Shaleen Vira, MD
Shaleen Vira, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical focus is complex spinal deformities, scoliosis and minimally invasive spine surgery. He practices at Zale Lipshy Hospital, THR/UTSW Frisco Hospital, and Parkland Hospital.
Prior to joining UT Southwestern in 2019, Dr. Vira was at the Cleveland Clinic where he was the Combined Neurological and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellow. This unique fellowship provides the future leaders of the profession a comprehensive and rigorous training in the full breadth and depth of spine surgery. He gained experience with a multitude of surgical techniques including complex reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, image guidance, microsurgery, robotic surgery, and spinal navigation.
Dr. Vira earned his medical degree from NYU Langone Medical Center where he was in the highly selective BA/MD program and earned his medical school admission at age 17. His residency was at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (the oldest orthopaedic residency in North American and top 5 US News & World Report hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery) where he was in the Clinician Scientist Orthopaedic Surgery Program and served as chief resident.
Dr. Vira completed a research fellowship in adult and pediatric spinal deformities at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. His research involved developing tools to individualize spine surgery planning and he is a strong believer in patient specific surgery. Dr. Vira has published over 200 peer reviewed papers, conference podium presentations, and book chapters in the areas of adult and pediatric spinal deformities, minimally invasive spine surgery, and value & healthcare policy in spine care.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.