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Chad M. Patton, MD, MS

Dr. Chad Patton is board-certified and fellowship trained in Spine Surgery. He is the Medical Director of Luminis Health Spine Surgery. Dr. Patton specializes in the surgical treatment of spine-related disorders, including degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, compression fractures, spinal tumors, as well as adult scoliosis and spinal deformity. He has over a decade of experience using a variety of surgical approaches ranging from minimally invasive, same-day surgical procedures to computer navigated spinal fusions and spinal reconstructions.

Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Patton completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. He subsequently obtained a Master of Science degree (stem cell treatment of spinal cord injury) and Medical Degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Patton then completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Vermont School of Medicine. Prior to moving to Annapolis, he was selected for an additional year of fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine where he worked with both Orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons.

Dr. Patton graduated medical school as a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society and has a strong background in research. As a resident, his orthopaedic trauma research was awarded top honors in the New England region, and nationally recognized by the American College of Surgeons. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific research papers and currently his interests focus on measuring patient outcomes (improvements in quality of life and function) after spine surgery. His research publications can be found here:

Dr. Patton is an active member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO Spine North America (teaching faculty), and the North American Spine Society (former chair, NASS Public Relations Committee; member, NASS Advocacy Council).

Dr. Patton lives in the Annapolis area and enjoys listening to music on the water or next to a fire pit, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.


Vitamin D in Orthopaedics. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2012.
Psychological Distress in a Department of Veteran's Affairs Spine Patient Population. The Spine Journal, 2011.

Vanderbilt University
Medical School
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Utah
University of Vermont
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

When surgery is indicated, Dr Patton prefers less invasive procedures, including:
Minimally invasive lumbar surgery
Lateral approach fusion surgery (XLIF)
Microdiscectomy for herniated discs
Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures

Common Spinal Conditions:
Lumbar spinal stenosis
Disc herniations
Osteoporotic compression fractures
Cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy
Adult scoliosis and spinal deformity
Metastatic and primary spinal tumors
Acute and chronic back pain
Spinal trauma and fractures
Complex revision spinal surgery


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