Dr. Lieberman completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, the nation’s leading neurosurgery program. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lieberman completed a three-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD after graduating from the University of Arizona Medical School. Dr. Lieberman has completed over 4500 surgeries serving more than 12,000 patients over the past 12 years. He now serves as president and medical director of Phoenix Spine and Joint which has a surgery center in Scottsdale and Goodyear. Both centers focus on minimally invasive spine and joint procedures.
Our mission at Phoenix Spine & Joint, first and foremost, is to provide relief from neck and low back pain in the least invasive manner possible—and we do it in a patient-centric environment unlike any other in the field. Expedient pain relief for our patients is our priority—but we’re also on a bigger mission: to revolutionize the way in which health care has been addressing chronic neck and back pain. We think it’s time for a paradigm shift. We don’t just think it, actually. We know it. Why? Because the healthcare community has been viewing back pain in the wrong way for too long—and the patients are paying the price. We took a good, long look at how other medical facilities and surgery centers were set up and realized they were organized largely around the needs of the physicians—everything from the first contact, initial appointments, even the architecture and physical layout of the center. In other words, the patients’ needs did not necessarily come first…and in some cases maybe came dead last. This didn’t make sense to us. So we changed everything. Literally.
1987 – 1991 Medical Doctor, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
1991 – 1994 Staff Fellow – CNS Implantation Laboratory, Surgical Neurology Branch
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1994 – 1995 Intern – Department of General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California
1995 – 1999 Resident – Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California
1999 – 2000 Chief Resident – Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California