Leadership / Surgeons
Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Jeremy W. Denning is Medical Director of Neurological Surgery. His specialties include adult spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery—specializing in scoliosis, including minimally invasive scoliosis surgery.
Dr. Denning graduated with honors from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX with degrees in biology and broadcast journalism. A native Texan, he attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where he graduated first in his class. During medical school, Dr. Denning was awarded “Most Outstanding Student” in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine by the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Denning completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and held chief resident positions at The Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. Following his residency, he was awarded a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at New York University Medical Center in New York and a preceptorship in cerebrovascular surgery with Professor Juha Hernesniemi, Chairman of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital Töölö Hospital in Finland. Dr. Denning also completed dual fellowship training at New York University Medical Center in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.
Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Jason S. Taub is Medical Director of Spinal Deformity and Spinal Oncology. His specialties include scoliosis, adult spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal oncology with special interests in kyphosis, complex revision surgeries, tumors, and post-traumatic reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Taub received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Emory where he served as Chief Resident. Following his residency, he completed a combined fellowship in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic, with focused training in minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques for the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including degenerative, tumor, trauma, rheumatologic, and infectious processes. He combines the latest technology to provide less destructive solutions for better results.
In his practice, Dr. Taub focuses on nonsurgical alternatives, such as physical therapy which allows most patients to avoid surgery. Dr. Taub is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AO Spine, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Association.
With fellowship training in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, Dr. Ioannis A. Avramis is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Director of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.
As a physician leader, Dr. Avramis endeavors to develop innovative treatments for spine conditions. He focuses on the comprehensive treatment of spinal deformity and is dedicated to advancing the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies. He has contributed to more than 30 medical publications and spine textbook chapters and holds a medical patent. In addition, Dr. Avramis is interested in the development of instruments and techniques that allow patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.
Dr. Avramis graduated with honors from the University of California Los Angeles. He attended medical school at UC Davis in Sacramento, California and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. Dr. Avramis received additional specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery during his fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children-Northern California. Following his fellowship, he returned to his native roots in Texas where he served as research director of the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center - Plano.