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Byron Stephens II, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Orthopaedic Surgery Nashville, TN

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Physician

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Summary

  • A native of Middle Tennessee, Dr. Stephens graduated from Vanderbilt University Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he was awarded the Faculty Medal for achieving the highest academic class rank in his graduating class. He then completed his residency at the Campbell Clinic, which publishes the definitive orthopaedic textbook, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. In his final year of residency, he was selected as the Administrative Chief Resident. He then completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied under world-renown leaders in spine surgery at the Emory Spine Center.

    While Dr. Stephens enjoys taking care of all conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, he has a special clinical and research interest in spinal deformity (scoliosis), spinal oncology, and cervical spine disorders. When appropriately indicated, he also offers his patients minimally-invasive and motion-preserving procedures, such as minimally-invasive lumbar fusion, cervical laminoplasty, posterior cervical foraminotomy, and cervical disc arthroplasty.

Education & Training

  • Emory University Hospital
    Emory University HospitalFellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 2015 - 2016
  • Campbell Clinic & Surgical CenterResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2010 - 2015
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of MedicineClass of 2010
  • Vanderbilt UniversityBS, Magna Cum Laude

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2015 - 2018
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Founder's Medal - #1 ranked student in graduating medical school class University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2010

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Chance to Sing for the Pope Motivates Cancer Patient
    Chance to Sing for the Pope Motivates Cancer PatientJanuary 26th, 2017
  • Spine Surgery Helps Patient Take Steps Toward His Dream
    Spine Surgery Helps Patient Take Steps Toward His DreamMay 7th, 2021
  • Dr. Raymond Gardocki: Adding Endoscopic Spine at Vanderbilt & How COVID Changed How He Performs Spine Surgery
    Dr. Raymond Gardocki: Adding Endoscopic Spine at Vanderbilt & How COVID Changed How He Performs Spine SurgeryNovember 21st, 2020

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