Skip to main content

Hongtao Michael Guo

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Box 3077, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
200 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


As an interventional spine specialist, I see patients with spine related problems, neck pain with/without associated arm symptoms, and back pain with/without associated leg symptoms. I perform spine related injections and other procedures with or without fluoroscopic guidance. I consider my patients as my teammates, and we work together to tackle the problems they have. My goal is to return them to better functioning and quality of life. I also work closely with excellent spine surgeons in our Spine Center for cases that fail to improve with conservative treatments.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine · 2001 M.D.
University of Kentucky · 1997 Ph.D.