Carlos Bagley, MD

Carlos Bagley, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgery Dallas, TX

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery; Vice Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery; Director, Neurological Surgery Spine Program

Office Address

  • 5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75390
    Phone: (214) 648-9317
    Fax: (214) 648-2822

Carlos Bagley, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgery Dallas, TX

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery; Vice Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery; Director, Neurological Surgery Spine Program


  • Dr. Carlos Bagley is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Spine Program. Dr. Bagley is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and his clinical practice focuses on surgery for complex spinal deformity, spinal tumors, and degenerative conditions of the spinal column. His research interests focus on improving patient outcomes and surgical quality, reducing complications associated with spine surgery, and developing innovative approaches and strategies to treat complex spinal conditions.

    Dr. Bagley obtained his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with Distinction from Duke University. He continued his education at Duke School of Medicine where he received multiple awards including the Stead Scholarship and the NIH summer research fellowship. Dr. Bagley completed his residency training in Neurosurgery and fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. While at Johns Hopkins, he received numerous awards including the Irving J. Sherwin Award for Resident Achievement and the Walter Dandy Award for Research. He also completed the prestigious NIH Neuro-Oncology Research Fellowship Program.

    After completion of his residency and fellowship training at Hopkins, he began his career in academic neurosurgery at Duke University. At Duke he developed and served as Co-Director of the Duke Spine Center.

    Dr. Bagley is an active member of numerous organizations including the North American Spine Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has also served as a reviewer and editorial board member of numerous scientific journals and has trained dozens of physicians spine surgery techniques. In addition to conducting multiple clinical research trials, he has authored over 100 scientific manuscripts and book chapters.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Neoplasms; Spinal Cord; Spinal Cord Neoplasms; Spinal Cord Injuries; scoliosis; Kyphosis; Nervous System Trauma

Education & Training

  • University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • Duke University School of MedicineDuke University School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License2015 - 2016
  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2007 - 2016
  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License2004 - 2016
  • American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
    • Fellow (FAANS)American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • Fellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations



    • NASS Performance Measurement Committee Co-Chair 2012 - Present
    • National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Steering Committe 2014 - Present
    • NASS Evidence Compilation and Analysis Committee Member 2014 - Present
    • American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Member 2013 - Present

    Professional Memberships

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • GHI PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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