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.