Christopher Comey, MD

Christopher Comey, MD

About Dr. Christopher Comey

Christopher Comey, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon. As a part of the Advanced Neurosurgery Associates, he is thankful he gets to work with other great surgeons and provide expert care to the community he lives and works in. Dr. Comey loves working in the field of neurosurgery because of its complex and rigorous nature. When meeting with patients, he takes time to really listen to their concerns and complaints and finds its important to work with the patient when developing a treatment plan after a diagnosis is determined. Dr. Comey’s philosophy of care for his patients is conservative is best. He doesn’t want his patients to have to go through surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary, and then he wants to use minimally invasive procedures, when appropriate. One of his favorite parts of his job is seeing patients his patients come back excited about feeling better and showing him how they’ve been able to resume their activities.

Dr. Comey received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He went on to complete an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at The University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a fellowship at Emory University in the complex spine. He has many peer-reviewed articles and has presented at dozens of conferences. Dr. Comey holds a patent for the offset sleeve for interbody lumbar fusions.

When Dr. Comey isn’t caring for his patients, he enjoys traveling, biking, golf, music, exercising and antique cars. Another passion of his, is working with surgeons at Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Periodically he travels there to teach neurosurgical techniques to their surgeons. And when he isn’t traveling to Tanzania, he’s reviewing their cases with them on WhatsApp. He loves working with them and watching their techniques and skills progress.

Education & Training

  • Medical Degree, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Internship, General Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Board-certified, Neurological Surgery
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Physician Leadership
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeon
  • Trainer, TeamSTEPPS

Patent

  • Offset Sleeve for Interbody Lumbar Fusions

Special Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar radiculopathy
  • Cervical disk replacement
  • Fusion and non-fusion techniques for spinal stenosis
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical fusion
  • Ventriculo peritoneal shunts for hydrocephalus
  • Treatment of spasticity

Northside Hospital Provider Details

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