Brian W. Su, MD

Brian W Su MD
About Provider

Dr. Brian Su is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon and co-Surgeon in Chief of California Orthopedics & Spine. He has an interest in research and has authored over 50 manuscripts and book chapters and presented over 100 podium and poster presentations. He remains active in teaching, clinical research, device innovation, and collects patient reported outcomes data for all surgical patients.

Dr. Su believes that state-of-the-art care at academic centers can be delivered in a personalized private practice setting. He educates patients so that they fully understand their disease and treatment options, including the evidence-based medicine behind it. In 2020, he launched The Spine Guy, a patient education channel on YouTube focused on spinal care. His emphasis is always toward nonoperative treatment, reserving surgery as the last option. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Su seeks the solution that leaves the most minimally invasive surgical footprint. He has had the privilege of operating on several physicians, surgeons, and their family members.

Dr. Su is the medical director of Spine Surgery at Marin Health Medical Center and Chairman of the governing body of Marin Specialty Surgery Center. In 2018, Dr. Su was elected by the residents of Marin County as a Director of the Marin Healthcare District Board. He currently serves as its Vice-Chairman and Chair of the COVID-19 District Board Task Force.

Primary Services
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
Additional Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Columbia University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
  • Columbia University
  • Thomas Jefferson University The Rothman Institute - Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship
  • New York Presbyterian - General Surgery
Professional Societies and Affiliations
North American Spine Society; Medical Director Spine & Brain Institute; AOA Emerging Leaders Program
Honors and Awards
Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2014 2016 2017 2019 and 2020; San Francisco Magazine Top Doc 2018; Authored over 25 full length manuscripts and book chapters 50 presentations and recipient of thirty academic honors and awards; Active in spinal surgery research and device innovation