Dr. Robert G. Whitmore is assistant professor of neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and a neurosurgeon at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, in Burlington, Massachusetts. He also practices at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. His clinical focus is complex and minimally-invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Whitmore graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 2000 and alpha omega alpha from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2006. He completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a clinical fellowship in complex spinal instrumentation and minimally-invasive surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in 2013. He joined the neurosurgery department at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in 2013.
Dr. Whitmore’s research focuses on cost-effectiveness analysis of spinal surgery. He has extensively published and presented on comparative effectiveness research relating to various spinal procedures and methodology of cost-utility analysis. He has participated in several national spinal registry efforts and is leading the cost analysis for the Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM-S) trial, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Whitmore serves as Associate Editor for the journal Neurosurgery and a reviewer for World Neurosurgery. He has served on the Executive Committee and Scientific Program Committee for the AANS/CNS Joint Section of Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves since 2013, and is Chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee. He has been a member of the AANS/CNS Joint Guidelines Committee, and on the executive board for the New England Neurosurgical Society. Within the Executive Committee of the CNS, Dr. Whitmore is Chair of the Bylaws Committee and works in the Education Committee on several efforts such as NEXUS and SANS.