Scott Haldeman

Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD

Doctor of Chiropractic and Neurologist

Scott Haldeman

Dr. Scott Haldeman is a neurologist and recognized as the international authority on the management of spine pain. He is the founder and President of World Spine Care, a non-profit organization endorsed by the Decade of the Bone and Joint, an initiative of the WHO. He has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 20 years.


Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCS(C), FAAN holds the positions of Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University; and Adjunct Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Spine Medicine Leadership

  • International Ambassador for the Decade of the Bone and Joint (Currently the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health)
  • Former Chairman and current Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic
  • Chairman of the Global Spine Care Initiative
  • Member, US Department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Past President, North American Spine Society
  • Past President, American Back Society
  • Past President, North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Past President, Orange County Neurological Society

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Professional Awards and Recognition

  • David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society
  • Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University
  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Bone and Joint Decade Global Alliance Distinguished Service Award
  • Dr. Lou Sportelli Lifetime of Leadership Award


  • BS – University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • MS – University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • DC – Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA
  • PhD – University of British Columbia, Canada
  • MD – University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Internship – Vancouver General Hospital
  • Residency in Neurology – University of California Irvine
  • Fellowship in Electrodiagnosis – Long Beach Veterans Hospital

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Profile last updated: January 21, 2020.