Personalized patient care

Dr. Macyszyn joined the elite DISC team so he could offer treatments usually reserved for large university centers to a larger patient population in a setting that is far more accessible. At the core, Dr. Macyszyn wants to improve patients’ health. He takes a nuanced approach to patient care and the diagnosis of spinal pathology, taking time to understand what each patient’s symptoms are and what the patient would like to be able to do physically. When and if surgery is necessary and indicated, he utilizes the most minimally invasive method to restore the patient’s health and enable them a quick return to their daily life.

Dr. Macyszyn’s medical training began at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and psychology. Then he attended Boston University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D., and from there, completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He rounded out his education with a clinical fellowship in spinal deformity surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Florida.


Dr. Macyszyn has traveled internationally to lecture, has been featured on the Today Show, and has been named a Southern California Super Doctor since 2017. He has authored several publications and book chapters on neurological surgery, spine surgery, and image analysis, and also leads a National Institute of Health-funded laboratory aimed at improving the diagnosis and management of patients with spinal disorders using artificial intelligence.

When he’s not healing patients, Dr. Macyszyn is an avid cyclist, skier, and an always learning wine enthusiast.

Dr. Macyszyn in the News

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  • Shriners Hospital for Children


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Medical School

  • Boston University of Medicine, M.D.


  • Cornell University, B.A., Neurobiology and Psychology


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