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Luis Kolb, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery Spine

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Luis Kolb, MD

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Dr. Luis Kolb is a neurosurgeon that specializes in spine disorders. He completed his medical school at Yale School of Medicine after which he remained in New Haven, CT where he finished a neurosurgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After his neurosurgical training, he remained on staff and completed a CAST and AO Spine accredited post-residency fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Kolb's practice is predominantly spinal surgery and includes cervical and thoracolumbar deformity reconstruction, oncology, trauma, degenerative disease, and complex revision surgery. His research interests focus on clinical outcomes of spinal surgery, as well as genetic diseases that influence spinal pathology. He particularly focuses on revision surgeries or complex cases. His subspecialty interests include surgical outcomes, spinal biomechanics, spinal oncology, spinal deformity, and minimally invasive spinal techniques. He has taught numerous courses, published several research papers and book chapters in neurosurgical and spine disorders.

Dr. Kolb completed his undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in both fields of Biomedical Engineering, and in Romance Languages and Literature. Dr. Kolb is a member of numerous organizations including in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section, American Medical Association, AO Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and European Association of Neurological Societies.

Clinical Interests: Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, Idiopathic Scoliosis-adolescent, Degenerative Scoliosis, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Artificial Discs, Degenerative Spondyloisthesis, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Computer Enhanced Navigation: Image Guided Spine Surgery, Postural Kyphosis (Roundback of Spine)-child, Lumbar Stenosis, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), Cervical Stenosis, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Scoliosis-child, Spondylolisthesis-child, Cervical Myelopathy, Herniated Disc, Spondylolysis, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, Neck Sprain, ALIF, DLIF, PLIF, TLIF, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Neck Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Fracture, Spine

Education & Training

  • Instructor - Complex Spine Fellowship
    Yale- New Haven Hospital (2017)
  • Neurosurgical Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • Chief Resident - Neurosurgery
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2009)
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering (2002)

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