About Kamal R. Woods, MD, MBA, FAANS


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About Vertrae®

Board-certified neurosurgeon and neurological spine surgeon Kamal Woods, MD, MBA, FAANS, is co-founder of Vertrae® in Dayton, Ohio. As a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Woods is proud to provide personalized care, just for you.

Dr. Woods earned his medical doctorate (MD) from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. Upon graduating, he completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He then pursued his minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He recently completed his Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior to establishing Vertrae®, Dr. Woods worked in academic neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he taught medical students and residents. He moved with his wife and kids to Dayton, Ohio, to embrace the role of Network Medical Director of Neuroscience for a network of hospitals. Dr. Woods holds hospital appointments at several hospitals in the Great Dayton region. However, he is now an independent private practice neurosurgeon. He is a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and California Medical Association.

As Dr. Woods recalls, it all started one Sunday afternoon in the fall of 2015 while chatting with his wife on an open terrace in Temecula Wine Country, Southern California. The weather was perfect! Beautiful vineyards provided the backdrop. Everyone was smiling and relaxed. Could we learn something from this experience that would inspire the way we deliver health care? It became their obsession to understand what experiences and emotions their patients really wanted and they promised to work as hard as they could to deliver such an experience. The concept behind Vertrae® was born: To create an immersive, personalized experience for every patient, unlike anything they had ever felt before. Vertrae® is the realization of that dream!

At Vertrae®, Dr. Woods is very patient-centered and strives to provide the best treatment options for his patients. He offers back surgery, disc replacement, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery for conditions like spinal stenosis, sciatica, and pinched nerves.

He is currently accepting patients and offers virtual appointments to enhance care, with 24/7 availability on demand. Schedule a visit by calling the office or booking online today.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Very knowledgeable and honest when it came to my special circumstances. He explained and answered any questions I had. I would highly recommend him and his staff!"

    Leslie D.
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    "Dr. Woods and his team are true professionals. I wish I would have met them sooner. I can't thank you enough Dr. Woods!"

    Jeff B.
  • Google

    "I recently had an outpatient surgery performed by Dr. Woods and I have been pain free since! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to be pain free!"

    Mark S.
  • Google

    "Great job on my back surgery! Pain is gone and I feel wonderful. Dr. Woods and his staff were a true blessing to me and my family throughout the entire process."

    Jeffrey M.
  • Google

    "I highly recommend Dr. Kamal Woods! He is knowledgeable, professional, and very skilled."

    Ms W.
  • Google

    "He is a kind man who took the time to answer all my questions. Dr. Woods is the greatest!"

    Rick K.
  • Google

    "Dr. Woods and his entire staff made me feel at ease, very nice, and could answer all of my questions. Thank you Dr. Woods and your staff."

    Brenda R.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Woods did an amazing job, even with my bad osteoporosis. I highly recommend him!"

    Willow C.


4501 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: 937-800-4274
Fax: 833-314-0504

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