5 things to know about University of South Florida's spine chief


Puya Alikhani, MD, is chief of spine surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 

Five things to know about him:

1. Dr. Alikhani's research interests include scoliosis deformity surgery, minimally invasive lateral surgery and complex neck deformity surgery.

2. He earned the John M. Thomspon Golden Apple Award for Teaching as faculty of the year in 2020.

3. He earned his medical degree at Texas A&M University in College Station. He completed his residency and fellowship training at USF.

4. Dr. Alikhani is assistant professor at USF.

5. Dr. Alikhani speaks English, Spanish and Farsi.

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