One Mercado Street, Suite 200 Durango, CO 81301
Jim A. Youssef, MD
Jim A. Youssef, MD is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, the highest level of training for a spine surgeon in the United States. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, fracture care, complex spinal disorders and alternatives to bony fusion in spine surgery. Dr. Youssef is the co-founder of SpineColorado, a multidisciplinary facility which focuses on comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders by combining the latest in non-operative and operative techniques.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, and earned his medical degree in 1991 at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Youssef completed his internship in general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1992 and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1996. His did his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 1997.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Youssef oversees an active research department. He has participated in multiple IDE/FDA clinical trials and has published his research in over 25 peer-reviewed publications. Through his research activity, Dr. Youssef is involved in the newest surgical technologies, allowing him to offer his patients the most cutting edge treatments available. Dr. Youssef is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopedic Trauma Association, the American Medical Association, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, and AO/ASIF International Spine.
Dr. Youssef is an editor for several peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of several book chapters published in medical textbooks. He is co-founder of the Evidence & Technology Spine Summit, a Continuing Medical Education conference attended by spine surgeons from around the world. He is frequently invited to lecture at conferences on spine health care across the United States, and teaches spine surgery techniques both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Youssef is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, fly-fishing, golf and tennis. He and his wife have three children.
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