Dr Craig Humphreys, MD

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Craig Humphreys grew up in Alaska and attended college at the University of Notre Dame.  He completed medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He then completed an Internship and Residency at Loyola University Medical Center while also volunteering time as an MD in other countries, including India, St. Lucia and Lithuania. Dr. Humphreys then completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In 1996, he joined the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he practiced for more than 15 years with a spine specialized practice attracting complex spine patients from across Tennessee and northern Georgia.

Through a long career as a spine surgeon, Dr. Humphreys was also involved in spinal research and has contributed to more than 70 publications. In 2010, Dr. Humphreys moved back to Alaska to found Kenai Spine, a specialized spine practice focused on the treatment of back pain and neck pain, serving a large region of Alaska. Dr. Humphreys is licensed to practice in the Cayman Islands, and also performs mission surgery in Africa through CURE.

Dr. Humphreys’ practice philosophy is to explore and exhaust all non-surgical options in advance of the patient considering spine surgery. This includes the use of spine-specialized therapy and injections that can relieve pain symptoms.

Dr. Humphreys is a member of many societies including the following:

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Spinal Injury Association

Alaska State Medical Board