• Director, Neurosurgery Spine Center, UH Case Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, CWRU School of Medicine

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Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Education & Training


1992, Pomona College

Medical / Professional School(s)

1997, University of Washington School of Medicine


1998, General Surgery - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center


2002, Neurological Surgery - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
2004, Neurological Surgery - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center


2003, Neurological Surgery - Spinal - University of Utah Hospital


Cervical Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery and Instrumentation, Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Column Tumors, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Trauma, Craniocervical Junction Spinal Surgery

Office Locations

UH Case Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Regional Hospitals - Richmond Campus
27100 Chardon Rd
Richmond Heights, OH 44143
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
1000 Auburn Dr
Kathy Risman Pavillion, Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

For calendar year 2012, David Hart, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

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