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TJ Florence

Dr. Florence is a neurosurgery resident at UCLA. He earned MD and PhD degrees from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program after college at the University of Southern California. Outside of the OR, he works on improving precision in neuronavigational systems, understanding the biology of the degenerating spine, and describing refinement of new surgical techniques.


A laminectomy is a type of spine surgery that involves surgical removal of  a segment of bone called the lamina. The lamina is the arch that forms the … Read More