Neurosurgeon in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ)

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Ali A. Baaj MD



  • Banner - University Medical Center
    755 East McDowell Road
    Phoenix, Arizona, 85006 - United States
    Phone: (602) 521-3201
    Fax: (602) 521-3246

About Our Practice

Dr. Baaj is a Neurosurgeon, Chief of Spine Surgery and Associate Professor of Neurological & Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona and Banner - University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Dr. Baaj specializes in pediatric and adult spinal surgery and has advanced training and expertise in spinal oncology and complex reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity.

Dr. Baaj received his medical degree from Boston University College of Medicine. He completed a general surgical internship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore followed by a neurosurgical residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Baaj advanced his training as a Research Fellow at the Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and as a Complex Spine Fellow at Johns Hopkins, with an emphasis on advanced techniques in spinal tumor resection and spinal reconstruction. Furthermore, Dr. Baaj completed a two-month traveling fellowship in Paris studying advanced techniques for pediatric deformity and scoliosis, with an emphasis on neuromuscular and idiopathic scoliosis.

Dr. Baaj offers vast clinical expertise in the treatment of many spine disorders, including:

  • Scoliosis and Scoliotic Deformity (Adolescent, Idiopathic, Congenital, Acquired)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Kyphosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Kyphotic Deformity
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Tumor (Cervical, Spinal Cord)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylitis (Spinal Osteoarthritis)
  • Cauda Equina Compression, Injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Tumor / Infection
  • Other
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
University Affiliations
  • University of Arizona
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Banner - University Medical Center
755 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona, 85006 - United States
Phone: (602) 521-3201
Fax:(602) 521-3246
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