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Ezequiel Cassinelli, MD
Dr. Cassinelli joined Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in September 2007 following a prestigious academic career at Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is a skilled Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, specializing in surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
Dr. Cassinelli has special interest in complex cervical spine problems, including: cervical myelopathy/radiculopathy, failed cervical spine fusion surgery, cervical spinal deformities, fractures/dislocations, spondyloarthopathic deformities, and tumors. He additionally has interest in minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery.
Education and Training
Dr. Cassinelli has authored numerous book chapters and research publications on topics related to spinal disorders, and is the recipient of many honors and awards of excellence. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and Portuguese.
Dr. Cassinelli earned his BA from Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he was a three year letter on the Men's Swim Team. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society his junior year. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003, and served as a Clinical Instructor there from 2003 to 2004. He scored in the 99th percentile on Part I of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery licensure exam. He then completed fellowship training in spine surgery under the renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman, in 2005. Dr. Cassinelli stayed on as faculty after his fellowship as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Medical Center from 2005 to 2007. He was recently inducted into the prestigious Cervical Spine Research Society.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Independent Medical Evaluations
Dr. Cassinelli also performs Independent Medical Evaluations that may be scheduled directly with his staff at 404-425-1049.
POC offers its own multimedia patient education section consisting of several libraries to provide education information to our patients. Click here to go to our multimedia patient education page.
Message from a Grateful Patient
We recently received the following message from a POC patient who has been treated by both Dr. Cassinelli and Dr. Chang. We wish him well on his future endeavors!
I wanted to send a quick thank you for the care that you, Dr. Chang, and Dr. Cassinelli showed me over the last 5-6 years. With your help, I have moved far beyond the barely functional situation you saw me in when I first visited. I have finally gotten to the point that I can start working out again and have been going at least once a week to a Personal Trainer. Between the work you have done on my spine and the help from the PT, I have decided to pick up a long-lost hobby I used to have as a teenager. Based on my history I am sure you will probably not like this idea for me, but I am back to climbing mountains again. I have started small and am only doing 3-4 day trips on 6,000 foot mountains around the Southeast. Attached are a few shots from my last trip to North Carolina a few weeks ago. I do have another trip scheduled for August 2012 to Mt. Rainier in Washington State that I hope goes well. There is no way I could do any of this without the help you have all provided me over the last few years. Don't take this the wrong way but I really hope I don't have to come see you guys very often anymore. I am being super careful when I am out there, I promise!
A Grateful Patient"