Burak M. Ozgur, M.D.

Dr. Burak Ozgur is a neurosurgeon and Director of the Hoag Spine Center in Orange County. Dr. Ozgur is double board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for common degenerative and complex disorders of the spine including tumors, scoliosis, and trauma. Dr. Ozgur also has a strong interest in spinal biomechanics, and innovative minimally invasive spine surgery development and research.

He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and attended medical school at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. Dr. Ozgur completed his neurosurgery residency, as well as a combined orthopedic surgery/neurosurgery spine fellowship, at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

Dr. Ozgur has authored over 30 articles in peer-reviewed publications, has made over 135 presentations at various venues, has written nine book chapters, and published a surgical textbook, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Practical Guide to Anatomy and Techniques. He recently published another book outlining remarkable patient stories and experiences called Grabbing Life By The Horns. Dr. Ozgur is also a member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, AANS/CNS Spine Section, Society of Lateral Access Surgery, AANS, CNS, and the North American Spine Society.