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Phoenix, AZ

Justin S. Field, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Desert Institute for Spine Care

Justin S. Field, M.D. has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional.

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Justin S. Field is a distinguished surgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the course of his fifteen years career, Field has established himself as one of the top Orthopedic Spinal Surgeons in his region. He currently practices with the Desert Institute for Spine Care, where he specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and motion sparing technologies.

Field showed promise as a doctor early on as a medical student at Tulane University. While earning his degree, he was accepted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and won a number of academic awards including the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Outstanding Medical Student Award and the McGraw-hill National Anatomy Award. He finished in the top one percent of his class and was subsequently accepted to the prestigious residency program in Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University.

Since completing his training with a fellowship in spine surgery at The Spin Institute in Santa Monica, Dr. Field has garnered a reputation as one of the most skilled and compassionate spinal surgeons in the Southwest. At the Desert Institute he is known for his expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and motion sparing technologies, such as cervical and lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement, as well as non-fusion stabilization. In addition he has extensive training in adult deformity correction and treatment.

As a leader in his industry, Dr. Field is renowned not only for his surgical skills, but also his research and writing. He is an FDA Trial Investigator and has investigated many different spinal conditions and treatments, including Cervicore and Flexicore artificial disc replacement, and Coflex for lumbar stabilization. He has also authored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

After a decade-and-a-half dedicated to medicine, Dr. Field’s career continues to gain momentum. Recently named one of Phoenix’s Top 10 Doctors by, as well as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by Patient’s Choice, he envisions a bright future for himself and his patients.


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Dr. Justin S. Field graduated magna cum laude with a major in Philosophy and minor in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, where he also served as Vice President of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University. He then earned his medical degree at Tulane University. He completed both his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University. He completed a spine surgery fellowship at The Spine Institute in Santa Monica, California. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Field is a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS),  Maricopa County Medical Society, American Medical Association, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, and the Arizona Orthopedic Association, where he has been a Maricopa Representative since 2014.

Dr. Field has received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his career. He was recognized by his peers to be one of the top Phoenix spine surgeons in 2009 and from 2011 to 2015, as well as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors by Patient’s Choice. He was also voted one of the Top 10 Specialists and Top 10 Doctors in Phoenix in 2014, and one of Phoenix Metro Area's Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeon Specialists by Vitals. He also received numerous academic and research related awards and honors while in medical school.

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