Dr. Scott Boden, MD

Dr. Scott Boden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Scott Boden, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic neck surgery, and more.Read his story

59 Executive Park South NE Ste 3000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Information

(404) 778-3350

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Boden performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Boden's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boden "Dr. Boden received his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed an Orthopaedic Residency at The George Washington University Medical Center, followed by a Spine Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. Dr. Boden is currently a tenured Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer (CMO/CQO) of The Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, and Emory Healthcare Physician Director of Strategy and Development for Orthopaedics & Spine Programs. He is also the Clinical Director of the Whitesides Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and has received many awards including the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research (4 times), The Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award, the North American Spine Society Outstanding Paper Award (7 times), and the AAOS/ORS Kappa Delta Research Award. He has received the Leon Wiltse Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of spine surgery from the North American Spine Society. Dr. Boden has authored over 175 peer-reviewed articles on spine and basic science topics as well as 30 chapters and 7 textbooks. Dr. Boden is Co-Editor of Seminars in Spine Surgery, a Deputy Editor of SPINE, and served many years as an Associate Editor for Basic Science for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Boden served as Secretary of the American Orthopaedic Association after serving on the Executive, Finance, Membership, and Critical Issues Committees for two years as a Member-at-Large. He served as AOA President in 2013-2014. He has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of The Orthopaedic Research Society, as President of The International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine in 2009, and as President of The Eastern Orthopaedic Association in 2007 of which he currently serves as Managing Director. Dr. Boden's basic research focus has centered on gaining an understanding of the biology of spine fusion healing and bone graft substitutes as well as the molecular control of bone formation and gene therapy applications for bone and intervertebral disc cartilage regeneration. His research is most recently focusing on the development of small molecules to promote bone and cartilage regeneration. He is a named inventor on over 30 issued patents. In 2012, Dr. Boden became a Founder and the Chief Medical, Science and Technology Officer of SkelRegen, a start-up company spun out of Emory University with the goal of developing small molecule technologies to promote the next generation of skeletal tissue regeneration solutions. Dr. Boden's interests also include innovative health care delivery strategies in a managed care environment and he is Founder and Chairmen of the National Spine Network, a collaboration of 25 Spine Centers of Excellence around the U.S. focusing on outcomes research and quality improvement. He has recently helped Emory to plan an open a free standing multidisciplinary Musculoskeletal Outpatient Center (2004) as well as an Orthopaedics & Spine Specialty Hospital (2008). The hospital was designed using an innovative model of patient and family centered care and consistently receives some of the highest patient satisfaction ratings of any hospital in the U.S. Dr. Boden most recently was the catalyst for an exciting long term partnership between Emory and the Atlanta Hawks NBA Basketball team to build a new Emory Sports Medicine Complex that will be the home of Emory Sports Medicine Center, Emory Physical Therapy, The Atlanta Hawks Practice Courts and basketball operations, and a Sports Science Performance Measurement and Research Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Boden "As Director of The Emory Spine Center for over 20 years, my approach is to listen carefully to the patient history (often as or more important than the MRI/imaging studies) to make an accurate diagnosis.  The next step is to offer as many treatment options as possible and involve the patient and their family in the decision making process.  Spine problems can be complicated and there is rarely only one option.  My goal is to help educate patients so they can choose the best option for their specific situation."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Case Western University Hospital-Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boden's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boden to family and friends
67 total reviews (37 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (47)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Boden's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (37)

After two back surgeries where I live in Naples, Fl that did not fix my problems, I went to Dr Boden for a second opinion. I was very impressed with how thorough Dr Boden and his Fellows were in my initial exam that I instantly felt they had my best interests in mind. My local surgeon gave me maybe...more
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I have a lot of respect for Dr. Boden and will recommend him to my family and friends. He is very up front and straight with the answers he gives you to your questions. He also explains the procedure that he is doing so that you can understand it. I think that I am very blessed that God put Dr....more
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He was attentive and answered all of my questions.
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Dr. Biden was very helpful in explaining my condition and what rehab would take place to get me back to normal .
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I think Dr Boden is the Best
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