Highly trained spine specialists focused on the best treatment for you

The UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center in Jacksonville, Florida, brings together the collaborative expertise of highly trained University of Florida physicians, nurses and other clinical specialists. When you receive treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing your treatment plan is informed by some of the region’s foremost spine experts.

As a new patient, you or your referring physician do not need to determine which of our specialists to see. A dedicated clinical coordinator assists our patients in navigating their care.


Administration

Medical Director

  • Kourosh Tavanaiepour, D.O.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director, Spinal Surgery
    Specializes in Minimal Invasive and Complex Spine; Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery

  • Dunbar Alcindor, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery
  • Carlos A. Arce, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery
  • Grzegorz K. Brzezicki, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Endovascular Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery
  • Andrew J. Kerwin, M.D., FACS
    Professor
    Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
    Specializes in Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
  • Patrick E. Natter, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Gazanfar Rahmathulla, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director, Neurosurgery Trauma
    Specializes in Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine; Neurological Surgery; Neurooncology
  • Dinesh Rao, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Interim Chief, Division of Neuroradiology; Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Musculoskeletal Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • David J. Skarupa, M.D., FACS
    Associate Professor
    Associate Chief Medical Officer, UF Health Jacksonville
    Specializes in Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
  • Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Kourosh Tavanaiepour, D.O.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director, Spinal Surgery
    Specializes in Minimal Invasive and Complex Spine; Neurological Surgery