Anthony Guanciale, MD

Professor of Clinical

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Anthony Guanciale, MD

Anthony Guanciale, MD, a distinguished physician at UC Health, is renowned for his commitment to patients with spinal diseases and disorders. With an unwavering dedication to helping individuals regain their quality of life, Dr. Guanciale embodies a philosophy of care centered on attentive listening and providing the best possible treatment.

Deep Expertise in Spine Conditions Including Traumatic Injuries and Degenerative Disorders

Dr. Guanciale possesses expertise in several critical areas of spinal health, including sports-related spine injuries, with over 20 years of experience caring for the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Cincinnati athletes. Dr. Guanciale also specializes in adult cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disorders and traumatic bone injuries of the spine. His career has been marked by a deep-seated commitment to offering comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of spinal issues.

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Guanciale's patient care approach is his active involvement in clinical trials. As the lead investigator in a recent clinical trial focused on enhancing the outcomes of spinal bone fusions, he firmly believes in the pivotal role that clinical trials play in advancing patient care, offering the most advanced and effective treatments.

Prestigious Award-Winning Spine Surgeon

Throughout his career, Dr. Guanciale has been the recipient of prestigious surgical and teaching awards that underscore his dedication to patient care and education. His extensive training at renowned programs across the country, including a five-year tenure at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a Spine Fellowship at the Kerlin-Jobe Orthopaedic Institute under the guidance of Dr. Robert Watkins, affiliated with USC, sets him apart in the field.

Dr. Guanciale's work is primarily concentrated within the Orthopaedic Spine Division, where he collaborates closely with a team of experts to ensure the best possible care for patients.

In his journey through healthcare, Dr. Guanciale finds the most joy in the opportunity to help individuals improve their lives when faced with spinal conditions that cause pain and disability. His favorite part of the job is providing patients with individualized attention, explaining the causes and treatments of their ailments, and helping them recover to the best of his abilities.

"In Science Lives Hope" means to Dr Guanciale that through the relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation, we can offer patients the hope of better health and a brighter future.

Beyond the realm of medicine, Dr. Guanciale finds joy, relaxation, and balance in spending time with his family. He looks forward to being a part of each patient's healthcare journey and assisting them in regaining their spinal health and overall well-being. Patients are encouraged to reach out, and together, they will work towards a healthier, pain-free future.




At UC Health, our providers are authors of healthcare’s greatest breakthroughs, and we’re always showing the world how science can win. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with teaching and leading-edge medical research—a combination that provides specialty and subspecialty care unavailable elsewhere in our community. Through scientific publications, we communicate our discoveries and advances in medicine every day.


Orthopaedic Surgery


Bachelor's Degree

Ohio University


Master's Studies

The University of Akron



Cleveland Clinic Foundation Medical College of Ohio



Cleveland Clinic Foundation



Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic


Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery