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Burak M. Ozgur

Burak M. Ozgur

Director, Spine Program
Hoag Neurosciences Institute, california
United States

Biography

Burak Ozgur, MD is a neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery and directs the Spine Program at Hoag. Dr. Ozgur is double board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and attended medical school at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. Dr. Ozgur completed his neurosurgery residency, as well as a combined orthopedic surgeryneurosurgery spine fellowship, at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Ozgur also serves as the director of the D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center in Newport Beach and is on staff both at Hoag Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for common degenerative and complex disorders of the spine including tumors, scoliosis, and trauma. Dr. Ozgur also has a strong interest in stem cell research, spinal biomechanics, and innovative minimally invasive spine surgery development and research. Dr. Ozgur has authored over 25 articles in peer-reviewed publications, has made over 90 presentations at various venues, has written nine book chapters, and recently published a surgical textbook, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Practical Guide to Anatomy and Techniques in 2009. Dr. Ozgur is also a member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, AANS/CNS Spine Section, Society of Lateral Access Surgery, American Academy of Spine Physicians, and the North American Spine Society.

Research Interest

Minimally Invasive Neck and Spine Surgery