Dr. Mesfin is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon who has been in practice for 10 years. His areas of special interest, expertise, and research include:
- Benign and malignant primary spine tumors and metastatic spine disease
- Adult scoliosis/Kyphosis
- Spinal stenosis/Disc herniations
- Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL)
- Spine trauma
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Cervical disc replacement and laminoplasty
An active and widely published researcher, he has published more than 200 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, Spine, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has also been an invited lecturer in more than 15 countries.
The focus of Dr. Mesfin’s approach to caring for patients includes educating patients and their families about their diagnoses and options using the latest research so they can be partners in decisions about their care. Before recommending surgery, he exhausts all other treatment options. Dr. Mesfin is fluent in English, French, and Amharic.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps in the U.S. and Afghanistan, reaching the rank of major.
When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, long distance running, and tennis.
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
Fellowship Program: Columbia University (2003)
Residency Program: Howard University Hospital (2001)
Internship Program: Howard University Hospital (1998)
Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University (1996)