• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Committees / Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Jon Kimball, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Profile Overview

Dr. Kimball knows there is hope for those who struggle with chronic pain. His optimism is justified. He has seen patient after patient, initially isolated by the pain that permeates every fiber of their being, become whole and re-engage in an active life. Being part of the team that facilitates this type of transformation makes him feel very fortunate.

Very early in his career, during his surgical residency at the University of Florida, Dr. Kimball recognized the value of minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients feel better faster. Advancing the practice of minimally invasive spine surgery became his passion. He thoughtfully selected a series of postgraduate fellowships to first master the traditional open approaches to complex spine deformity and then translate his knowledge of anatomy to minimally invasive spine surgery. His breadth of training and practice allows him to consider a variety of surgical options for each patient, research approaches and collaborate with experts around the world. This reflects his commitment to quality evidence-based medicine.

Over the span of his career, Dr. Kimball has taught residents and fellows, treated professional football and basketball athletes and held multiple leadership roles. Yet the title he is most appreciative of is the one that doesn’t come with any fancy degrees — father. Dr. Jon Kimball’s humble and devoted disposition is just one of the reasons he is part of Laser Spine Institute’s surgical team. You can see his compassion shine through in each of his patient interactions.


Bassewitz H, Kimball J, Holly L, Wang JC. Anterior or Posterior Approach for Cervical Myelopathy. SpineLine. 2009;10(2):18-21.

Horodyski M, Weight M, Conrad B, Bearden B, Kimball J, Rechtine G. Motion Generated in the Unstable Lumbar Spine During Hospital bed Transfers. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. 2009;22(1):45-48.