Kris Radcliff, Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
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Kris Radcliff

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

415 New Road 3 Somers Point New jersey, 08244

About

Spine Specialist

 

Dr. Kris Radcliff is a Harvard-educated, Rothman fellowship-trained spine surgeon, and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.

 

Dr. Radcliff specializes in simplifying the management of complex spine conditions and traumatic spine injuries, focusing exclusively on spine surgery, with particular expertise in the area of artificial disc replacement. Having performed more than 10,000 spine surgeries, Dr. Radcliff is highly experienced. He combines conservative decision-making judgment with state-of-the-art and minimally invasive surgical techniques, endoscopic spine surgery, and artificial disc replacement. 

Highly educated with specialized training, Dr. Radcliff first graduated with honors from Harvard College, then attended Duke University School of Medicine on a prestigious Dean’s Tuition Scholarship. Dr. Radcliff completed orthopedic residency training in the Texas Medical Center at the distinguished Baylor College of Medicine, followed by a clinical spine surgery fellowship here at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Radcliff focuses exclusively on spine surgery.

 

Dr. Radcliff has served as a principal investigator in multiple clinical trials including a cervical total disc replacement study, bone stimulator study, a basivertebral nerve ablation study, and numerous others.

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Radcliff’s goal is in developing innovative conservative management interventions for disc-related back pain based on currently available biologics for neurogenic pain syndromes. Radcliff has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and regularly presents at national and international spine meetings.

Dr. Radcliff is an international expert on diagnosis, nonsurgical, and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. He has authored or co-authored 150 peer-reviewed publications, 22 textbook chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, and has won numerous research awards.

 

Dr. Radcliff regularly teaches other surgeons at national and international meetings about safely and efficiently performing spine surgery, techniques and complication avoidance in minimally invasive spine surgery, orthopedic basic science, and spine trauma and spinal cord injury.

 

Dr. Radcliff is a thought leader and innovator in the world of spine surgery and his contributions have earned him numerous awards, including being recognized by the North American Spine Society as a top 40 under 40 in 2018. In addition, Dr. Radcliff is a consultant and teacher for Zeiss on their operative microscope; and consults and advises for Ultrasonics on the use of their ultrasonic bone cutting tools.

 

 

Education and Training

Harvard BA 2000

Duke MD 2004

Thomas Jefferson Fellowship 2010

Baylor Residency 2009

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Minimally invasive spine surgeryArtificial disc replacementScoliosis surgeryLaminectomyMicrodiscectomyAnterior cervical discectomy and fusionXLIFLaminoplasty

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Professor Thomas Jefferson University 2019 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Cervical spine research society  
  • Scoliosis research society  
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery  
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery  

Fellowships

  • Thomas Jefferson University

Kris Radcliff's Practice location

Spinal DISC Center

415 New Road 3 -
Somers Point, New jersey 08244
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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kris Radcliff, who serves patients in Egg Harbor Township, Manahawkin & Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Radcliff is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon at Rothman Orthopaedics, practicing out of the offices in Egg Harbor Township, Manahawkin, and Princeton, New Jersey. He specializes in the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction, including minimally invasive spinal reconstruction procedures and artificial disk replacement.

Likewise, he holds the title of Professor with joint faculty appointments in orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Educated in the United States, Dr. Radcliff completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following residency, he performed fellowship training in spine surgery and spinal cord injury at Thomas Jefferson University, widely considered to be one of the top orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowships in the world. He has also visited and operated with leading spine surgeons in the nation and around the world.

With extensive knowledge and experience that make him an exceptional doctor, Dr. Radcliff is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

An educator, Dr. Radcliff regularly teaches other surgeons at national and international meetings about safely and efficiently performing spine surgery, techniques and complication avoidance in minimally invasive spine surgery, orthopedic basic science, as well as spine trauma and spinal cord injury. He is also an active member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, the Lumbar Spine Research Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the National Medical Association, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society.

Professionally, he is incoming Chairman of the North American Spine Society Young Surgeons Forum, and President of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research. He is a regular invited faculty member at numerous national and international spine meetings, including the prestigious “Contemporary Techniques in Minimally Invasive Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery” course in St. Louis. He is also on the faculty at the Cervical Spine Research Society meeting, the Association for Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Meeting on Spine, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Actively interested in exploring alternatives to traditional fusion surgery, Dr. Radcliff recently won the prestigious best paper award at an international meeting of cervical spine experts (Cervical Spine Research Society) for a study comparing cervical disk replacement and fusion.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

An international expert on diagnosis, nonsurgical, and surgical treatment of spinal conditions, Dr. Radcliff has authored or co-authored seventy six peer-reviewed publications, twenty two textbook chapters on diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, and has won numerous research awards. He was recently chosen as the liaison of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons to the North American Spine Society Low Back Pain Guideline Committee.

Among his various accolades include Top 10 Doctor – Neighborhood (2014), Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), Patients’ Choice Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016), and On-Time Doctor Award (2020, 2018).

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