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Dr. Thai is a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery.  His experience has spanned a wide spectrum of neurosurgical practice settings, including rural solo private practice, integrated community hospital networks, and large tertiary academic university and trauma centers. 


Dr. Thai has served as the Division Chief of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery, National Capital Region, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.  His other roles have included Director of Neurosurgery of a Mayo Clinic Care Network member hospital system in Arkansas and team neurosurgeon for the University of Arkansas Razorback Football program, in partnership with Dr. Chris Arnold and Advanced Orthopedic Specialists. 

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Dr. Thai graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  He finished post-graduate training in general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he was also appointed a Fellow, Chief Resident, Instructor of Neurosurgery, and Assistant Chief of Service for neurosurgery.  

Dr. Thai obtained further professional and graduate studies in the business and management aspect of medicine from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.  

Dr. Thai has been internationally published, including peer-reviewed original science research publications and abstracts in international journals, international science meetings, and medical text books, with over 100 publications/abstracts/book chapters.  He has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar and has also been on the editorial board of medical journals and invited as guest editors.  He has also taught medical students and mentored residents as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and as the Founder and Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Updates Symposium for the National Capital Region.


Dr. Thai has served as a medical consultant for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various state Medical Boards and Hospital Boards.  He has also served as a Consultant for Johns Hopkins International.  He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK.  He has received numerous honors, including the Howard Hughes Medical Scholars Program, American Heart Association Research Grant, Harvey Cushing Neurosurgery Award, and The Michael J. Stanton MD Surgeon of the Year Award while at Johns Hopkins.

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