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Luis A. Mignucci M.D.

NeuroBoard Certifications:

American Board of Spine Surgery Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Fellowship:

Spine Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Center for the Spine

Current Hospital Affiliations:

Medical Director of the Spine Center services at The Medical Center of Plano

Academic Position:

Clinical Faculty, University of Texas Southwestern Department of Neurological Surgery

Residency:

Neurosurgery, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals; Neurology Rotation, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, University of London; Visiting Neurosurgery Resident, Univeritatsspital Zurich, Neurochirugische Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
Internship:
General Surgery, University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals

Medical School:

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

  • Chief Resident of Neurosurgery Residency Program
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    July 1988 – June 1989
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas
    1990 – Present
  • Consulting Neurological Surgeon
    Veterans Administration Hospital
    Dallas, Texas
    1991 – Present
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Foundation
  • Medical City Plano
    Plano, Texas
    Active
  • Windhaven Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Plano, Texas
    Active
  • Methodist Hospital for Surgery
    Addison, Texas
    Active
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas
    Consultant
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Spine Review
    Guest Faculty Member
    2000-Present
  • The Spine, Rothmans & Simmeone
    “The Differential Diagnosis of Sciatica”, Luis A. Mignucci, MD and Gordon Bell, MD
    W.B. Saunders Publishing Company, Second Edition 1992
  • The Spine, Rothmans & Simmeone
    “The Differential Diagnosis of Sciatica”, Luis A. Mignucci, MD and Gordon Bell, MD
  • The Spine, Rothmans & Simmeone
    “The Differential Diagnosis of Sciatica”, Luis A. Mignucci, MD and Gordon Bell, MD
    W.B. Saunders Publishing Company, Chapter Revision 1997
  • “Infections of the Spine” – 1 hour course presented to spine surgeons at the Texas Back Institute 1990
  • Hands-On Course for Cervical Posterior Plate Fusion – 4 hour course on cervical fusion techniques, April 1992
  • “Anatomy of the Spine”, “Disorders of the Spinal Cord”, and “Surgical Treatment of Myelopathies” – 3 hour conference at Dallas Rehabilitation Institute, August 11, 1992
  • “Disorders of the Spine” – 1 hour conference – Department of Labor, October 8, 1992
  • “Management of Nerve and Spinal Cord Injuries” – Lecture presented to Emergency Room physicians at Medical Center of Plano, July 1995
  • “Management of Spinal Trauma” – Lecture presented to Neurology/Neurosurgery Department at Medical City Dallas, September 1995
  • “Radiological Aspects of Spine/Spinal Cord Trauma” – Lecture presented to Radiological Technicians at Medical City Dallas, February 1996
  • “Spinal Cord Anatomy and Surgical Management of Myelopathies” – 2.5 hour lecture presented to the Association of Operating Room Nurses at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, November 2, 1996
  • Second Symposium on Spinal Column Surgery, S.P.O.T. Wyndam Palmas Del Mar Resort, June 5-7, 1998
  • “Functional and Radiological Outcomes after Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) using Threaded Cortical Bone Dowels” by Luis A. Mignucci, MD and Pamela A. Ahmed, PA-C. Presented at the 1999 annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October 31-November 4, 1999 in Boston, MA.
  • SSAF Global Spine Conference; Served as Faculty for Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Maui, Hawaii, June 15-17, 2001
  • Cleveland Spine Review Course; Presented by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio May 4-8, 2002. Served as Neurosurgery Faculty for the course.
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, – Conference in
    Conference in San Diego, California April 26-May 1, 2003
    Advances in Spine Technology – The Bryan® Cervical Disc Replacement” – Presentation given at the Westin Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, May 30, 2003
  • Cleveland Spine Review –Presented by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Served as Neurosurgery Faculty
    for their Annual Program
  • “Cervical Arthroplasty – Bryan™ Cervical Disc Replacement” – Presentation given to Amarillo Neuroscience Group. Amarillo, Texas. January 18th, 2005
  • SINCOL Conference – 4 Lecture Presentation given to International Symposium in Rio de Janeiro, August 2013.
  • Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis following Spinal Surgery”, Luis A. Mignucci, MD, Gordon Bell, MD, Frank Boumphrey, MD, Robert Graor, MD, Cynthia Tamborello, RN, Susan De Anna, RN, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Presented at The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine in Heidelberg, Germany, May 1991
  • “Incidence and Prophylaxis of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Decompressive Spinal Surgery”, Luis A. Mignucci, MD, Gordon Bell, MD, Frank Boumphrey, MD, Cynthia Tamborello, RN, Susan De Anna, RN, Marion Piedmonts, MA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, North Dallas Neurosurgical Association Center for the Spine. Poster presentation the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves/AANS, Miami, Florida, February 1992
    • With Deborah Schaad, RN and Robert Graor, MD, submitted for the Nicolas Andry Award – Association of Joint and Bone Surgeons, November 1992
    • Presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the north American Spine Society, San Diego, California, October 1993
  • STATUS™ Outcomes Assessment System for Low Back Surgical Outcomes – Threaded Bone Dowel Project. Clinical investigator in a clinical trial for Threaded Bone Dowels used in lumbar spinal fusion. 1996-1998.
  • Osteofil™ – Posterior Lumbar Transverse Process Fusion 2 (PLTPF2) – Outcome Assessment. Clinical investigator in a clinical trial designed “to assist in supporting and reporting prospective, nonrandomized studies that measure and compare surgical outcomes of patients with implants of local bone mixed with Osteofil™ bone paste or using autogenous iliac crest bone graft only.” February 1999-2002
  • RhBP-2/ACS/Allograft Bone Dowel Pivotal Clinical Trial. Clinical investigator for a clinical trial to report results of “a prospective, randomized investigation of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein -2 and absorbable collagen sponge with allograft Bone Dowel for anterior lumbar interbody fusion in patients with symptomatic degenerative disc disease”. August 2000-2002
  • Pivotal IDE Study of the Bryan™ Cervical Disc Prosthesis in the
    Pivotal IDE Study of the Bryan™ Cervical Disc Prosthesis in the
    Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease. Clinical investigator for FDA trial study on “the safety and effectiveness of the Bryan™ Cervical Disc prosthesis in treating single level degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine using prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical study”. November 2002-present.
  • Pivotal IDE Study of the Flexicore™ Lumbar Disc Prosthesis in the Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease. for FDA trial study on “compare the safety and effectiveness of the FlexiCore™ Intervertebral Disc to circumferential spinal fusion surgery in the treatment of discogenic pain unresponsive to conservative treatment associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single level in the lumbosacral spine (L1-S1)” January 2004 – present.
  • Pivotal IDE Study of the DIAM™ Spinal Stabilization System for Treatment of Single-Level Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease,
    April 2008 – present.
Dallas ‘D’ Magazine Best Doctor Award 2002-2016
1973-1976 Dr. Pila High School
Ponce, Puerto Rico
High School Studies
1976-1979 University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pre-Medical College Education
1979-1983
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    M.D. Degree, June 3, 1983
  • Baylor School of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
    Neurosurgery Elective, October, 1982
1983-1984 University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals,
Department of Surgery
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chairman: Enrique Vazquez Quintana, MD
Surgical Internship
1984-1989
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
    Affiliated Hospitals, Department of Neurological
    Surgery
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Chairman: Nathan Rifkinson, MD
    Neurosurgery Residency
  • University of London National Hospital for
    Nervous Diseases, Institute for Neurology
    Queen Square, London
    Neurology Rotation, October-December, 1986
  • Universitatsspital Zurich
    Neurochirugische Klinik
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Professor: M.D.G. Yasargil
    Visiting Neurosurgery Resident
    1 Week – November, 1986
1989-1990 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Center for the Spine
Cleveland, Ohio
Orthopedic Director: Gordan Bell, MD
Neurosurgery Director: Iain Kalfas, MDSpinal Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship training included: Combined service between Orthopedic and Neurological surgery. Extensive experience in spinal instrumentation and fusions in all spinal segments and levels, including: Cotrel Dubousset, Harrington Rods, Edwards Instruments, Anterior Cervical Plates, Posterior Cervical Plates, Songer Wires, Lugue Rods, Pedicle Screws, Halifax Clamps, and others: Experience in posterior approaches to the spine, including: odontoid, cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions; Experience in anterior, anterolateral, posterolateral, and lateral approaches; Experience in transthoracic thoracoscopic approached for surgery of the spine.