Dale S. Horne, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Comprehensive NeuroSurgical Expert Case Reviews
  • Phone: 513-834-1030
  • Fax: 888-980-6781
  • Website: cnsecr.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Neurological Surgery and Spine Surgery & Spine Care

Specialty Focus:

complex spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, cervical spine surgery, cervical arthroplasty, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS), spinal stabilization, tumors of brain and spine, intracranial hemorrhage, shunts, Chiari Malformation, traumatic brain injury


Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; MD, Washington University, St. Louis; PhD, Neuropharmacology, Tulane University Medical Center; AB, Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis

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Additional Information

Dr. Horne is an experienced neurosurgeon and leader in stereotactic surgery of the brain and spine. He is among a growing number of surgeons in the U.S. pioneering the application of robotic surgery to make spine surgery safer for patients. He was the second neurosurgeon in the U.S. to implement spinal robotics clinically. His skills encompass a broad scope of neurosurgery from brain and spinal tumors to surgery for degenerative spinal conditions. He has specific expertise in cervical spine surgery including cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and kyphoplasty. With nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Horne is a highly qualified and skilled neurosurgeon. Integrity, compassion, empathy, and individuality are the pillars of Dr. Horne’s career. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He currently provides consulting services to the neurosurgical industry, focusing on intraoperative navigation and spinal robotics. Dr. Horne received his B.A. in Chemistry at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1982. In 1987 he completed a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated with an M.D. degree from Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1990. Internship and neurosurgical residency were completed in 1997 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Horne is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the North American Spine Society. He is a past President of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society and a Delegate to the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.