Specialties

Spine

Neurosurgery (Board certified since 2013)

At a Glance

  • 2009 Started practicing
  • 8 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Refai

Daniel Refai is the director of spinal oncology at the Emory Spine Center. Dr. Refai focuses on both intradural and extradural spinal tumors as well as metastatic and primary tumors of the spine. He performs complex spine tumor surgery and spine reconstruction surgery. He also directs the stereotactic radiosurgery division of the Emory Spine Center for spine tumor treatment. Dr. Refai's research interests include outcome analysis following surgery and radiosurgery for spine tumors. He has published extensively on the treatment of spinal disorders and has developed innovative multidisciplinary approaches for treatment. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society.

Dr. Refai completed neurosurgical residency at Washington University in Saint Louis under the tutelage of Ralph Dacey MD. He spent six months as a specialist registrar in neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He completed a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under Edward Benzel MD, Iain Kalfas MD, Gordon Bell MD, and others. He specializes in all aspects of complex spine surgery and is actively involved in clinical research. Dr. Refai enjoys teaching and has received numerous patient and medical education distinctions throughout his training.

My Clinical Interests

  • anterior lumbar interbody fusi
  • brain tumors
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cervical fusion
  • compression fractures
  • disc degeneration
  • discectomy
  • hemangioma
  • herniated disc
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lumbar decompression
  • lumbar disorders
  • lumbar fusion
  • microdiscectomy
  • microsurgery
  • osteomyelitis
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • posterior lumbar interbody fus
  • radiculopathy
  • sciatica
  • spinal implants
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal surgery
  • spinal trauma
  • spinal tumors
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • stereotactic surgery
  • thoracic fusion
  • vertebral fractures
  • vertebroplasty

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

INTERNSHIP

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

RESIDENCY

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-7000
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

INTERNSHIP

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

RESIDENCY

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO