Jeffrey Larson, MD  |  Neurosurgeon

Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon and founder and medical director of Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain, PLLC (CDA Spine), an independent comprehensive Neurosurgery clinic. Dr. Larson received his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and a Master of Science Degree in Molecular Genetics at Wayne State University.  He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He continued his studies in Cincinnati to complete his surgical internship and neurosurgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute. Dr. Larson Specializes in brain surgery, spine surgery, neuro-oncology, neuro trauma and image guided neurosurgery.

In addition to his neurosurgery practice, Dr. Larson has authored over 60 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts, and presentations. He has won national research awards. Dr. Larson is involved in research and development, and he teaches image guided surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. He also holds patents in minimally invasive spine technologies. Dr. Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. is the inventor and developer of P2P, a pedicle-based minimally invasive spine technology (acquired by Synthes Spine), and a pedicle based spine targeting device (acquired by Stryker Spine). The methods and systems of these inventions are now used worldwide for minimally invasive fusion techniques across the platform of spine surgery.

Dr. Larson is the proud father of two. In his free-time Dr. Larson enjoys snow-skiing, shortline water skiing, trekking, ice hockey, endurance sports, food, and theater.

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Board Certification
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Education

Undergraduate Education
• Brother Rice High School, Birmingham, Michigan, Graduated June 1981
• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.S. Microbiology, 1985

Graduate Education
• Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, M.S. Molecular Genetics, 1987
• University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, M.D., 1991

Postgraduate Education
1991-1992 Surgical Internship
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

1992-1996 Neurosurgery Residency
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery and The Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute

1996-1997 Chief Resident
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery and The Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute

Athletic Affiliations

Athletic Affiliations 
• USA Rowing
• USA Hockey
• USA Cycling
• Boston Marathon 2017

Certifications and Licensures

Professional Certifications and Licensures
• Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners 1992
• State of Washington Board of Medical Examiners, 1997
• Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2001
• Idaho State Board of Medicine, 2002
• American Board of Neurological Surgery Maintenance of Certification 2011
• Utah State Board of Medicine 2013
• American Board of Neurological Surgery Maintenance of Certification 2014
• American Board of Neurological Surgery Maintenance of Certification 2017

Grants

• American Cancer Society Research Fellowship: 1993-94.
• American Cancer Society Research Fellowship: 1994-95.

Research, Manuscripts, Presentations, and Meetings

Manuscripts

1: Larson JJ, Nicholson A, Siegel A: Field inversion of large DNA fragments using an inexpensive unit. Biotechniques 5(3):288, 1987

2: Michalewicz J, Hsu E, Larson JJ, Nicholson A: Physical map and genetic early region of the T7-related coliphage BA14. Gene 98(1):89-93, 1991

3: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr, Wiot J, et al: Association of meningiomas with dural “tails”: Surgical significance. Acta Neurochir 114:59-63, 1991

4: Shinoura N, Heffelfinger SC, Miller M, Shamraj OI, C.Miura NH, Larson JJ, De Tribolet N, Warnick RE, Tew JM Jr, Menon AG: RNA expression of complement regulatory proteins in human brain tumors. Cancer Letters 86:143-149, 1994

5: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr., Tomsick TA, van Loveren HR: Treatment of aneurysms of the internal carotid artery by intravascular balloon occlusion: Long-term follow-up of 58 cases. Neurosurgery 36:1-8, 1995

6: Larson JJ, van Loveren HR, Balco MG, Tew JM Jr. Evidence of meningioma invasion into cranial nerves; clinical implications for skull base meningiomas. J Neurosurg 83:596-599, 1995

7: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr, Simon M, Menon AG. Evidence for clonal spread in the development of multiple meningiomas. J Neurosurg 83:705-709, 1995

8: Simon M, von Deimling A, Larson JJ, Wellenreuther R, Kaskel P, Waha A, Warnick RE, Tew JM Jr., Menon AG. Allelic losses on chromosomes 14, 10, and 1, in atypical and malignant meningiomas: A genetic model of meningioma progression. Cancer Research 55:4696-4701, 1995

9: Lewis AI, Larson JJ, Crone KR. Endoscopic treatment of complex hydrocephalus. Techniques in Neurosurgery 1(3):168-175, 1995

10: Shinoura N, Paradies NE, Warnick RE, Chen H, Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr, Simon M, Lynch RA, Kanai Y, Hirohashi S, Hemperly JJ, Menon AG, Brackenbury R. Expression of N-cadherin and a-catenin in astrocytomas and glioblastomas. British Journal of Cancer 72:627-633, 1995

11: Shinoura N, Chen L, Wani MA, Kim YG, Larson JJ, Warnick RE, Simon M, Menon AG, Bi WL, Stambrook PJ: Protein and mRNA expression of connexin 43 in astrocytomas. implications in brain tumor gene therapy. J Neurosurg 83:839-846, 1996

12: Tomsick TA, van Loveren HR, Tew JM, Jr., Larson JJ, Earnst R, Khoury J. Delayed Complications of Balloon Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery for Unclippable Aneurysm. Journal of Neurovascular Disease 2:64-67, 1997

13: Larson JJ, Ball WS, Bove KE, Crone KR, Tew JM, Jr. Formation of intracerebral cavernous malformations after brain radiation treatment for CNS neoplasia in children. J Neurosurg 88:51-56, 1998

Abstracts

14: Larson JJ, van Loveren HR, Balco MG, Tew JM Jr. Evidence of meningioma invasion into cranial nerves; clinical implications for skull base meningiomas. J Neurosurg 82:360A, 1995

15: Larson JJ, de Tribolet N, Tew JM Jr, van Loveren HR, Warnick RE, Balko MG, Menon AG. Evidence for the Clonal Origin of Primary and Recurrent Meningiomas. J Neurosurg 82:346A, 1995

16: Larson JJ, van Loveren HR, Tew JM Jr. Evidence of meningioma invasion into cranial nerves; clinical implications for skull base meningiomas. Skull Base Surgery 5(1): 12-13, 1995

17: Larson JJ, Simon M, van Loveren HR, Tew JM Jr., Menon AG. Molecular genetic analysis of dural tail meningiomas: surgical significance. Skull Base Surgery 5(1):8, 1995

18: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr., Warnick RE, Menon AG. Evidence for Clonal Spread in the Development of Multiple Meningiomas. Cincinnati BTRC Newsletter 1(9):5, 1995

19: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr., Tomsick TA, van Loveren HR. Treatment of Aneurysms of the Internal Carotid Artery by Intravascular Balloon Occlusion: Long-Term Follow-up of 58 Patients. Yearbook of Neuroradiology, 1995

20: Larson JJ, Crone KR. Formation of Intracerebral Cavernous Malformations After Brain Radiation Treatment for CNS Neoplasia in Children. J Neurosurg 84:346-347A, 1996

21: Larson JJ, Berninger JP, Miller MN, Koch BL, Crone KR. Posterior Fossa Decompression without Dural Opening Restores Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in Patients With Chiari I  malformation Without Syrinx. J Neurosurg 84:356A, 1996

22: Larson JJ, Tew JM, Jr., van Loveren HR, Tomisick TA. Delayed Complications after Permanent Balloon Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) for Treatment of Aneurysms of the ICA. J Neurosurg 86:364A, 1997

Reviews

23: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr.; Acute subdural hematoma caused by a ruptured giant intracavernous aneurysm: case report. Neurosurgery 38:392, 1996.

24: Larson JJ, van Loveren HR, Balco MG, Tew JM Jr.; Cavernous Sinus of Lateral Sellar Compartment. J Neurosurg 85:190-191, 1996

25: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr.; Traumatic Indirect Carotid-Cavernous Fistula: Report of Two Cases. Neurosurgery 39:1238, 1996

Chapters

26: Larson JJ; Neurosurgical Emergencies. Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, Fourth Edition. Mosby. 264-283, 1997

27: Larson JJ, Warnick RE, Tew JM Jr.; Use of Operating Arm System in Skull Base Surgery. AANS Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, 8:79-85, 1999

28: Larson JJ, Crone KR. Posterior fossa decompression without dural opening restores cerebrospinal fluid flow in patients with Chiari I malformation without syrinx. AANS Neurosurgical Operative Atlas

29: Larson JJ, Tew JM Jr.; Intraventricular Meningiomas. Operative Neurosurgery.

Other
30: Larson JJ; Tips to help you avoid downcoded claims. Medical Office Compliance Alert, 1(9):65-66, 2001

Meetings, Presentations, and Scientific Exhibits
1. Derivation of a restriction map for phage BA14. Wayne State University Masters of Science Thesis Defense. Detroit, Michigan. May 12, 1987.

2. Combining International Sports Competition with Medical School. St. Mary’s Preparatory School. Orchard Lake, Michigan. March 14, 1988.

3. Association of meningiomas with dural “tails”: surgical significance. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. San Diego, California. Poster: 1992.

4. Treatment of aneurysms of the internal carotid artery by intravascular balloon occlusion: report of 58 cases. Southern Neurosurgical Society Meeting. Williamsberg, Virginia. Platform presentation: April 2, 1993.

5. The Acute Management of Head Injuries in Athletes. Sideline Survival, Sports Medicine Meeting. Cincinnati, Ohio. August 19, 1994.

6. Research During Neurosurgical Residency. University of Cincinnati M.DPh. D. Program. Cincinnati, Ohio. August. 1994.

7. Concussions and Secondary Impact Syndrome in Athletes. Ohio High School Athletic Association. Cincinnati, Ohio. November 7, 1995.

8. Management of meningiomas involving the cavernous sinus. North American Skull Base Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. Platform presentation with MG O’Sullivan: February. 1995.

9. Molecular genetic analysis of dural tail meningiomas: surgical significance. North American Skull Base Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. Platform presentation: February. 1995.

10. Evidence of meningioma invasion into cranial nerves: clinical implications for cavernous sinus meningiomas. North American Skull Base Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. Platform presentation: February. 1995.

11. Investigating the cell cycle regulator p15/MTS2 as a potential tumor suppressor gene in human CNS tumors. American Association of Cancer Research. Toronto, Canada. Platform presentation with M. Simon: March 20, 1995.

12. Evidence for the clonal origin of primary and recurrent meningiomas and their malignant progression. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. Platform presentation: April 24, 1995.

13. Evidence of meningioma invasion into cranial nerves; clinical implications for skull base meningiomas. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. Platform presentation: April 26, 1995.

14. Evidence for clonal spread in the development of multiple meningiomas. 11th International Meeting on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy. Napa, California. October 31, 1995.

15. Concussion and Secondary Impact syndrome in Athletes. Ohio Highschool Athletic Association. Cincinnati, Ohio. November 7, 1995.

16. Establishing Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Head Injuries in Hockey Players; Returning a Player to Competition. Annual Meeting of the International Hockey League Medical Association. Houston, Texas. January 13, 1996.

17. Head and Neck Injuries in the Athlete. Southern Ohio Firefighter and EMS School. Wilmington, Ohio. March 16, 1996.

18. Formation of Intracerebral Cavernous Malformations After Brain Radiation Treatment for CNS Neoplasia in Children. The Augustus McCravey Resident’s Clinical Science Paper Award at the Southern Neurosurgical Society Meeting. Miami, Florida. Platform presentation: March 29, 1996.

19. Posterior Fossa Decompression without Dural Opening Restores Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in Patients With Chiari I Malformation Without Syrinx. Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting. Miami, Florida. Platform presentation: March 29, 1996.

20. Neuroendoscopy: Indications, Techniques, and Instrumentation. Practical Course. Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 27, 1996.

21. Defining the Limits of Resectability of Skull Base Meningiomas. Breakfeast Seminar. Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 29, 1996.

22. Formation of Intracerebral Cavernous Malformations After Brain Radiation Treatment for CNS Neoplasia in Children. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Minneapolis,Minnesota. Plenary Session: April 30, 1996.23. Posterior Fossa Decompression without Dural Opening Restores Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in Patients With Chiari I Malformation Without Syrinx. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Platform presentation: April 30, 1996.

24. Cost-effective Analysis of Treatment Protocols for high School Sportsrelated Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality. Sports Related Concussion and Nervous System Injuries. Orlando, Florida. Platform presentation. February 9, 1997.

25. Late Complications of Endovascular Balloon Occlusion Treatment for Unclippable Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Plenary Session: April 15, 1997.

26. Guidelines for the Treatment of Cerebral Concussions in Athletes. Mayfield Clinic and The Cleveland Clinic Winter Symposium. Snowmass, Colorado. February, 1998

27. Contemporary Management of Cerebral Aneurysms. Washington Association of Surgical Technologists annual Spring Symposium. April,1998.

28. Contemporary Management of Cerebrovascular Diseases. Spokane Surgical Society Annual Meeting. April. 1998.

29. Contemporary Management of Lower Back Pain. The Big Mountain Medical Review Meeting. January. 1999

30. Head Protection in Athletics. American College of Sports Medicine, 46th Annual Meeting. June. 1999

31. Multilevel Lumbar Interbody Fusions, Indications. Sulzer-Spinetech Annual Meeting. July. 1999

32. Closed Head Injury, Neurosurgical Treatment. Trauma Care in the New Millenium, Spokane, Washington. February. 2000.

33. Disorders of the Spine Meeting, Moderator, Whistler, British Colombia, January, 2008

34. American Association of Neurosurgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May, 2009

35. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Lab, Percutaneous Pedicle Screws, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, June 1, 2009

36. Schweitzer Mountain Ski Patrol Mountain Rescue Course for Head Injury and Spine Injury, Schweitzer Mountain, November 1, 2009

37. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Lateral Approach, Robert Watkins, M.D. training session, Marina Spine Center, California, June 9, 2009

38.SANS Lifelong Learning General Examination, November 19, 2009

39.Schweitzer Mountain Ski Safety Week, ImPACT Testing, January 17, 2010

40. Posterior Minimally INvasive Interspinous Process Technologies, Webinar, May 1, 2010

41. C1 Lateral Mass Screw Placement, Webinar, November 19, 2010

42. SANS Competencies, November 26, 2010

43. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF): Current Grafting Options, Webinar, November 27, 2010

44. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Lumbar Decompressive Techniques, Webinar, November 28, 2010

45. Cervical Spine Research Society, Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, December, 2010
46. Occipitocervical Fusion Techniques, Webinar, December 3, 2010

47. Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Quality-Adjusted Life Year Analysis, Presenter, Kootenai Medical Center, March 1, 2011

48. Cervical Myelopathy: Anterior vs Posterior Approach, CNS Webinar, March 1, 2011

49. ImPACT testing for concussion, Life Chiropractic College West Meeting, Presenter, March 29, 2012

50. Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Spine, Life Chiropractic College West Meeting, Presenter, March 29, 2012

51. ProDisc Lumbar, FDA and surgical course, May 1 – 2, 2012

52. West Coast Complex MIS Peer Meeting, June 1, 2012

53. MIS Techniques for Complex Spinal Pathologies, January 11-12, 2013

54. Current Concepts and Techniques: Spinal Tumors, February 8, 2013

55. AANS Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 2013

56. Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Portland, OR. Course Instructor. Sept. 6-7, 2013

57. NASS Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. October 2013

58. Neurologic Injury and Management. National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care Fundamental Competencies Program. Presenter. October 26, 2014.

59. NASS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 2014

60. Cervical Disc Arthroplasty vs. ACDF. A Return to Work Comparison for Workers Compensation Patients in Idaho. Depuy Synthes Spine Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Raynham, MA, December 5, 2014.

61. SANS Competencies, December, 2014

62. Less Invasive Solutions for the Aging Spine. Course instructor MIS Laminectomy, Discectomy, and Lateral Lumbar Fusion. Denver, Co. February 20-21, 2015.

63. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). Abstract and Oral Poster presentation. Return to Work Comparison for Workers Compensation Patients Treated with Cervical Disc Arthroplasty versus Anterior Discectomy and Fusion. San Diego, California. April 15, 2015.

64. Prescription Abuse Epidemic: The Perspectives of Law Enforcement, Pharmacists, and
Dispensing Clinicians. The Doctors Company Malpractice Insurance Local Advisory Board Meeting. Seattle, WA. September 2015.

65. NASS Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2015.

66. Great Debate Course. Stryker Spine. Scottsdale, AZ. December 4, 2015.

67. AANS Winter Clinics for Cranial & Spinal Surgery presented by Mayfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. Snowmass Village, Colorado. February 21-25,  2016.

68. 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). Podium Presentation. MIS TLIF techniques: comparison of a direct visualization approach vs. a pedicle based anatomic approach. Las Vegas, NV. April 8, 2016.

69. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. MIS TLIF techniques: comparison of a direct visualization approach vs. a pedicle based anatomic approach. Whitefish, Montana, June 21, 2016.

70. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. Return to Work Comparison for
Workers Compensation Patients Treated with Cervical Disc Arthroplasty versus Anterior Discectomy and Fusion. Whitefish, Montana, June 21, 2016.

71. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 17th Annual Meeting. A Wireless, Non-Optical System for Measuring Intra-Operative Spine Alignment. Las Vegas, Nevada, September 16, 2017.

72. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 17th Annual Meeting. Molybdenum Rhenium (MoRe TM) Alloy as a Superior Alloy for MIS Spinal Implants. Las Vegas, Nevada, September 16, 2017.

73. North American Spine Society 32nd Annual Meeting Innovative Technologies  Presentation. Spine Alignment Monitoring System utilizing Miniaturized Wireless MEMS Sensors Provides Real-Time, Precise and Safe Measurement of Intra-Operative Spine Alignment. Orlando, FL, October 26, 2017.

74. North American Spine Society 32nd Annual Meeting Innovative Technologies Presentation. Real-time 3D Navigation of Rod Insertion and Passage in MIS Spine Surgery. Orlando, FL, October 26, 2017.

75. North American Spine Society 32nd Annual Meeting Innovative Technologies Presentation. Mechanically and Biologically Superior Molybdenum Rhenium (MoRe™) Alloy provides an Advanced Option for Spinal Implants. Orlando, FL, October 26, 2017.

76. Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS General CME, January 1, 2018.

77. Robotics Spine Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. October 2018.

78. Principles and Practices of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 8-10, 2019.

79. AANS Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, April 2019

80. Robotics Spine Symposium. Phoenix, AZ, May 2019.

Intellectual Properties

Guided Retractor and Methods of Use – *Acquired by Synthes Spine 2006
United States Patent No.: US 7,014,608 B2
United States Patent No.: US 7,144,368 B2
United States Patent No.: US 2004/0116777 A1

Spine-Anchored Targeting Systems and Methods for Posterior Spinal Surgery – *Acquired by Stryker Spine 2017               
PCT/US16/36976
U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/174,342
U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/240,231
U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/253,280

Uncinate Joint Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use
PCT/US62/121,260
U.S. Patent 10,117,752
U.S. Patent 10,149, 769
U.S. Patent 9,956,084