Kenneth Hood

Spine Services

Phone: 623-242-1231
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4.8 out of 5
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Specialty: Spine Services

Dr. Hood completed his surgical training within the University of California system including Riverside and San Diego. His special skills include spinal microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is dedicated to the treatment of degenerative, traumatic and pathological spine conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Hood has published several book chapters and journal articles. Dr. Hood emphasizes the importance of non-surgical management prior to considering surgery for most patients. For patients who require surgery, he is able to offer highly-advanced and compassionate care.

Dr. Hood also cares for spine trauma patients at the Abrazo West Campus with emergent conditions including:


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Peer Reviewed Articles

1. Kemppainen JW, Hood KA, Roocfroft JH, Schlechter JA, Edmonds EW. Incomplete Follow-up after Growth Modulation Surgery: Incidence and Associated Complications. J Peds Orthop. 2016;36(5):516-520

2. Basho R, Hood KA. Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty. Global Spine J. 2012;2(2):105-108.

3. Shridharani S, Munroe BA, Hood KA. Complications of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. Sem in Spine Surg 2017;29(2):118-122.

Book Chapters

1. Hood KA, Shridharani S. Chapter 19 – Thoracic Spine Surgical Approaches. In: Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine, 7th Edition. Steven R. Garfin, MD, Frank Eismont, MD, Gordon Bell, MD, Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, and Chris Bono, M.D, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017.

Professional Affiliations / Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • AO Spine of North America
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Candidate Member (2014)
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery


Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Riverside University Health System Medical Center,Moreno Valley, CA
Spine Fellowship: University Of California San Diego

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Jan 20, 2021
Very attentive and nice.