Stephen M. David, MD

Stephen M. David, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

Dr. David earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Toronto. He was chief resident and a research fellow at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC where he completed his surgical training. He completed his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Wisconsin.

He served as the Medical Director of the Spine Center of Excellence at Park Ridge Health and has extensive experience and expertise in treating disorders of the back, neck and spine.

His other areas of interest include: ultrasonic spinal decompression, nanotechnology for neck/cervical spinal conditions, Titan Spine Interbody Implants, outpatient and Less Invasive Spinal Surgery (LISS), OLIF Surgery (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion), evaluation and treatment of spinal instability, utilization of vertebral motion analysis to accurately measure cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) instability, back and spinal balance correction, and spinal balance problems.


  • Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Medical School: University of Toronto School of Medicine,
  • Internship: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1993
  • Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, University of Wisconsin


  • Board-certified in orthopedic surgery


  • Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve (Honorable Discharge)
  • North American Spine Society Nordby-Smith Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery, North American Spine Society, 1999; Co-recipient with Thomas A. Zdeblick, M.D.
  • Founder’s Award for Most Outstanding Paper, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy, 1995
  • Orthopedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Award Nominee, 1995
  • Resident/Fellow Research Award, Voted Top Paper from USA, Smith and Nephew, Richards. Memphis, Tennessee, 1995
  • Eugene Nordby Research Award Finalist, International Intradiscal Therapy Society, Annual Meeting, La Jolla, California, 1995
  • Resident/Fellow Research Award, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Meeting, 1994
  • Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1997 – 1998
  • Best Clinical Paper Award, University of Wisconsin, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1999
  • Resident Paper Award, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1994
  • Honors Graduate, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1992
  • Summer Research Scholarships, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 1989, 1990
  • University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship, 1984

Specialties & Services

Safest Spinal Surgeon in Western North Carolina

Safest Spinal Surgeon in Western North Carolina

Blue Ridge Region

Stephen David, MD of Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, scored as best spinal surgeon, achieving the lowest rate of surgical complications of any neurosurgeon or orthopedic spinal surgeon at Mission Hospital and the rest of Western North Carolina. Guided by experts, ProPublica calculated and compared complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures...

Dr. David was incredibly competent, friendly, and supportive. I could not have asked for a better surgeon.

Kenneth P


He was a perfect Doctor who was patient and answered all my questions.

Sheridan W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.