Laurence Rhines, MD

Dr. Rhines – Professor and Director of the Spine Tumor Program, Department of Neurosurgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine. He is a distinguished neurosurgeon specializing in spinal tumors. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a neurosurgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at MD Anderson. Dr. Rhines has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including Best Doctors in America and Texas Super Doctors.

As director of the Spine Tumor Program at MD Anderson, he leads a multidisciplinary team advancing care for spinal tumor patients. His roles have included serving on the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors and as chairman of the AOSpine North American Spine Education Commission. Board-certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Rhines is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has contributed extensively as a speaker and author with over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)