Brandon Raudenbush, DO
Director, Orthopedic Surgeon, Cleveland Spine Specialists
Dr. Brandon Raudenbush is an orthopedic spine surgeon and Director of the Cleveland Spine Specialists with extensive experience in the latest advancements in both pediatric orthopedics and adult spinal surgery. This includes innovative treatments for traumatic spine injuries, degenerative spine conditions, and spine deformities. His research has been published both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Raudenbush earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery with University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Richmond Medical Center. He pursued additional fellowship training in spinal surgery as the AO Spine and Louis A. Goldstein fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Dr. Raudenbush’s philosophy for treating spine patients is simple: treat others how you would want to be treated. He sees his job as one of an educator, giving patients the best available information and resources needed to make informed and shared decisions about their spine care. He treats every patient as if a member of his immediate family, and he will exhaust all nonoperative treatments first, before offering a surgical approach.
Though he was raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Raudenbush and his wife, Elenee, (also a local Family Physician), decided to stay in Cleveland after he completed additional fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic surgery. The wide range of cultural opportunities, as well as the picturesque land, and family-friendly atmosphere of the local residents, drew the Raudenbush family to stay.
Born and raised in the anthracite coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania, Dr. Raudenbush was not one to be afraid of hard work. He grew up as a laborer and heavy equipment operator for his family’s scrap yard during his childhood and young adult life. Originally set for a career in education, he graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in health and physical education.
His interest in learning more about the amazing human body led him to medical school. During medical school training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Raudenbush was introduced to his uncle in-law’s orthopedic surgery practice, an event which changed the direction of his professional life. For the first time, he discovered how to merge his interest of working with his hands with that of carpentry-like skills and complex medical problem solving.
During Dr. Raudenbush’s spine and pediatric training years to present day, he has been an integral member and contributor of various spine research teams. Several of his peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published and presented at national and international conferences throughout North America.
Dr. Raudenbush’s clinical and research interests include studying the benefits and outcomes of spine surgery, degenerative spine surgery, spine surgery costs and complications, and maximizing nonoperative and medical treatments for spine surgery patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Raudenbush enjoys exploring the local Cleveland area parks systems with his wife and two daughters, as well as other outdoor activities, gardening and occasionally practicing his forgotten musical skills on the piano and guitar.