John D. Miles, MD
Dr. Miles is a Columbia, Missouri native. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Miles then worked for several years in the manufacturing world, living in St. Louis and Florida. He then returned to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri Medical School where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Miles completed a one year internship in general surgery at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, and remained with the University to complete is residency in Orthopaedic surgery. He narrowed his focus to the spine when he moved to Plano, Texas to complete a one year spine fellowship at the Texas Back Institute.
Dr. Miles joined the Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 2000 and specializes in adult degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. He believes an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment, and utilizes the best imaging technologies combined with a thorough history and physical examination to achieve this goal. He embraces the philosophy of aggressive and appropriate conservative care for degenerative conditions of the spine. If operative intervention is needed, the most advanced treatment options are used. Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques are routinely employed by Dr. Miles.
In his efforts to push the envelope of spine care, Dr. Miles conducts clinical research and participates in clinical trials of new devices and treatments for spinal disease. Columbia Orthopaedic Group is a study site for lumbar and cervical artificial discs, and motion preserving surgery is a major focus of the practice. He is also a pioneer in anterior surgery of the lumbar spine and has developed instrumentation systems used worldwide.
Dr. Miles is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of numerous societies including the Missouri State Medical Society, Missouri State Orthopaedic Society, North American Spine Society, and the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons.
Other individuals working directly with Dr. Miles on his team are Jeff, PA-C, and administrative assistant, Ryanne.
Dr. Miles and his wife have four children. In his free time he enjoys golf, basketball, cycling and landscaping.