Griffin Baum M.D.,M.Sc.

Griffin R. Baum M.D., M.Sc. is a fellowship-trained, board-certified spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Baum specializes in pediatric and adult scoliosis surgery as well as complex and revision spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Having trained Columbia University Medical Center for his Orthopaedic Spine Surgery fellowship, Dr. Baum has advanced expertise in neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery and has distinguished himself as a leading spine surgeon in New York City and now in the Florida Panhandle. He is licensed in the State of New York and the State of Florida

Dr. Baum completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by residency in Neurological Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in his final year of training. He also obtained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research from the Emory Laney Graduate school during his residency. From there, he went on to complete the prestigious Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center. After the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Baum worked at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City for 5 years, serving as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hofstra/Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell Health and the Associate Program Director for the Northwell Neurosurgery Residency Training Program based in Manhasset, New York.

Dr. Baum’s expertise enables him to utilize advanced techniques in Spine Surgery to care for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, early onset and congenital scoliosis, congenital spondylolysis, adult degenerative scoliosis, cervical spinal deformity, adult idiopathic scoliosis, adult spinal deformity, failed back surgery syndrome, and iatrogenic spinal deformity after spinal fusion surgery. Dr. Baum stands at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques and is committed to employing advanced technology such as neuronavigation, spinal robotics, and spinal exoscopy to improve the lives of all patients with scoliosis, spinal deformity, and all other spine conditions. In addition to open surgical techniques, Dr. Baum has special expertise in motion-preserving techniques such as disc arthroplasty (spinal disc replacement) and cervical laminoplasty, as well as minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic discectomy and minimally invasive interbody fusion.

Dr. Baum has distinguished himself as a clinical researcher and innovator with peer-reviewed articles and book chapters published in journals such as: Spinal Deformity, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, World Neurosurgery and The Global Spine Journal. His historical research efforts have focused on video technology, leveraging data to improve patient outcomes, and predictive analytics for minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Baum’s involvement in biomedical research and applied science enables him to apply current technologies to provide state-of-the-art care for each patient with a spinal disorder. Along with his clinical and research proficiency, Dr. Baum is personally committed to leveraging technology to make sure patients are receiving tailored, timely communication. Dr. Baum serves on the medical advisory board of Playback Health, a mobile-app based physician and patient communication technology. Playback Health is a patient-facing communication platform that exists solely to improve the methods of personal interaction between patient and physician and between physicians and other healthcare providers. Dr. Baum also greatly enjoys cooking and has published a cookbook in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen called “The Healthy Back Kitchen” which can be found on the America’s Test Kitchen website or on Amazon. In his free time, you can find Dr. Baum with his wife, daughter, extended family and their Golden Retriever around the kitchen or a wood-burning fire listening to classic rock vinyl records.