Kourosh Tavanaiepour

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, D.O.

Assistant Professor; Chief, Division Of Adult Spine; Medical Director, Spinal Surgery; Medical Director, Spine Center; Medical Director, Spine Neuro-Oncology Program; Program Director, Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program

Department: Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 383-1022

About Kourosh Tavanaiepour

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, D.O., is a UF assistant professor of neurosurgery and a UF Health neurosurgeon in Jacksonville, Florida. He is medical director of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center and specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery and neurological surgery. Clinical interests include treatment of all types of spine disorders, from chronic back pain to complex conditions such as adult scoliosis. Other conditions treated include intervertebral disc disease, spinal tumors and spine deformities.

Additional Positions:
2021 – Current · Division of Adult Spine
Program Director
2020 – Current · Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program
Medical Director
2019 – Current · UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center
Medical Director
2019 – Current · Spine Neuro-Oncology Program
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
2017 – Current · University of Florida
Medical Director
2017 – Current · Spinal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
    American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Cervical Herniated Disk
  • Herniated disk
  • Lumbar Herniated Disk
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Tumor


Halo vest immobilization – an institutional review of safety in acute cervical spine injury from 2013 to 2017.
British journal of neurosurgery. 35(5):639-642 [DOI] 10.1080/02688697.2021.1947976. [PMID] 34319211.
Acute recurrent bradycardia with evoked potential loss during transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Anaesthesia reports. 8(1):63-66 [DOI] 10.1002/anr3.12049. [PMID] 33163964.
Combined Posterior-Anterior Interbody Fusion in the Management of Traumatic Lumbosacral Dissociation: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Cureus. 12(2) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.7089. [PMID] 32226690.
Spontaneous Cerebral Spinal Fluid Rhinorrhea with Meningocele Secondary to Congenital Foramen Rotundum Defect: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Asian journal of neurosurgery. 15(1):187-189 [DOI] 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_228_19. [PMID] 32181200.
Surgically Treated de Novo Cervicomedullary Arachnoid Cyst in Symptomatic Adult Patient.
World neurosurgery. 116:329-332 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.046. [PMID] 29777892.
Management of severe traumatic flexion-distraction injuries in a multisystem trauma patient: A case report.
Trauma case reports. 5:18-23 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcr.2016.09.009. [PMID] 29942850.


Mar 2024 ACTIVE
Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator


Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship
2017 · University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Neurological Surgery Residency
2016 · Hackensack University Medical Center
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
2010 · Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Details

(904) 383-1022
Business Mailing:
UF Department of Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
580 W 8TH ST
Business Street:
UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
580 West 8th Street
8th Floor, Tower I
Jacksonville FL 32209