Joshua Abrams, DO
SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Medical SchoolTouro University California
ResidencyMichigan State University
Joshua Abrams, DO is a fellowship-trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty including artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.
Dr. Abrams completed his orthopedic spine fellowship at Stanford University. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, as well as his internship in orthopedics. He gained additional spine training at both University of California Davis in Sacramento, California and at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Abrams earned his medical degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, where he was appointed both Vice President and President of the Student Body, as well as graduating with presidential honors. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in Washington, Dr. Abrams worked at the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.
Dr. Abrams is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). He has volunteered his orthopedic services overseas in Costa Rica and Guatemala, and has served as a team physician for local high schools. Dr. Abrams has received numerous awards for his research and presentations. Dr. Abrams continues to engage in educational courses that allow him to provide excellence in patient care.
Research & Experience
Publications & Presentations
Arizona Sports Medicine Society Lecture Presentation, Total Disc Arthroplasty and
Degenerative Disc Disease, Rio Vista Recreation Center, Peoria, AZ. March 2012.
Arachnoid Ossificans containing metaplastic hematopoietic marrow. IEP
Award Finalist. North American Spine Society, Chicago. Podium
Presentation. November 2011.
Treatment of Facet Cysts with Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication with
X‐Stop. Abrams J, Hsu K, Kondrashov D, Zucherman J. Journal of Spinal
Disorders and Techniques. In Press.
Complications of the Lateral Transpsoas Approach for Lumbar Interbody
Arthrodesis. Clinical Orthopedic and Related Research. September 23,
2011. Sofianos D, Briseno M, Abrams J, Patel A.