The specialists at the Spine Academy at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland (OACM) are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions that can cause neck pain and back pain. For expert non-surgical and surgical treatment of spinal problems, call the Spine Academy at OACM in Columbia, Baltimore and Eldersburg at (410) 644-1880 or request an appointment online using our interactive appointment request form.
Learn more about our spine specialists below.
Oren G. Blam, MD
Timothy S. Yoon, MD
Emad Zeitouneh, MD
Oren Blam, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon - Spine Specialist
Oren Blam, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine disorders and surgery, including:
"I specialize in the surgical treatment of spinal problems, including the neck, lower back and upper back. Non-surgical treatments are most common for spinal maladies, but when they fail, hope is not lost. Spinal surgery is highly effective when done on the right person, for the right reasons, and in the right way. Most exciting, there are techniques of spine surgery to achieve all these goals while reducing postoperative pain and shortening recovery. Therefore, I often consider minimally-invasive spine surgery procedures."
"My practice involves bringing the most advanced, cutting-edge concepts and techniques of spine surgery to the community. I do so while taking the time to discuss the patient's individual problems and to explain plainly the best solutions."
Dr. Blam earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed a general surgery internship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and his orthopedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He also completed a spine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York.
Dr. Blam serves on the St. Agnes Hospital Transfusion Committee and Howard County General Hospital Orthopedic Committee. His research is published in numerous peer-reviewed orthopedic journals, he has authored several orthopedic book chapters and internet publications, and he has presented nationally.
Dr. Blam is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Society for Lateral Access Surgeons.
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Timothy Yoon, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Interventional Spine Care
Timothy Yoon, MD, is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. His areas of special interest include:
"Many people believe surgery is the only way to truly address their pain and physical setbacks. As a non-surgical specialist, I'm here to tell you that for many patients, nothing could be further from the truth. Non-invasive rehabilitation can be every bit as powerful and effective as invasive procedures."
"Our goal in non-operative care is to reduce or eliminate pain and increase mobility while returning you to your day-to-day activities with minimal disruption to your everyday life. Whether it's rehabilitation for an existing condition or pre-habilitation to prevent more significant situations later, come talk to me and we'll discuss all of your opportunities and plan a non-invasive treatment that fits your goals, your situation, your life."
Dr. Yoon earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a preliminary medicine internship at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan and his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor. Dr. Yoon also performed an interventional spine medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Center for Spine Health in Ohio.
Dr. Yoon is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and North American Spine Society. His orthopedic and nerve-related research is published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.
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Emad Zeitouneh, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - International Orthopaedic Medicine
Emad Zeitouneh, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Zeitouneh provides general orthopedic care and international orthopedic care, as well as consulting for sports teams, such as the Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and previously for the Baltimore Blast soccer team.
"I have been a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon for over two decades. During that time, I've had the distinct honor of providing orthopaedic consultations to a wide range of Maryland residents. This includes mothers, fathers and student athletes through members of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Blast. All have received the very finest care that modern orthopaedics has to offer."
"A successful orthopaedic procedure begins with a comprehensive evaluation. Whether you're coming to us for a general orthopaedic condition, or a more advanced sports medicine injury, we will work together to ensure that you receive a thorough evaluation and comprehensive plan to correct your problem. I look forward to working with you."
Dr. Zeitouneh earned his medical degree and completed a rotating internship at the Alexandria University Medical School in Alexandria, Egypt. He completed his surgical residency at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD. In addition, Dr. Zeitouneh performed two fellowships. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and orthopedic surgery fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Zeitouneh is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American College of Sports Medicine.
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