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Spine Center Welcomes Jeffrey Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon will see patients in Boston

  • Date: 8/27/2012

The Spine Center at  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is pleased to welcome  Dr. Jeffrey Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS, board-certified neurological surgeon and Associate Chief of the  Division of Neurosurgery in the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery.

Dr. Arle will see patients in the Spine Center's Boston clinic.

"We are so happy to have Dr. Arle join our growing Spine Center, through our partnership with the Division of Neurosurgery," says Kevin J. McGuire, MD, MS, co-Director of the Spine Center and an orthopaedic surgeon. "His strong expertise in neurological surgery complements our multidisciplinary team's capabilities."

The Spine Center's team includes neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and physiatrists, who work closely with neurologists, physical therapists, and radiologists to bring the right care to each patient.

Dr. Arle comes to BIDMC from Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he was a senior staff neurosurgeon and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University. At Lahey Clinic, he also served as Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Director of Neurosurgery Research.

As he joins the Spine Center, he notes, "The great thing about this Spine Center is that there is a truly collaborative, multidisciplinary group working together in a specific place. This is the substance of a real center of excellence, and it brings real benefits for patients."

Dr. Arle's spine-related clinical interests include complex spine disorders, pain and neuromodulation. He performs complex fixation procedures, fusions in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine, and traumatic stabilization procedures.

One of his areas of special expertise is spinal cord stimulators, implanted devices that treat certain types of nerve pain by sending electrical signals to the spinal cord. This therapy is available to patients in the Spine Center through collaboration. Pain management specialists can perform a less invasive trial to learn whether the therapy reduces a patient's pain, and if it does, Dr. Arle can then surgically implant a more permanent device.

"We are very pleased that our physician partnerships make it possible to offer the full complement of services related to spinal cord stimulators," says Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD, Interim Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, Medical Director of the Arnold Pain Management Center at BIDMC, and a member of the Spine Center team.

Dr. Arle is a visiting Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Among his research interests are developing innovative devices and approaches to spine conditions, including a patent pending on a process to treat spinal cord injuries, and work on a device to help monitor the fusion process.

To make an appointment at the Spine Center, please call 617-754-9000

Contact Information

Spine Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 2nd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215