Dr. Jean-Jacques Abitbol, is founder of California Spine Group located in San Diego California. He is a past president of North American Spine Society and the Federation of Spine Associates. He has served on their boards as well as the board of the Cervical Spine Research Society. He has also served as examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Abitbol served as an editorial reviewer for The Spine Journal and Spine. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Spine Education Research Center of the North American Spine Society in Chicago Illinois.
Dr. Abitbol’s interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation spinal technologies, spinal biologics, as well as complex cervical spine surgery. He was a national lead investigator for a cervical arthroplasty device from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Abitbol has authored more than 70 original articles and abstracts. Additionally, he has authored more than 30 book chapters in spine. He is the current holder of numerous spinal patents.
Dr. Abitbol has received numerous awards for his research including the Orthopedic Research Society, Young Investigator Award. He twice received the North American Spine Society award for Outstanding Spine Research, and the Cervical Spine Research Society award for Outstanding Spine Research. He was also the recipient of the Best Resident Research award at McGill University. He has presented his research and is invited to speak worldwide on a regular basis.
Dr. Abitbol is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons-Orthopedics. He completed his spine fellowship being mentored by Dr. John Kostuik at Mount Sinai and Toronto General Hospital in Toronto Canada.