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Aaron Clark


Minimally invasive spine surgeon and avid surfer

Dr. Aaron Clark is a neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive outpatient procedures for lumbar and cervical herniated discs and stenosis, as well as minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery. These procedures are associated with shorter recovery times and less postoperative pain than standard surgeries, and almost all patients can return home the same day.

Clark earned his medical and postdoctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, where he developed his interest in spine surgery and began publishing research on spinal oncology, spine biomechanics, spinal deformities and neurophysiological monitoring during spine surgery. In 2014, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery at the Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Foley, a pioneer of minimally invasive spine surgery.

  • Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery , 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am passionate about providing my patients with the most minimally invasive surgical solutions to treat their spinal disorders.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    350 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    349 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    348 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    338 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    347 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    347 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    349 Ratings