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Rick A. Davis MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care

Practice Overview

Dr. Davis has performed over 4000 spine surgeries, ranging from complex revision spine surgery, spine trauma, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Davis has a special interest and significant experience in cervical spine problems, degenerative lumbar conditions (spinal stenosis/disc herniation’s) as well as complex revision spine surgery (failed spine surgery) and spine trauma.

Dr. Davis also provided spine care for the Nashville Predators (NHL), Olympic hockey players, and Division I baseball and football athletes while serving as Chief of the Adult Spine Division at Vanderbilt University Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Nashville, TN.

In addition, Dr. Davis has instructed orthopedic residents and fellows, and been an invited lecturer at several medical schools in the United States. His research studies have been published in spine journals, presented internationally, and he has written book chapters on minimally invasive spine surgery and spine trauma.  Also, Dr. Davis has designed two spinal implants that is used in procedures for cervical disc herniation surgery and cervical spinal trauma.

In his spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys time with his family, running, golf and cooking.

Clinical Interest

Fracture Care

Spine and Neck Care, including Spine (Low Back/Lumbar), Neck/Cervical, Thoracic, Sacroiliac and Non-Surgical Spine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, Spine Surgery Fellowship

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison WI, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Medical Degree
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. MD

Achievements and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1977)
Pathology Honor Society of National Association of Pathology Chairs (1996)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Research Fellow (1995)
University of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Award Winner (June 2003)


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