Christopher P. Lindsay, MD
Christopher P. Lindsay, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

Dr. Christopher Lindsay specializes in surgery of the back, neck, and spine. Common conditions that he treats include: disc herniations, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, arthritic conditions of the spine, fractures, and deformity of the neck or spine, including work-related or on the job injuries. Dr. Lindsay has advanced training in spine conditions and procedures, which allow him to provide his patients with all available non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Surgeries performed by Dr. Lindsay include: general orthopedic fracture care (broken bones in the arms or legs), as well as a variety of spine procedures, including discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusions, cervical disc arthroplasty, cervical laminoplasty, and fracture stabilization and treatment. His special interest is in minimally invasive techniques, including microlaminectomy and microdiscectomy, as well as minimally invasive CT navigated fusion surgery, which use smaller incisions to still effectively treat the sources of pain in the spine.

Asheville is Dr. Lindsay’s hometown, though he has been away for 15 years prior to joining EmergeOrtho. He attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate degree where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biological Sciences. He received his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, and completed his orthopedic residency training in the historic University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics. After residency, he received additional training and experience in spine surgery at the University of Wisconsin Spine Surgery Fellowship, where he learned a variety of techniques from national and international leaders in the field. He is excited to be back home in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and in his free time enjoys hiking, biking, and being outdoors with his family.

He practices at EmergeOrtho’s South Asheville location, and operates at AdventHealth Hendersonville Hospital where he is the Medical Director of the Spine Center of Excellence, and also holds privileges at Pardee Hospital and Western Carolina Surgery Center.


  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Adult Spine Surgery Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholar
  • J. Stuart Gaul, Sr., M.D. Loyalty Fund Scholar
  • John B. Graham Research Society
  • Eagle Scout

Research and Publications


  • Lindsay C, Holt J, and Weinstein S. Delayed Onset Post-Operative Neurologic Deficit in a Patient with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI: A Case Report. Iowa Orthop J. 2022;42(2):122-127.
  • Lindsay C, Watson N, Yanik J, Glass N, Fowler T. Strength, Bulk, and Surgery Time of Ex Situ vs. In Situ Flexor Tendon Repair in a Cadaveric Model. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2023 Feb;48(2):137-143.
  • Lindsay C, Ruppert D, AbuMoussa S, Dahners S, Weinhold P. Benefits of additive manufacturing and micro and nano surface texture modifications on mechanical strength and infection resistance of skin interfaces in rats. J Biomaterials Applications. 2020:34(9);1193-1200.
  • Shapiro JA, AbuMoussa S, Lindsay CP, Mason GB, Dahners LE, Weinhold P. Locally delivered minocycline microspheres do not impair osseointegration of titanium implants in a rat femur model. J Orthopedics. 2020:20;213-216.
  • Lindsay C, Hasty E, Carpenter D, Weinhold P, Ostrum RF. Proximal humeral locking plates: A cadaveric study of 5 versus 7 metaphyseal locking screws. Orthopedics. 2018:41(5);306-311.
  • AbuMoussa S, Ruppert DS, Lindsay C, Dahners L, Weinhold P. Local delivery of a zoledronate solution improves osseointegration of titanium implants in a rat distal femur model. J Orthop Res. 2018:36(12);3294-3298.
  • Lindsay CP, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. ESR and CRP are useful between stages of 2-stage revision for periprosthetic joint infection. Arthroplasty Today. 2017:3(3);183-186.


  • Lindsay C, Shamrock A, Gulbrandsen A, Gao B, Eisenberg J, Igram C, Pugely A. “Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Quantitative Analysis of Online Educational Resources.” Cervical Spine Research Society. Las Vegas, NV, December 2020.
  • Kesler K, Shamrock AG, Lindsay C, Hendrickson N, Kalakoti P, Pugely A. “Beta-lactam antibiotic prophylaxis is safe in patients with self-reported penicillin allergies: a cohort study of lumbar spine surgery patients.” North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, October 2020.
  • Lindsay C, Holte A, Noiseux N, Otero J, Brown T. “Preoperative Mental Health Correlates with Chronic Postoperative Opioid Use in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review.” Mid-American Orthopedic Association, Miramar Beach, FL, April 2019.
  • Lindsay CP, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. “Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein are Useful Between Stages of 2-Stage Revision for Periprosthetic Joint Infection.” American Academy of Orthopaedics Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015.
  • Lindsay CP, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. “Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein are Useful Between Stages of 2-Stage Revision for Periprosthetic Joint Infection.” Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL, October 2014.

If you have experienced a neck, back, or spine injury at work and need expert orthopedic care, schedule an appointment here with spine specialist Dr. Lindsay.

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They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

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