Justin Virojanapa, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical

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Justin Virojanapa, DO

Renowned Spine Surgery Specialist at UC Health

Dr. Justin Virojanapa, DO, stands at the forefront of spine surgery, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to UC Health, after his notable stint at Northwell Health in New York. A neurosurgical spine surgeon of distinction, his primary clinical focus includes complex spine surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries, spinal oncology, spinal trauma, and syringomyelia, all of which cater to a wide range of spine conditions. His profound understanding of the spinal cord and spinal disorders stems from his intense training and dedication to patient care.

Advanced Training and Expertise

Dr. Virojanapa, a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, completed his training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at the esteemed Yale University. His dedication to his craft saw him rise to the position of chief resident during his residency in neurological surgery at North Shore University Hospital. In a field that is one of the most mentally and physically demanding of all subspecialties, his passion for neurosurgery and specifically spine surgery positions him among leading neurosurgeons.

Committed to Patient Care

He strives to bring joy and functionality back into the lives of his spine surgery patients, post their surgical treatment. His personalized care and attention to individual patients' progress underscore his commitment to his practice. Dr. Virojanapa champions UC Health for its highly specialized training, cutting-edge surgical options, and round-the-clock clinical care, augmented by resident and advanced practice provider support.

Professional Affiliations and Humanitarian Efforts

An active member of esteemed professional organizations, such as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and American Osteopathic Association, he further elevates his status as a leading neurosurgical spine surgeon. Dr. Virojanapa's service extends beyond his surgical practice as he undertook humanitarian efforts in Mae Sot, Thailand. He provided medical care at the Maw Tao Clinic to Burmese refugees displaced by war at the Thai-Myanmar border, exemplifying his dedication to patients beyond the spine center.

Leisure Pursuits and Interests

In his leisure time, Dr. Virojanapa indulges his love for travel. A man of many talents, he has previously played the piano and the bass guitar in bands, rowed crew, and run the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Virojanapa: Not Just a Surgeon, but a Spine Specialist

With his deep expertise and commitment, Dr. Virojanapa is not just a spine surgeon, but a spine specialist dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, using minimally invasive techniques, ensuring a more comfortable recovery for his patients. His approach to patient care, combined with his specialized training, truly makes him one of the leading spine experts.





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Bachelor of Science

Boston College


Doctorate of Osteopathy

Touro University California College of Osteopathy


Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (Neurological Surgery)



Neurological Surgery