Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Basques is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in spinal disorders such as disk herniations, degenerative cervical, thoracic, lumbar disease, spinal deformity, trauma, and tumors. He also specializes in correcting failed surgery and revision procedures. He has extensive experience with the latest advances in spine surgery, including robotic spine surgery, navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery, outpatient spine surgery, and motion preservation (non-fusion surgery). He tailors the treatment plan to each patient's needs, with a focus on non-operative management whenever possible.
Dr. Basques attended medical school at Yale University, where he completed a combined MD and Master of Health Science (MHS) program focused on clinical outcomes research. He completed the prestigious orthopaedic surgery residency at Rush University, where he was an associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox. After residency, he completed the spine surgery fellowship at the renowned Rothman Insitute, where he was an associate team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Dr. Basques has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and he regularly presents spine research at national and international academic meetings. He has received multiple research grants and awards from organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Basques maintains an active clinical reserach laboratory and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Basques serves on the NASS Research Funding Committee, for which he evaluates grant applications and directs research funding for the largest multispecialty spine society every year. He is also on the NASS Clinical Practice Guideline Committe, where he evaluates current literature to generate evidence-based recommendations that guide clinical practice worldwide. He is a peer-reviewer for multiple major academic journals.
Rothman Institute / Thomas Jefferson University
Spine Surgery Fellowship (Associate team physician for Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and Philadelphia 76ers)
Rush University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (Associate team physician for Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox)
Completed a combined MD and Master of Health Science (MHS) program focused on clinical outcomes research.
North American Spine Society - Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, Research Project Management Committee
AO Spine - Member
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - Member
Peer reviewer for multiple medical journals including Spine, The Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal, Bone and Joint Journal, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital - Brockton, MA
Morton Hospital - Taunton, MA
Spine Surgery at the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute – Virtual Community Lecture
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