VA with his wife, Sandra, and their 3 children.