Daniel Refai, MD



Dr. Refai also directs the stereotactic radiosurgery division of the Emory Spine Center for spine tumor treatment.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Spinal Oncology
Emory Spine Center
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Daniel Refai, MD, is Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Refai also serves as Director of Spinal Oncology at the Emory Spine Center. He sees patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Center.

Dr. Refai is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He belongs to multiple professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and Georgia Neurosurgical Society. 


Dr. Refai earned his MD from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He then completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at Washington University. Dr. Refai also completed a spinal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. Refai's research interests include outcome analysis following surgery and radiosurgery for spine tumors.


Dr. Refai has published extensively on the treatment of spinal disorders and has developed innovative multidisciplinary approaches for treatment.

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