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Meet Our Doctors

With National Doctors’ Day just around the corner, we wanted to compile all of our surgeon’s education and achievements in one place. Read all about our surgeons below and don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.

Timothy Burd, MD

Timothy Burd, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Cervical and lumbar spine disease
  • Pediatric low back pain
  • Low back pain in the developing athlete
  • Functional outcomes of high level athletes following spine surgery

Dr. Burd completed a spine fellowship at the Texas Back Institute and both Orthopaedic Traumatology and Research fellowships at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics where he also completed his residency. He graduated from Creighton Medical School.

Jonathan Fuller, MD

Jonathan Fuller, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Adult deformity
  • Pediatric deformity
  • Cervical spine deformity
  • Degenerative spine conditions

Dr. Fuller completed a fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He graduated medical school from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

J. Brian Gill, MD, MBA

J. Brian Gill, MD, MBA is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgeries
  • Deformity and degenerative conditions
  • Workmen’s compensation injuries
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal cord decompression
  • Traumatic spinal injury
  • Artificial disc surgery

Dr. Gill completed an Adult Spinal Surgery Fellowship at Duke University. He completed his residency and graduated medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

John Hain, MD

John Hain, MD is a board certified neurosurgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. He cares for patients with a wide range of neurosurgical diseases involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Spinal conditions that he treats include both acquired and degenerative diseases. Dr. Hain’s interests include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal deformity (scoliosis)
  • Spinal cord decompression
  • Traumatic spinal injury
  • Artificial disc surgery

Dr. Hain attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his residency in Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia with special emphasis in complex spinal procedures. Dr. Hain has received additional training in minimally invasive spine surgery at the prestigious South Florida Spine Institute under the guidance of Dan S. Cohen, MD.

Michael Longley, MD

Michael Longley, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal deformity (scoliosis)
  • Spinal cord decompression
  • Traumatic spinal injury
  • Artificial disc surgery

Dr. Longley completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Minnesota Spine Center and at the University of Western Ontario. He also completed a fellowship in Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery and his orthopaedic residency at the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated medical school from the University of Cape Town.

John W. McClellan, MD

John W. McClellan, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Adolescent lumbar stress fractures
  • Lumbar surgery outcomes and surface area and its role in postoperative stability

Dr. McClellan completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, England. He competed residency and medical school at Creighton University.

Eric Phillips, MD

Eric Phillips, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. His interests include:

  • Minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgeries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex medicolegal evaluations
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal cord decompression

Dr. Phillips completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Carolina Medical Center. He did his residency at the University of Maryland Hospital and graduated medical school from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Chase Woodward, MD, MPH

Chase Woodward, MD, MPH is a fellowship trained and Board Eligible Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, as well a Fellowship Candidate in the Scoliosis Research Society. As a spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital, he cares for patients with a wide range of spinal diseases and back pain conditions.

In 2018, Dr. Woodward completed a prestigious spine surgery fellowship at Washington University of Medicine in Saint Louis. This extra year of intense clinical training included state-of-the-art surgical treatment of degenerative spine disorders, adult and pediatric deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), spinal trauma, and oncologic processes of the spine.

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