Education, Awards, and Credentials


Dr. Rogers provides excellence in spinal surgery for Southern California residents and specializes in Cervical Spine Surgery, Thoracic Spine Surgery, Lumbar Spine Surgery, Revision Spinal Surgery and other types of minimally invasive back surgery.


1981-84 High School Diploma
Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH

1984-88 Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

1990-94 Medical Doctorate
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Post Graduate Training:

June 1994 to June 1995:
Surgical Internship, UCLA Medical Center (pre-tracked in Orthopaedic Surgery), Los Angeles, CA

June 1994 to June 1999:
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

August 1999 to January 2000:
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship Training Program at UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Department with Dr. Edgar Dawson, Dr. Jeff Wang, and Dr. Michael Kropf

January 2000 to January 2001:
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship Training Program at Saint John’s Health Center Spine Institute (Santa Monica, CA) with Dr. Rick Delamarter

Hospital Privileges:

  • Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Glendale, CA
  • Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Burbank, CA

Professional Distinctions:

  • Board Certified as on Orthopaedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as of 2005
  • Drug Enforcement Agency License
  • California Medical License
  • Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • August 1999-January 2000: Clinical Instructor Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • August 1999-January 2000: Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center
  • February 2001-present: Medical Director, Spine Surgery Institute at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Honors & Awards:

  • 1986 Harvard College Lamont Public Service Fellowship
  • 1986-88 Harvard College Scholarship academic awards
  • 1988 Harvard College Moreland Public Service Prize
  • 1988 Harvard College Pforzheimer Public Service Fellowship
  • 1988 Harvard College Endicott Peabody Saltonstall Prize
  • 1988 Graduated Cum Laude General Studies, Harvard College
  • 1990-94 Harvard National Scholarship academic awards, Harvard Medical School
  • 1991 National Medical Association Merit Scholarship
  • 1992-94 Harvard Medical School Clinical Clerkships:
    High Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Anesthesia/Surgical Intensive Care, and OB/GYN
  • Honors in: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ambulatory Care, and Pediatrics
  • 1993 Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars Award in recognition of academic excellence and accomplishment
  • 1994 Harvard Medical School Public Service Award
  • 1997 Selected as the 1997 UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year, by the UCLA Medical Center Department of Nursing

Professional Positions:

  • 1986-88 Co-Director of Academy Homes Summer Youth Program of Harvard College
  • 1986 Professional Representative for Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • 1988-90 Development Director of Phillips Brooks House Association of Harvard College
  • 1990-94 Public Service Resident Tutor Harvard College


  • Nathan DM, Dunn FL, Bruch J, McKitrick C, Larkin M, Haggan C, Lavin-Tomkins J, Norman D, Rogers D, Simon D: Postprandial insulin profiles with implantable pump therapy may explain decreased frequency of severe hypoglycemia, compared with intensive subcutaneous regimens, in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. The American Journal of Medicine. 1996; vol 100, pp412-417.
  • Hyman J, Salvati E, Laurencin C, Rogers D, Brause B Arthroscopy for Debridement of Late, Acute Total Hip Arthroplasty Infections. Seminars in Arthroplasty, Vol 9, No 4, 1998: pp. 319-326.
  • Hyman J, Salvati E, Laurencin C, Rogers D, Brause B, Maynard M. The Arthroscopic Treatment of Acute Total Hip Arthroplasty Infections: Mean Six-Year Follow-Up Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 14, No 8, 1999: pp 903-910.
  • Le A, Rogers D, Dawson E, Kropf M, DeGrange D, Delamarter R. Unrecognized Durotomy After Lumbar Discectomy: A Report of Four Cases Associated with the Use of ADCON®-L. Spine. Spine, Vol 26, No 1, 2001, pp115-118.

Extracurricular Activities:

  • 1981-84 Western Reserve Academy high school varsity football, wrestling, and track
  • 1984-88 Harvard College Boxing Club; 1987 Golden Gloves quarterfinalist
  • 1984-88 Co-director and fundraiser, Harvard College Academy Homes Youth Program
  • 1984-present “Big Brother” to disadvantaged youths
  • 1990-94 Resident public service advisor for a Harvard College undergraduate dormitory