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Josiah Orina M.D.

Dr. Orina graduated from Harvard University with honors in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from Emory University and completed his neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. Following residency, he completed an orthopaedic fellowship in complex spine surgery at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Orina enjoys all aspects of neurosurgery and holds clinical and research expertise in diseases of the spine. He specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions including degenerative disorders, spinal deformity, scoliosis, and reconstructive surgery. He works to ensure his patients have a thorough understanding of their disease and the best treatment options available to them, whether that be surgical or non-surgical therapy.

Areas of interest

  • Assessment of clinical outcomes in spine surgery
  • Value analysid of spine surgery


  • B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts 2004
  • M.D., Emory University, Atlanta Georgia 2009
  • Residency:

    • Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2015
    • Chief Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2015-2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Orthopaedic Complex Spine Surgery Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2016-2017
  • Certifications:

    • Completed USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3
    • Completed American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) written examination

Honors and awards

  • Harvard College Scholarship, 2002. Award given to students with excellent academic performance.
  • Cum Laude, Harvard University, 2004
  • Harvard Dean’s List, 2000-2004

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Association, Member, 2009-Present
  • Minnesota Medical Association, Member, 2009-Present
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member, 2009-Present
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member, 2009-Present
  • AOSpine North America, Member, 2014-Present
  • North American Spine Society, Member, 2016-Present

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