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Joshua Abrams, DO - Desert Institute for Spine Care

Joshua Abrams, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon



    Gonzaga University


    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine


    Michigan State University


    Stanford University Medical Center

Joshua Abrams is a fellowship-trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery. He has helped develop a multitude of minimally invasive spine products for the largest orthopedic company in the world. He is a thought leader in minimally invasive spine techniques, spinal navigation and non-fusion technologies. Additionally, he employs new cutting-edge techniques to minimize post-surgical pain and optimize patients’ experience.

Dr. Abrams is recognized in Phoenix Top Docs magazine. He is a nationally recognized surgeon for minimally invasive surgery. He continues to have a passion for educating spine surgeons and patients alike. He enjoys interacting with his patients and makes it a priority to stay engaged throughout their care.

Dr. Abrams completed his orthopedic spine fellowship at Stanford University, one of the most prestigious medical centers of the world. He was recognized as the top spine surgeon in his class. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, as well as his internship in orthopedics. He gained additional spine training at both University of California Davis in Sacramento, California and at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors. While in Washington, Dr. Abrams worked at the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.

Dr. Abrams is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). He has volunteered his orthopedic services overseas in Costa Rica and Guatemala, and continues to have a passion for various other philanthropic endeavors.

In his spare time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, coaching his son’s baseball team, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in Phoenix Magazine as Top Doc
    2013 – 2015, 2017
  • Top marks with his patients on U.S.News and WebMD
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
    2014, 2018, 2020
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition
    2016, 2018, 2020
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award
    2018, 2020


Abrazo Health
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital
Honor Health
SurgCenter at Pima Crossing
NASS - Advancing Global Spine Care
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Osteopathic Association
Health Volunteers Overseas - Transforming Lives Through Education

Videos Featuring Dr. Joshua Abrams

  • Dr. Josh Abrams describes the spine condition sciatica, a painful condition that travels down your leg.

  • Dr. Abrams discusses the next generation of artificial disc replacement called the M6.

  • Dr. Abrams announces two new AZ office locations - Anthem and Arrowhead!

See What Our Patients Are Saying!

Don’t just take our word for it. See what patients of DISC are saying about their experiences with our highly-skilled spine surgeons.
Wayne Dietsch

“3 Months post surgery and on my 43rd birthday, I completed the Rugged Maniac. Before my surgery, I was in so much pain I struggled to make it through the day. Fortunately, I was referred to DISC and had the pleasure of being taken care of by Dr. Abrams. Dr. Abrams is more than just a Doctor, he took as much interest in me as he did with my health.”  -Wayne Dietsch

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