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Richard M. Ozuna, M.D.




Spine Surgery

About Dr. Ozuna

Dr. Ozuna is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, and the UCLA Medical Center spine surgery fellowship. He is an expert on the treatment of back and neck disorders. Dr. Ozuna uses ad­vanced techniques such as minimally invasive microsurgery and complex spinal reconstruction. He is actively involved in research and some of the most successful worldwide spinal implant developments. He also has been elected as one of the Best Doctors in America from 2006 to present.

Dr. Ozuna is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Postgraduate Training

  • Spinal Surgery Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1994 – 1995
  • Orthopedic Surgery Chief Resident: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1994
  • Orthopedic Surgical Residency: Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA, 1989 – 1993
  • General Surgical Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988 – 1989


  • Doctorate of Medicine: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1984


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Essex Orthopedic Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society


  • Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors of America®, 2003 – 2008
  • Best Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Boston, Boston Magazine, 2006, 2007
  • North American Spine Society Research Grant, Oct. 1998
  • The Claude Ville, M.D. Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Sept. 1986