The multidisciplinary UC Davis Spine Center operates in collaboration with the Orthopaedic Spine service. This service is involved in the management of all acute injuries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and handles primary surgical management of degenerative spinal disorders, as well as infections and tumors. The service has three major components, each directed by an attending orthopaedic surgeon: (1) treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis in children, including patients with myelodysplasia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, osteogenesis imperfecta and congenital malformation; (2) adult spinal deformities, spinal cord injury and spine trauma; and (3) adult degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine and spine trauma.

Before, during and after surgery

Back and neck pain can be just mildly irritating—or it can interfere with your day-to-day activities and prevent you from living a healthy, full life. Spine Services at UC Davis Health treats all types of back, neck, and spine-related pain and disorders. This includes common to the most complex problems.


Orthopaedic Spine Faculty

Eric O. Klineberg, M.D., M.S.
Vice Chair of Administration
Co-Director of the UCD Spine Center
Chief of Service 

Yashar Javidian

Yashar Javidan, M.D.
Associate Professor
Spine Fellowship Director

Hai Le, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Nurse Practitioners

Colleen Weaver, M.S.N., NP-C

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School:
University of California, Davis in 2002 

Jina Thomas, M.S.N., NP-C

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Graduate School:
Samuel Merritt University, California in 2008

Patient Stories

The Orthopaedic Spine Service is thankful for the appreciation and gratitude we receive from our patients. 

Make your appointment today

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Fax: 916-734-6493


Help choosing a UC Davis doctor:

800-2-UC-DAVIS or 800-282-3284


Physicians, refer a patient:
800-4-UC-DAVIS or 800-482-3284

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