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Dr. Glenn Amundson, MD, a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a retired
Captain of the Medical Corps in the United States Navy Reserves, has devoted
his medical career to advancing care and surgery of the spine. A board-certified
orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in advanced procedures in adult surgery
of the spine.
Dr. Amundson earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Medical
College and went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the
Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He continued his medical training with
a spine fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, and afterward,
served as Director of Spine Surgery Services and Assistant Chairman of
the Department of Orthopedics at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA.
Dr. Amundson has been actively involved in researching advanced spinal
surgery procedures and instrumentation throughout his orthopedic career,
including FDA studies on open and laparoscopic lumbar spinal fusion. He
has published dozens of journal articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters,
and has held academic appointments as Assistant Professor at the University
of Kansas Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas
City, MO, and at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Amundson also belongs to several professional societies including the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society,
and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has vast experience
with minimally invasive spine techniques, Total Disc Replacement (TDR),
and difficult revision spine procedures.
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