Education: Undergraduate: Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 1982 PhD: Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1987 MD: Washington University School of Medicine, 1990 Internship: General surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1991 Residency: Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1997 Professional memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons North American Spine Society Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, Past President, Current Board Member and Delegate Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Secretary, Northwest Quadrant American College of Surgeons, Fellow Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Ohio State Medical Association Surgical Highlights: Cervical Spinal Surgery/Reconstructive Stereotactic Robotic Guided Surgery Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Complex Spine Surgery Brain, Spinal, and Peripheral Nerve Disorders Stereotactic Surgery of Brain Tumors Resection of Pituitary Tumors Chiari I Malformation Surgery Dr. Horne is a leader in stereotactic surgery of the brain and spine. He is among a growing number of surgeons in the U.S. pioneering the application of robotic surgery to make spine surgery safer for patients. He was the second surgeon in the U.S. to use the Mazor SpineAssist, which made spine fusions more safe for patients. This technology has now been upgraded to the latest generation in spinal robotic technology, the Mazor X. His skills encompass a broad scope of neurosurgery from brain and spinal tumors to surgery for degenerative spinal conditions. He has specific expertise in cervical spine surgery including cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery, motion sparing surgery, and kyphoplasty.