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Welcoming Dr. Abduljabbar Alhammoud, MD

Aug. 31, 2023
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Dr. Alhammoud is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics and an American Board of Spine Surgery (ABSS) certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, pediatrics, and adult deformity using cutting-edge robotics and navigation technology. 

Dr. Alhammoud was selected in the 2023 class of the North America Spine Society "20 Under 40 ”.

After graduating from an ACGME-I accredited orthopedic residency program, he completed four years of clinical spine fellowships at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, and Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar.  He was awarded two traveling fellowships, in 2017 by the North America Spine Society and in 2019 by AO Spine.

His research focuses on spine surgery outcomes and perioperative pain management which is evidenced by 47 peer-reviewed publications in leading spine and orthopedic journals and more than 30 abstracts presented internationally. Dr. Alhammoud holds a master's degree in clinical research from a joint program of Dresden International University and Harvard Medical School.  During his residency, Dr. Alhammoud was nominated for the Scoliosis Research Society Whitecloud Award and named a Promising Young Researcher three times in a row for his outstanding academic achievement. 

Dr. Alhammoud is a co-founder of the VSSRA (Virtual Spine Surgery Research Academy), which aims to connect medical students and residents with spine surgeons to produce high-quality spine evidence and is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, and AO Spine.

Dr.Alhammoud believes in giving back to the community and volunteering. He is a member of multiple spine surgery missions and he volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) during the Syrian war. 

As a former decathlon athlete, Dr.Alhammoud regularly participates in regional and national USA Track & Field Masters held across the country.