Jack Zigler, MD

Jack Zigler, MD, USA

Dr. Jack Zigler specializes in spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, TX. Dr. Zigler explores all non-surgical treatment options available for patients suffering from back pain or neck pain. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Zigler offers the latest techniques available for patients with degenerative disease of the spine.


1973 B.S. with distinction, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1977 M.D. cum laude, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York

1977-1978 Surgical Residency, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York

1978-1981 Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

1981-1982 Arnold Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Case Western Reserve University with Henry Bohlman, M.D., Cleveland, Ohio


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Academic Achievement Award, Alumni Association, Upstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Chief of Spinal Injury Service Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
  • Spinal Injury Consultant, Los Angeles Olympic Committee
  • Teaching Excellence Award Rancho Los Amigos
  • President, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
  • President, Federation of Spine Associations (FOSA)
  • Board of Directors, Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Board of Directors, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Spine Surgery (IJSS)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques
  • Foreign Correspondent, Coluna (Portuguese language Spine Journal)
  • Orthopedic Section Editor, The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
  • Committee on the Spine, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Chairman, Task Force on Aging, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Contributor, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Self-Assessment Examination/Adult Spine
  • Representative, Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Spine Instrument Work Group
  • Author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles, 3 textbooks on Spine, over 20 textbook chapters, and has given over 100 presentations at national and international spine meetings


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