Stanley D. Gertzbein, MD, FRCS (C)


Stanley D. Gertzbein, M.D.
Specialty: Conservative Spine Care
Medical School: University of Toronto Medical, Toronto, Canada
Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Certified: The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow: Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada, Northwick Hospital, London, England, St. Mary's Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Affiliations:  Faculty member, University of Colorado; Clinical Professor, University of Texas, Galveston
In 2012 Stanley D. Gertzbein, MD, was recognized by The International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons as a Leading Physician of the World for his work in orthopedic spine care.
Dr. Gertzbein is a board-certified, internationally-respected orthopedic surgeon with 36 years of clinical experience as a spine specialist, treating common and complex spinal disorders. After getting his medical degree and orthopedic training at the University of Toronto in Canada, he trained in London and Hong Kong. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Colorado and holds the rank of clinical professor on the faculty of the University of Texas in Galveston.  He held the same rank at Baylor College of Medicine and was full professor at the University of Toronto where he was also the Director of the Spine Trauma Unit, the largest in Canada. As well, he taught at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston where he was voted the best teacher by the orthopedic residents.
Dr. Gertzbein has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and has authored chapters in 25 textbooks, as well as writing a textbook on spinal fractures. He has lectured extensively, including more than 400 presentations, many as a visiting professor at colleges, universities, and orthopedic societies throughout the world. He recently presented a three-part lecture series at the prestigious Given Institute in Aspen, Colorado.
Dr. Gertzbein has been involved in research throughout his career both in basic science and clinical studies. He developed a spinal instrumentation device for use in anterior spinal surgeries with several patents related to spinal devices.
He has held national and international appointments on the executive boards of the premiere spine societies: The International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine, The North American Spine Society, and The Scoliosis Research Society. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the journals Spine and The Spine Journal.
Dr. Gertzbein has traveled to third world countries providing humanitarian aid and rendering medical care to the injured, including the war-torn regions of Croatia. He appeared on the premiere program of Stephen Spielberg’s ABC series “Miracle Workers.”
Dr. Gertzbein’s experience as an expert witness extends more than 10 years, and he has testified on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in malpractice as well as personal injury cases.


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