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Spine Center

The Spine Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA is home to some of the top pain management specialists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in New England.

These specialists evaluate, diagnose and provide comprehensive treatment for patients with neck and back pain and other spine conditions, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, spine fractures and trauma, spinal cord injury, primary and metastatic spine tumors and more. Our goal is reduce your pain and improve your quality of life using the least invasive and most effective treatments possible.

Meet our team of neck and back experts:

Medical/Interventional Specialists

Surgical Specialists

Adriana Desillier, MD
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine


Titles: Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Chronic neck and back pain, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, spinal injections, epidural and facet injections, rhizotomy

Call: 617-636-6044

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Carl Heilman, MD is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.Carl B. Heilman, MD
Neurosurgery

Titles: Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Chairman of Neurosurgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Surgery for spinal tumors, Chiari surgery

Call: 617-636-5860

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Wilfred Hynes, MD is an anesthesiologist at Tufts Medical Center.Wilfred L. Hynes, MD
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Titles: Director, Pain Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Chronic neck and back pain, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, spinal injections, epidural and facet injections, rhizotomy

Call: 617-636-6208

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James Kryzanski, MD is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center.James Kryzanski, MD
Neurosurgery

Titles: Co-Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Minimally invasive spine surgery, neurosurgical disorders in patients with achondroplasia, neurosurgical disorders in patients with Down syndrome

Call: 617-636-8585

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Pascal Scemama De Gialluly, a pain medicine specialist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Titles: Anesthesiologist

Specialties: Chronic neck and back pain, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, spinal injections, epidural and facet injections, rhizotomy

Call: 617-636-6044

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Ron I. Riesenbuger, MD is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center.Ron I. Riesenburger, MD
Neurosurgery

Titles: Director, Spine Center; Co-Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; Neurosurgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Minimally invasive spine surgery, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformity and scoliosis, complex and reconstructive spine surgery

Call: 617-636-8484

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Ashley Rogerson, MD is a Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Ashley Rogerson, MD
Orthopedics

Titles: Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon; Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Spine surgery, myelopathy, trauma, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, spine tumor/infection, minimally invasive surgery

Call: 617-636-4548

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Simcha Weller, MD is a neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center.Simcha J. Weller, MD
Neurosurgery

Titles: Neurosurgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Complex and reconstructive cervical spine surgery, spinal microsurgery, surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy, cervical spine trauma

Call: 617-636-8686

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Pediatric Specialists

Stuart Braun, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Floating Hospital for Children.Stuart V. Braun, MD
Pediatric Orthopedics

Titles: Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics; Director, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program; Associate Residency Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Scoliosis and spinal deformities, pediatric hip disease, trauma and adolescent sports injuries

Call: 617-636-7920
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Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS is an orthopedic surgeon at Floating Hospital for Children.Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS
Pediatric Orthopedics

Titles: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Pediatric orthopedics, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, femoral acetabular impingement, cerebral palsy

Call: 617-636-5169
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Jesse Winer, MD is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.Jesse Winer, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Titles: Pediatric Neurosurgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Specialties: Pediatric neurosurgery

Call: 617-636-5878

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Call to make an appointment with the Spine Center today!

Neurosurgery: 617-636-5858
Orthopedics: 617-636-4548
Pain Center: 617-636-6044
Physiatry: 617-636-5631