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David M. Benglis, Jr., M.D. - Biography

David Benglis MDDr. David M. Benglis, Jr., M.D. was born and raised in southwestern Louisiana. He completed his undergraduate training with high honors at the University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio graduating with honors through the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society.

During medical school, Dr. Benglis accepted a one-year position as a Howard Hughes research scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he worked in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) performing cutting edge research under the direction of Dr. Paul Roche, Phd.

He graduated from his neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami in 2011. From 2007-2009 Dr. Benglis completed a two-year non-ACGME advanced subspecialty fellowship in spinal neurosurgery under the guidance of his spine mentors Dr. Alan Levi, M.D., Phd., Dr. Michael Y. Wang, M.D., Dr. Steve Vanni, D.O., and Dr. Barth Green M.D. who directs one of the largest spinal cord injury research centers in the country; the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

During these two years in fellowship, Dr. Benglis developed a particular surgical interest in adult degenerative scoliosis and the treatment of various spinal problems through minimal access approaches. Dr. Benglis has recently authored various book chapters and journal articles on these specific topics. He also has an interest in the treatment of various brain tumors affecting adult patients.

Dr. Benglis has a developed a special surgical interest in the treatment of various spinal disorders and diseases through the use of minimal access approaches to spine surgery.

Dr. Benglis is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine.

Dr. Benglis enjoys developing a unique and personal relationship with his patients and assisting them in the understanding and treatment of their neurological disorders. In his free time, he enjoys Cajun/French cooking, snowboarding, and long-distance running.


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