- Published: 30 August 2011
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“I believe in delivering personalized and supportive care; thorough evaluations; detailed discussions that educate and inform decision making; less invasive techniques where applicable; and experienced precision in the operating room. I would be proud to have the opportunity serve you as a member of your healthcare team.”
Dr. Geoffrey McCullen is a fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon with more than more than 20 years of dedicated experience in spine care evaluation and treatment. Educated at Williams College, he received a United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship to attend the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, graduating with distinction (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society). Dr. McCullen completed surgical internship (University of Texas Southwestern), orthopedic residency (Dartmouth), and spine fellowship (State University of New York). He then served on active duty as the chief of spine surgery and orthopedic faculty member at the Naval Medical San Diego and the University of California San Diego before establishing practice in Lincoln in 1999. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
In 2013, Dr. McCullen earned a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science at Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business.
He has written a book (Hip and Knee Replacement, A Patient’s guide, WW Norton Publishers) and authored 9 chapters in spine surgery textbooks and 16 articles in peer reviewed medical journals. He serves on the editorial review board for The Spine Journal.
Dr. McCullen focuses on providing a comprehensive evaluation and a detailed discussion of the issues and options. The patient is actively involved in the decision-making process and designing their individualized care pathway. Emphasis, where possible, is on less invasive approaches.
When not seeing patients, performing surgery or consulting with colleagues on projects, Dr. McCullen enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor fitness activities (marathons, triathlons, biking, distance and open water swimming events).