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In this interview, Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor and top vote-getter in the orthopedic spine surgery specialty Dr. Justin Field discusses what it means now that Arizona has resumed elective procedures on May 1, 2020…
Dr. Field is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Field has specialized training in minimally invasive spine surgery and motion sparing technologies, such as cervical and lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement, as well as non-fusion stabilization. In addition he has extensive training in adult deformity correction and treatment.
He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a major in Philosophy and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Field went on to earn a Masters of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University. He then earned his Medical degree at Tulane University, where he finished in the top 1% of his class.
Dr. Field completed both his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University. He completed a spine surgery fellowship at The Spine Institute in Santa Monica (CA). Dr. Field was recognized by his peers to be one of the top Phoenix spine surgeons in 2009 and 2011 – 2020.
He was also recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. This award is based on review written by hundreds of thousands of patients. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of Patients’ Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors.
He was also awarded 2014 Top 10 Doctor – Voted one of the Top 10 Specialists in Phoenix and 2014 Top 10 Doctor – Voted as one of Phoenix Metro Area’s Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeon Specialists by Vitals. Each year, over 120 million people visit Vitals to search for and rate doctors. Vitals analyzed patient-provided ratings and identified Top 10 Doctors within a certain specialty and area. Only 1% of all doctors nationally meet the criteria for Top 10 Doctor honors, and Dr. Field is part of this group.
In February of 2016, Dr. Field was recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Professional, receiving the Distinguished Doctor Designation©, which is only conferred upon the top 3% of physicians in the nation. The Expert Network is the leading invitation only network for professionals who have contributed meaningfully to their field, and can demonstrate a distinct perspective on the future of their profession.
In his free time, Dr. Field enjoys basketball, tennis, rugby, piano, and especially spending time with his wife and children.