Delivering long-term solutions to spine problems

Ohio State Spine Care has multiple specialists, diagnostic tools and treatment options housed in one center to care for your spine. The goal of our multidisciplinary team is to help patients return to normal function by providing both non-surgical and surgical solutions to simple and complex spine problems. As part of the Ohio State Neurological Institute, our team is constantly exploring novel approaches for some of the most difficult spine-related medical challenges. Advanced care is offered for congenital, deformity, degenerative, and traumatic spinal disorders.


Our team includes board certified, fellowship-trained pain management experts, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurologists. Our surgeons perform more complex spine surgeries than any other medical center in central Ohio. We collaborate with our physical therapists, radiologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, psychologists and nurse practitioners—each who specialize in spine disorders and injuries—to restore you to maximum function.

Patients benefit from the insights and expertise of an entire clinical team that will diagnose the source of pain and help achieve the highest level of function possible with the least-invasive treatment. Patients also have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research and clinical trials through our associations with national and international spine organizations.

Research and Clinical Trials

Research and Clinical Trials

Our Leaders

Weaver Tristan

Tristan Weaver, MD

Director, Ohio State Spine Care

In addition to his clinical practice at Ohio State Spine Care, Dr. Weaver is on the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology. His focus is on the comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with acute and chronic pain. His work at Ohio State Spine Care includes evaluation, management and non-surgical therapies including neuromodulation for pain due to spinal and non-spinal conditions as a result of central nervous system injury or diseases.

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Safdar Khan, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine

Safdar Khan, MD, specializes in complex spinal surgery, helping patients with scoliosis and spinal stenosis using spine fusion therapy. He also performs reconstructive surgeries for patients with severe spine damage due to an accident or chronic condition. His research interests include tri-planar osteotomy, stem cell research and total disk replacement for adult and pediatric spinal deformities.



Stephen Anderson, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Anesthesiology Pain Management
Nasir Hussain, MD

Nasir Hussain, MD

  • Anesthesiology
    Anesthesiology Pain Management

Jonathan Karnes, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Division of Spine

Jayesh Vallabh, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Anesthesiology Pain Management

Our Advanced Practice Providers