Scott D. Boden, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Boden

Dr. Scott Boden is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience specializing in spine surgery. He is an award-winning researcher and recognized as a visionary in the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments. Dr. Boden has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 20 years.


Dr. Bowden is Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine. He has taught courses on back and neck pain treatment and frequently lectures on orthopedic spine research. He has authored hundreds of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals and is the co-author of numerous books.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Medicine Leadership

  • Past President, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Past President, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society

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Professional Awards and Recognition

  • Eugene T. Nordby Award
  • Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award
  • Mayfield Award
  • Volvo Award for Low Back Research


  • BA – University of Pennsylvania
  • MD – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship – General Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center
  • Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Spinal Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Hospital

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Profile last updated: January 21, 2020.