About Robert F. McLain, MD
Robert F. McLain, MD is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities, low back pain, infections, trauma, and tumors of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
Recruited to the Clinic in 1997, Dr. McLain is trained in both microsurgical and minimally invasive techniques. Before coming to the Clinic Dr. McLain was Director of the Spine Care Center at the University of California, Davis, and Chairman of the Back and Neck Subcommittee for the Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence at UC Davis.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. McLain is recognized as one of the outstanding young researchers in the area of spinal disease and reconstruction, and directs the Spine Research Program at the Cleveland Clinic. He has written over 80 articles for scientific journals and textbooks, and he serves as an Associate Editor for Spine, the international journal for spine surgery.
In 1992 he was awarded the North American Traveling Fellowship, and in 1995 he received the prestigious American-British-Canadian Exchange Fellowship of the American Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. McLain is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Association.
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