Gil Tepper M.D., F.A.C.S is the Director of the Valley Spine Center in Sherman Oaks and The Spine Institute at Miracle Mile.
Dr. Tepper graduated with
honors from the Chicago Medical School in 1986 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.
He began his orthopedic training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where he completed his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Orthopaedic
He completed a fellowship in lumbar spine surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center under the supervision of the world-renowned spine surgeon Dr. Leon Wiltse. He subsequently completed a cervical spine surgery fellowship at UC Irvine Long Beach VA Medical Center.
Dr. Tepper is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He is a member of many specialty societies--the North American Spine Society and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery to name a few, and has published many scientific papers and textbook chapters in the orthopaedic literature. Most recently he presented a paper in Barcelona at the annual ISASS meeting in March of 2012.
Dr. Tepper is a dynamic speaker who has lectured both nationally and internationally on surgical and non-surgical management techniques for cervical and lumbar conditions. He has been a principal clinical investigator in several FDA investigations including spinal fusion devices as well as an Artificial Disc Replacement study.