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Gregory M. Mundis Jr. MD

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Gregory M. Mundis Jr., M.D., is a spine surgeon specializing in spinal deformities of the cervical thoracic and lumbar spine for both pediatric and adult patients. These conditions include scoliosis, kyphosis, and sagittal plane deformities. He also has special interest in failed back surgery, helping those who have not seen the relief from their spine interventions. He also has extensive training in both minimally invasive spine surgery as well traditional reconstructive methods.

Dr. Mundis is also heavily involved in research and education. He currently is the co-director of the San Diego Spine Fellowships which trains two new spine surgeons every year. In addition he is very active in presenting his research and educating other surgeons in minimally invasive spine surgery and advanced surgical techniques at national and international meetings every year. His research is focused on minimally invasive reconstruction for scoliosis and the treatment of children with severe deformities. He is a member of the International Spine Study Group (ISSG), the largest multicenter study group, dedicated to prospective research of adult with spinal deformities. Learn more about Dr. Mundis’s work in research and development.

In addition to his clinical work and his dedication to research and education, Dr. Mundis is particularly passionate about his efforts in global outreach. Dr. Mundis takes numerous trips every year to underserved areas around the world. He has the opportunity to operate on children who otherwise would not have access to modern spine care, while also educating the national surgeons to make these surgeries more sustainable over time. Dr. Mundis is frequently joined by his wife and family on these trips as testament to their dedication to serving their community both locally and internationally.

Dr. Mundis believes strongly that his patients are an extension of his family. As a father of four children, and the son of missionary family, he believes that every encounter matters and that all patients deserve to have their story heard.

Awards and Honors
2011

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS AWARD

Evangel University, Springfield, MO

2008

GHAZI M. RAYAN RESEARCH AWARD

University of Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center

2008

ELECTED TO THE GOOD HUMANITARIAN HONOR SOCIETY

2007

WINNER OUTSTANDING CLINICAL RESEARCH PRESENTATION

“Post operative infections in fracture of the spine: A review of 340 consecutive cases at a level one trauma center.”

2006

WINNER OUTSTANDING CLINICAL RESEARCH PRESENTATION

“Incidence of Post-operative Infection in Acutely Stabilized Spine Fractures versus Elective Instrumented Spine Surgery.”

2003

ELFRIEDE TACHMAN MEMORIAL AWARD

University of Missouri School of Medicine

2001

Columbia MO MISSOURI CHAPTER AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

1st Place Podium Presentation
“Transmyocardial Revascularization- a two year follow up”

2000

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - Columbia RESEARCH DAY

1st Place Poster Presentation
“Cardiac Bypass surgery in patients with chronic renal failure on Dialysis”

1999

EVANGEL UNIVERSITY - OUTSTANDING GRADUATE

Science and Technology Department

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