Jean-Jacques Abitbol
Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

Dr Jean-Jacques Abitbol is founder of California Spine Group located in San Diego, CA. A past president of North American Spine Society and the Federation of Spine Associates and has served on the board of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Abitbol has also served as examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as an editorial reviewer for The Spine Journal and SPINE. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Spine Education Research Center of the North American Spine Society in Burr Ridge, IL.
His interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation, spinal biologics, as well as complex cervical spine surgery. He was a national lead investigator for a cervical arthroplasty device from 2004 – 2012, has authored more than 70 original articles and abstracts, more than 30 book chapters in spine, and is the current holder of numerous spinal patents. Dr. Abitbol has received numerous awards for his research including the Orthopaedic Research Society, Young Investigator Award. He twice received the North American Spine Society award for Outstanding Spine Research, and the Cervical Spine Research Society award for Outstanding Spine Research. He was also the recipient of the Best Resident Research award at McGill University. Dr. Abitbol is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – Orthopaedics. He completed his spine fellowship being mentored by Dr. John Kostuik at Mount Sinai and Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.


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