2021 Presidential Guest Speaker

Scott D. Boden, MD

Dr. Boden is an orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience specializing in spine surgery. He is Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Boden is a researcher on such topics as spinal fusion and clinical outcomes relating to spinal disorders. He has taught courses on back and neck pain treatment and frequently lectures on orthopedic spine research. He has authored hundreds of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals and is the co-author of numerous books, including Operative Techniques and Spine Surgery and Low Back and Neck Pain.

Dr. Boden is an EOA Past President and the current Managing Director. He has also served as President of the American Orthopaedic Association and International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Throughout his career Dr. Boden has served on various committees within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the North American Spine Society. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Spine, Contemporary Spine Surgery, and Spine Surgery Today.