Primary Investigators (PI's)

Lab Director


Post Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Silky Chotai, M.D.

Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Residents

Medical Students

  • Andrew Hale, B.S.
  • Harrison Kay, B.S.
  • Joseph Wick, B.S.
  • David Stonko, B.S.

Lab News

The Compreshensive Spine Surgery and Outcomes lab

has a total of 16 presentations accepted to the NASS Annual meeting (10 oral presentations) and the CNS Annual Meeting (6 Podium presentations) in October 2012. See a list of the presentations on the Publications page

VUMC Reporter: Surgical teamwork boosts cancer patients odds

"The first surgery Eric Grogan, M.D., and Matthew McGirt, M.D., performed together lasted 18 hours. Grogan, a thoracic surgeon, carefully cut away the baseball-sized lung tumor that had wrapped around patient Ronald Dentons aorta, subclavian artery and esophagus and removed the upper lobe of the lung. (Click to read the rest of the story)