Dr. Dom Coric practices neurosurgery at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates (CNSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Executive Medical Director of SpineFirst, a joint venture between CNSA and Atrium Health to deliver spine care to the Charlotte region. He is the Jerry and Audrey Petty Endowed Professor of Spine Surgery at Atrium Health/Wake Forest University and has served as Chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at Carolinas Medical Center from 2005 to 2019. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude with a B.S. from Duke University. He received an M.D. from Wake Forest University and was elected Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
His professional interests lie in acquiring expertise in and conducting research on spinal motion preserving techniques, including cervical total disc replacement and lumbar arthroplasty as well as spinal trauma, spinal cord injury and interbody fusion for degenerative diseases. He has served as a Principal Investigator in over thirty IDE/IND trials and was national Lead, or co-Lead, Investigator in ten IDE/IND trials. He has contributed more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles and over eighteen book chapters to the scientific literature. He is a prolific speaker, having delivered hundreds of lectures both nationally and internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Dr. Coric is actively involved in various neurosurgical and orthopedic spine societies. He is past-President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, past-President of the North Carolina Spine Society, and past-President of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) and immediate past-Chair AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves.