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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

David Glassman, MD

Dr. David Glassman is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon at Axis Spine Center. He is an international speaker, published author, professor, and thought leader. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has received the highest level of training attainable in spine surgery.

Dr. Glassman remains actively engaged in innovative research, embracing the latest innovations in surgical techniques and approaches including the use of augmented reality to provide remote integrated surgery. Over the course of his training and experience, he has developed a balanced approach to the use of surgical interventions and values the importance of non-operative care when customizing a comprehensive treatment plan with his patients, designed to improve the quality of their lives.

  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Merit – United States Naval Academy
  • AO Spine Fellowship— University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center
  • Residency—Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
  • Internship—Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery – Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Division Head, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery – Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Attending, Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Naval Medical Center, San Diego
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • Clinical Instructor – Community Outreach Prevention and Education Health Solutions
  • Operational Risk Management Instructor – US Department of Transportation
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor – United States Navy

After more than twenty years of military service, Dr. Glassman is excited to be practicing in Idaho, where he can enjoy hiking and camping in the great outdoors with his wife and children.

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