John O'Toole, MD, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and went on to complete a residency in neurological surgery at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Chicago. In 2011, O'Toole received his Master of Science in clinical research from Rush University Graduate Medical College.
O'Toole specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal oncology (including spinal column and spinal cord tumors), complex spinal reconstruction, spinal arthroplasty and spinal radiosurgery. His research interests are clinical outcomes for spinal surgery, image-guided spinal surgery, evidence-based guideline developments, translational application of spinal biologics and development of new spinal surgical techniques and devices.
As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for O’Toole’s input in development. He currently has consulting contracts with Pioneer Surgical Technology & Globus Medical, Inc. He also receives royalties from Globus Medical, Inc. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.