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​Adam S. Kanter, MD​

Associate Professor

Neurological Surgery

Director

Minimally Invasive Spine Program
Spine Fellowship Program

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lateral based approaches to the spine (XLIF)
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Artificial disc technology
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal cord regeneration
Adam S. Kanter, MD

Biography

Dr. Kanter is associate professor of neurological surgery and director of the Minimally Invasive Spine and fellowship programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Kanter received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia. He completed further subspecialty fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco and Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

He has received several honors and awards, including being named among America’s Top Doctors and Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors, and receiving a Patients’ Choice Award.

Dr. Kanter is recognized as a leading expert in lateral access surgical techniques and travels the globe to teach and lecture on the extreme lateral approach to minimally invasive interbody fusion.

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