David M. Jackson, MD

David M. Jackson, MD


Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Board Certified

Medical School

Drexel University of College of Medicine


University of Maryland


University of Maryland



Scottsdale Clinic

8952 E Desert Cove Ave, Suite 113
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260


West Phoenix Clinic

9321 W Thomas Rd Suite 205
Phoenix, AZ, 85037


David Jackson, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He subscribes to a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of conditions of the spine.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Jackson cared for patients in Northern California at the Spine Care Medical Group. He strongly believes that physical therapy, pain management, therapeutic injections, bracing and other modalities are central to the treatment of his patients and he works closely with therapists, pain management providers and other physicians to insure that his patients get the most comprehensive treatments available, tailored to their needs. When surgery is indicated Dr. Jackson provides the latest treatment of degenerative, traumatic and sports related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as spinal deformities caused by tumors, infection and spinal cord or other neurologic injuries or conditions. He has a considerable experience in less invasive techniques of the cervical and lumbar spine as well as traditional open and major reconstructive surgical techniques for patients with advanced deformities or those in need of revision surgery after failed spinal procedures.

Dr. Jackson received his fellowship and residency program in spinal surgery at the University of Maryland and Maryland Shock Trauma Center. During his fellowship, he gained significant experience treating critically ill and injured patients, and was involved in cutting-edge spine research and advanced medical procedures. Dr. Jackson received his medical training at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where he was a student of much distinction. At Drexel, Dr. Jackson graduated at the top of his class and was elected to national honor societies including the Pathologist’s Chairman’s Honor Society and the prestigious and extremely competitive Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed his undergraduate training at New England’s Quinnipiac University, where he graduated cum laude.

Dr. Jackson has been active in research throughout his training and career. He has published multiple textbook chapters, completed multiple biomechanical studies and his many research endeavors have won awards from both the Maryland Orthopedic Association and The American College of Spine Surgery. He continues to actively pursue his research interests with a current focus on developing new techniques for safer and less invasive cervical and thoracolumbar instrumentation. 


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Meyers WC,  Jackson DM, deCaestecker JE,  Castellanos AE.  Anatomy of the Biliary Tree and Gallbladder Gastrointestinal Disease: An Endoscopic Approach, Second Addition.  Slack Publications. 2002.

Zlotolow DA, Jackson DM, Pellegrini VD Jr. Interference screw fixation versus Pulvertaft weave in a simulated early-motion suspensionplasty protocol. J Hand Surg Am. 2011. Epub 2011 Apr 12. PMID: 21489719.

Jackson DM, Karp J, Anderson DG; Gelb D, Ludwig S. A Novel Radiographic Targeting Guide for Percutaneous Placement of Transfacet Screws in the Cervical Spine with Limited Fluoroscopy: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.  SMISS/SAS E-J. 2011.

Jackson DM, Amorosa LF, Heller JG, Ludwig SC.  Complications Associated with Dorsal Cervical Instrumentation. In: Benzel EC, ed. The Cervical Spine, 5th Edition. Cervical Spine Research Society, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

O'Brien J, Haines C, Dooley Z, Turner AL, Jackson DM. Femoral Nerve Strain at L4-5 is Minimized by Hip Flexion and Increased by Table Break when Performing Lateral Interbody Fusion. Spine, 2013. (Accepted for Publication)


“Biotenodesis Screw Fixation Versus Pulvertaft Weave in a Simulated Early Motion Suspensionplasty 

Protocol.” Presented at Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting,  ASSH Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, 2008.

“Percutaneous Placement of Transfacet Screws in the Subaxial Cervical Spine: 

A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.”   American College of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, 2010.

“A Novel Radigraphic Targeting Technique for Percutaneous Placement of Transfacet Screws in the Cervical Spine: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.”  Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, 2010.

“A Novel Radigraphic Targeting Technique for Percutaneous Placement of Transfacet Screws in the Cervical Spine: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.”  Society for Global Spine Congress; Barcelona, Spain, 2011. 


Jackson DM, O’Toole R, Egleseder WA, Zadnik, M; Ambulatory Aid with Step Counter. US Patent # 7775227; 8/2010