Jeffrey L. Gum

Dr. Gum specializes in Adult and Pediatric spine deformity surgery (Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Revision  Surgery) and Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Although he performs very complex  procedures, he also does all types of cervical and lumbar degenerative procedures.  Additionally, he performs cervical disc arthroplasty (artificial disc) procedures and minimally  invasive lumbar discectomies. 

Dr. Gum completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Kansas  (Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, KS). He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency here  in Louisville at the University of Louisville. He finished his training with a complex spine  fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He started with Norton Leatherman  Spine Center in 2014 and is an assistant clinical professor for the University of Louisville  department of orthopedics (gratis). He currently teaches spine surgery to medical students,  orthopedic residents, fellows, and to other surgeons at national and international meetings.  

Dr. Gum is involved in extensive research focusing on adult spinal deformity, robotic-assisted  spine surgery, and the economics of spine care. He participates in national and international  research collaborative groups in all of these areas. At 40 years of age, he has nearly 80 peer 

reviewed publications. He presents annually at several spine meetings such as Scoliosis  Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and American Association of  Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Gum holds committee memberships within the SRS currently  on the Adult Deformity, IMAST committee, and Program committee. Dr. Gum has numerous  awards including value care award at NASS in 2016, the SRS Edgar Dawson traveling fellowship  in 2016, AOA’s emerging leaders on the move, and locally was named one of Louisville’s Top  Doctors.