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Summer 2016
Expanding Care Across The Region
Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeons Join Our Concord And Huntersville Offices

Neurosurgeons Byron Branch, MD, Andrew Healy, MD, and Christopher Holland, MD, PhD, offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders and injuries. Scroll down to watch video interviews of each doctor.


Byron Branch, MD, is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and is a North Carolina native. He completed his neurosurgical residency, as well as a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. His special interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, disc disease, degenerative spine disease, artificial disc replacement, spinal trauma, spinal fusion, and osteoporotic compression fractures. During college, graduate school and medical school he also worked as an EMT and firefighter, and participated in medical missionary trips to Guatemala, Honduras and Nigeria.




Andrew Healy, MD, completed his combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgery training and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under the mentorship of Dr. Edward C. Benzel. Dr. Healy has extensive peer-reviewed publications regarding spinal biomechanics, optimizing spinal fusions and investigating adjacent segment degeneration. He has earned numerous honors, including the Chairman's Award and the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons Award for Spinal Deformity research. Dr. Healy provides both minimally invasive and complex surgical options for spinal column and spinal cord tumors, scoliosis, and other spinal deformities, as well as for degenerative conditions.




Christopher Holland, MD, specializes in degenerative spinal conditions, spinal instability, spinal deformity, spinal primary and metastatic tumors, spinal trauma, and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Holland completed his residency in neurological surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has published over 22 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has presented at both national and international medical conferences. He was awarded an NIH/NINDS Predoctoral Fellowship and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons' David Cahill Spine Fellowship Award, and was named a 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovator.



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