Daniel Refai, M.D.

Daniel  Refai, M.D.
Emory Clinic

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Specialties:
Neurological Surgery
Spine
Areas of Clinical Interest:
anterior lumbar interbody fusi
carpal tunnel syndrome
cervical fusion
compression fractures
disc degeneration
discectomy
herniated disc
kyphoplasty
kyphosis
laminectomy
laminoplasty
lumbar decompression
lumbar disorders
lumbar fusion
microdiscectomy
microsurgery
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
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Ortho & Spine Center
59 Executive Pk South Ste 3000
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 778-7000
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.

Year Started Practicing: 2009
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2010
Education:
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
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