Leo R. Spector, MD 704.323.3200

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Fellowship Trained

  • Spine

Clinical Specialties

  • Spine


  • Colgate University -- Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School -- Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School -- Residency
  • OrthoCarolina Spine Center -- Fellowship

  • Board member of the OrthoCarolina Foundation


  • Specializes in spine surgery

  • President of the North Carolina Spine Society
  • Member of the Lumbar Spine Research Society
  • Member of the Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Board Certified Surgeon


  • Madigan L, Vaccaro AR, Spector LR, Milam RA: Management of Symptomatic Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2009; 17:102-111
  • Spector LR, Madigan L, Darden BV, Rhyne AR, Kim DH: Cauda Equina Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2008; 16:471-479
  • Murrey DB, Janssen ME, Odum SM, Gottlieb JR, Spector LR, Darden BV: Two-Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing ProDisc-C and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal. 2008; 2 (2): 76-85
  • Rhyne A, Siddiqui F, Spector L, Madigan L, Odum S, Darden B, and Schmidt G: Anatomic Mapping and Evaluation of the Esophagus in Relation to the Cervical Vertebral Body. European Spine Journal. 2007 16:1267-1272.
  • Spector LR, Kim DH, Affonso J, Hilebrand A, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Use of Computed Tomography to Predict Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Unilateral Facet Fractures of the Cervical Spine. Spine. 2006 Nov; 31 (24): 2827-2835
  • Moshirfar A, Jenis LG, Spector LR, Burke PJ, Losina E, Katz JN, Rand FF, Tromanhauser SG, Banco RJ: Computed Tomography Evaluation of Superior Segment Facet Joint Violation after Pedicle Instrumentation of the Lumbar Spine with a Midline Surgical Approach. Spine. 2006 Oct; 31 (22): 2624-2629.
  • Vittimberga, Jr., FJ, Nolan B, Perugini RA, Spector L, Callery MP: Laparoscopy and Kupffer Cell Activation. Surgical Endoscopy. 2000 Dec; 14 (12): 1171-6

PA Team

Taylor Golden, PA-C