Dr. Ludwig was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Spine Surgery by Baltimore magazine in 2020.
Dr. Steven Ludwig's special interests include:
- Adult reconstructive spine surgery
- Degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine
- Disc herniation and replacement
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors and infections
- Sports-related spine injuries
- Traumatic injuries to the cervical spine
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UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1993
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, 1994
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, 1998
Emory University School of Medicine - Spine Surgery, 1999
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
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UM Upper Chesapeake Health
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
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External Professional Relationships
A University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics faculty member may have external professional relationships with health-care related businesses. These relationships often lead to the development of new treatments and therapies. The Department of Orthopaedics believes that transparency and honesty in the reporting of these relationships is essential to maintaining trust with our patients and mitigating any conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts that may arise.
For faculty who earn royalties on the sale of medical devices, no royalties are earned on any devices sold to patients or to hospitals that are part of the University of Maryland Medical System or in any other facilities where those faculty members treat patients.
All external professional relationships maintained by members of the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics are reviewed and approved in advance by the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) for conformance with UM SOM policies in regarding conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and professionalism.
Dr. Ludwig disclosed the following external professional relationships:
- Depuy-Synthes spine royalty, consultant
- Stryker-K2M spine royalty, consultant
- Maryland Development Corporation-owner/partner
- Nuvasive spine: surgical advisory board
- Atlas spine: royalty
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