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Edward Dohring, MD


Edward J Dohring, MD.  Dr. Dohring is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Medical School, and completed his Spine Surgery training at the Spine Institute of New England and at the University of Washington Harborview Hospital in Seattle. He was introduced to Arizona during two years as a surgeon with the Indian Health Service. In 1998 he founded the Spine Institute of Arizona, a ten physician multidisciplinary group practice which provides chiropractic, physical therapy, pain management, and surgical care for patients. Dr. Dohring is Clinical Professor at the Midwestern College of Medicine, and is Director of the Spine Institute’s year-long Spine Surgery Fellowship program, which has trained over 25 spine surgeons in the newest minimally invasive and navigation- based surgery techniques, some of which he helped research and develop. Dr. Dohring is the incoming President of the North American Spine Society, the world’s largest organization of spine care professionals, which has over 7,000 surgical and 3,000 non- surgical spine specialist members. He is a co-author of the national standard nomenclature guide to reading and reporting spinal MRIs.  Dr. Dohring has a special interest in worker’s compensation patients and medical-legal consulting, and was the primary spine consultant for the ICA regarding the 2017 adoption of the ODG with regard to the care of in Arizona’s injured workers.