Faculty - Spine
Mark Palumbo, M.D.
Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Dr. Palumbo's Professional Papers
Dr. Palumbo received his B.A. and his Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University. He completed his internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his orthopaedic residency at Brown University. His post-graduate training has also included an Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. Jesse Jupiter and a Spine Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Henry Bohlman. His clinical practice focuses on the cervical spine. He is also trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques and has published extensively on a wide range of adult spinal disorders.
Phillip Lucas, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Lucas is a graduate of Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. His internship and residency at Brown University was followed by a spine fellowship at the University of Toronto. In 1981 the Department of Orthopaedics established the Division of Spine Surgery under the direction of Dr. Lucas. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery. His research interests are in spinal fusion and minimal invasive procedures of the spine.
Alexander Robertson, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Alexander Robertson is a clinical assistant professor at the Brown University School of Medicine, having joined University Orthopedics, Inc. in 2004. He has admitting privileges at The Miriam hospital, Newport Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.
He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. At the conclusion of his orthopedic residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Robertson completed a spine fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Robertson treats all disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. These conditions include herniated disks, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, instability, deformity, tumor, trauma, and infection. His special interests include biologic enhancement of bone fusion, minimally invasive spinal procedures, and total disc replacement.