Certifications

  • Diplomate, The American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Spine Surgery

Reginald Davis, M.D., FACS

Director of Clinical Research, Neurosurgeon

Profile Overview

He was on the elite medical team that performed the 22-hour, historic surgery to successfully separate conjoined twins at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. But Dr. Reginald Davis isn’t resting on those lofty laurels for even a minute. If anything, it’s ignited his insatiable interest for medical advances — knowing what he uncovers today may help more people enjoy quality lives in the future. This spirit of innovation comes to life with each clinical trial Dr. Davis performs as Director of Clinical Research at Laser Spine Institute. His thoughtful, methodical approach serves as the formidable foundation to help him identify, evaluate and implement new technologies in ambulatory spine surgery.

His drive to deliver exceptional care is firmly rooted in the research he conducts. And it’s what allows Dr. Davis to expertly analyze patient outcomes. By continually challenging the status quo, he designs clinical trials to address any questions that may result from his findings. It’s proved to be the moral compass by which Dr. Davis directs each step he takes, propelling his passion for patient care to the highest levels possible.

Dr. Davis stays connected to those who share his passion to innovate with his active involvement in numerous professional societies like the Florida Neurosurgical Society and the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Publications

NEUROSURGICAL FOCUS
Davis RJ, Maxwell JH, Delamarter R, Wingate JK, Sherman J, Welch W, Cheng BC, Awad TE, Sherman J, Macenski MM: “Clinical Outcomes of the Dynesys Dynamic Neutralization System: One-Year Preliminary Results.” Neurosurgical Focus, 22:E8 1-8. 2007. PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLE

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY
Arnold P, Boswell S, McMahon J: “Threaded Interbody fusion cage for adjacent segment degenerative disease after pervious anterior cervical fusion.” Sugical Neurology. 2008

MOTION PRESERVATION SURGERY OF THE SPINE
Davis RJ: “Lumbar Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System, Pedicle Screw Based: Dynesys.” In Yue JJ, Bertagnoli R, McAfee P, An H (eds) Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies of the Spine. 2008. BOOK CHAPTER

JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS AND TECHNIQUES
Fayyazi AH, Ordway NR, Park SA, Fredrickson BE, Yuan HA: “Radiostereometric Analysis of Postoperative Motion Following Application of Dynesys Dynamic Posterior Stabilization for Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.” The Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2010

INNOVATIONS IN SPINAL RECONSTRUCTION
Welch WC, Gerzten PC, Cheng C, Maxwell JH: “Dynesys Spinal Instrumentation System.” In Lewandrowski KU, McCain PF, Kortas IH, Yazaemski MJ, Trantolo DJ: Innovations in Spinal Reconstruction: Clinical examples of Applied Basic Science, Biomechanics and Engineering. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis. 2010. BOOK CHAPTER

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
Davis RJ, et al. “Cervical Total Disc Replacement with the Mobi-C Cervical Arti cial Disc Compared with Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Treatment of 2-Level Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Clinical Trial.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. ePublish. 9/6/2013

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPINE SURGERY
Hisey MS, et al. “Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Investigational Device Exemption Study Comparing Mobi-C® Cervical Arti cial Disc to Anterior Discectomy and Fusion in the Treatment of the Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease in the Cervical Spine.” International Journal of Spine Surgery. 8/2014

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
Davis RJ: “Subsequent Surgery Rates After Cervical Total Disc Replacement Using a Mobi-C Cervical Disc Prosthesis Versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial With Five-Year Follow-Up.” Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016