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Altamonte Spine Surgery Team

Internationally Renowned for Excellence in Spinal Care

Dr. Chetan Patel, an internationally renowned spine surgeon, has extensive training and educational background in complex minimally invasive spine surgery which includes revision work. Dr. Patel has a passion for research that is leading the way in the treatment of spinal disorders. His current research projects help provide a better understanding for developing non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive surgical solutions that can dramatically improve upon the traditional options available.

Chetan Patel, MD

Medical Director of the Spine Health Institute

Dr. Patel, an internationally renowned spine surgeon, will use his expertise as a specialist in minimally invasive back and neck surgery to lead the newly opened center. Dr. Patel has extensive training and educational background in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Matthew Thomas Smith, MD

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician

Dr. Smith joined Spine Health Institute in 2012 and specializes in interventional spine procedures. He is an avid proponent of good nutrition and exercise, as well as new treatments for spinal conditions.

Kayvan Ariani, MD

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Ariani is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has achieved the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spinal Injection Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Brian Jager, MD

Pain Management

Dr. Jager completed his fellowship at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, where he also finished his residency. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia and then completed his internship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.

Holly Myers, MPT

Physical Therapist

Holly received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she participated in collegiate soccer all four years. She then attended Western Carolina University and obtained her Master’s in Physical Therapy.

Teresa Terry, RD, LD, Registered Dietician

Registered Dietician

Terry is a licensed dietician through the State of Florida. She has been an employee at Florida Hospital for over seven years most recently providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to our inpatients. She has been a dietician for 26 years and has many areas of expertise including geriatric consulting and nutrition management.