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    1 Long Wharf Drive
    Fl Fl 6
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • Park Avenue Medical Center
    5520 Park Avenue, Wing West Pavilion Fl Fl 1 Ste Ste 500
    Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT 06511

Luis Kolb, MD

Neurosurgery
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
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Biography

Luis Kolb, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Yale Medicine specializing in spine surgery, with a sub-specialty in complex spine deformity, tumors, degenerative spine diseases and complex revision surgery. Many of the patients he sees have previously bounced from doctors to doctor without any significant improvement. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing these patients, treating them and having their pain finally go away. They’re back at work and returning to their favorite activities,” says Dr. Kolb. 

With each patient, Dr. Kolb asks detailed questions to help him pinpoint the issue and how long it’s been affecting the patient. He also reviews the patient’s history to understand if and how any previous surgeries may be affecting the spine. Dr. Kolb understands that surgery is a significant step and works with patients to make sure they have exhausted all other possible options.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Kolb conducts research on new technologies to treat spine tumors through laser technology and minimally invasive surgery. He is also a professor of neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine. “There’s a lot to be discovered in neurosurgery,” he says. “That’s what brought me here.”

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery Spine

Education & Training

  • Instructor - Complex Spine Fellowship
    Yale- New Haven Hospital (2017)
  • Neurosurgical Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • Chief Resident - Neurosurgery
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2009)
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering (2002)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Français (French)
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information

Biography

Luis Kolb, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Yale Medicine specializing in spine surgery, with a sub-specialty in complex spine deformity, tumors, degenerative spine diseases and complex revision surgery. Many of the patients he sees have previously bounced from doctors to doctor without any significant improvement. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing these patients, treating them and having their pain finally go away. They’re back at work and returning to their favorite activities,” says Dr. Kolb. 

With each patient, Dr. Kolb asks detailed questions to help him pinpoint the issue and how long it’s been affecting the patient. He also reviews the patient’s history to understand if and how any previous surgeries may be affecting the spine. Dr. Kolb understands that surgery is a significant step and works with patients to make sure they have exhausted all other possible options.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Kolb conducts research on new technologies to treat spine tumors through laser technology and minimally invasive surgery. He is also a professor of neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine. “There’s a lot to be discovered in neurosurgery,” he says. “That’s what brought me here.”

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery Spine

Education & Training

  • Instructor - Complex Spine Fellowship
    Yale- New Haven Hospital (2017)
  • Neurosurgical Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • Chief Resident - Neurosurgery
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2009)
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering (2002)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Français (French)
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information

  • Spine Center
    1 Long Wharf Drive
    Fl Fl 6
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • Park Avenue Medical Center
    5520 Park Avenue, Wing West Pavilion Fl Fl 1 Ste Ste 500
    Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT 06511