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Dr. Iannotti Neuro and Spine Surgeon Phoenix and Peoria, AZ

Christopher A. Iannotti, MD, Ph.D., FAANS


Christopher Iannotti, MD, Ph.D., FAANS

Christopher A. Iannotti, MD, PhD, FAANS, of Arizona Neurosurgery and Spine At The CORE Institute, located in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona hails from St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned his MD and PhD with highest honors through St. Louis University School of Medicine. Before that, Dr. Iannotti received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr Iannotti completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, serving as chief resident during his final year. After completing his neurosurgical residency, he also completed a complex spinal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he trained with world-renowned experts in spine surgery, including Drs. Edward Benzel, Michael Steinmetz and Iain Kalfas.

Dr. Iannotti is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Dr. Iannotti’s clinical interests and expertise centers on the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and spine. In particular, he has extensive expertise in a comprehensive range of complex spine disorders, utilizing his fellowship training in state-of-the-art complex spine surgery, including image-guided spine surgery.

Dr. Iannotti has published numerous studies in leading journals and has written book chapters in neurosurgery and in spinal cord injury. He has performed extensive basic science and translational research in the area of spinal cord injury, having completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at St. Louis University School of Medicine and University of Louisville at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. His research examined the role of cell-based and small molecular growth-promoting strategies to repair the injured spinal cord. During his doctorate studies, he was awarded a research fellowship from the NIH- National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). During his residency, he received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Basic Science and Translational Research Fellowship. He has been a past recipient of the Synthes Award for Resident Research in Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury.

Dr. Iannotti is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is licensed by the Arizona Medical Board. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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