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Jim A Youssef, MD
Jim A Youssef, MD
Durango Orthopedic Associates and Spine Colorado1 Mercado St
Durango, CO 81301
Fax (970) 259-6045
Call To Schedule an Appointment (970) 382-9500
Jim A. Youssef, MD is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, which is the highest level of training for a spine surgeon in the United States. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, fracture care, complex spinal disorders and alternatives to bony fusion in spine surgery. Dr. Youssef is the co-founder of SpineColorado, a multidisciplinary comprehensive facility, which focuses on the treatment of spinal disorders by combining the latest in non-operative and operative techniques.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. His doctor of medicine was achieved at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine in 1991. Dr. Youssef completed his internship in general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1992 and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1996. His fellowship in spine surgery was completed at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 1997.
Besides a busy clinical practice, Dr. Youssef oversees an active research department. He has participated in several IDE/FDA clinical trials and has published his research in peer review journals. Such research activity allows Dr. Youssef to remain on technology’s cutting edge and consistently develops and applies novel methods to treat spinal disorders.
Dr. Youssef is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopedic Trauma Association, the American Medical Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association and AO/ASIF International Spine. He is an editor for several peer review journals. He is the co-founder of the Emerging Technologies Course and actively participates in teaching spine surgery courses.
Dr. Youssef is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, fly-fishing, golf and tennis. He and his wife, Melissa, have three children; Natalie, Nathan and Amina.