Phoenix Spine is staffed by a group of caring medical professionals who can help you understand if you are candidate for surgery, ensure you have a smooth visit to the Phoenix Spine Surgery Center from initial appointment through surgery and recovery.
Every spine surgery performed at the Phoenix Spine Surgery Center is performed by our surgeons with extensive experience in spinal surgery.
Daniel Lieberman, M.D.
Dr. Lieberman completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, the nation’s leading neurosurgery program. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lieberman completed a three-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD after graduating from the University of Arizona Medical School. Dr. Lieberman has completed over 4500 surgeries serving more than 12,000 patients over the past 12 years.
Richard Teff, M.D.
Dr. Teff completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Missouri and spent eight years in active duty service with the United States Army. He was deployed twice to Iraq during 2003 and 2007 and awarded bronze stars for exceptionally meritorious service following each of his overseas tours. He has extensive experience with degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. His work with Army, Navy, and Air Force service members taught him many lessons about preserving high levels of athletic performance after spinal injuries and operations. Dr. Teff is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where he attended college and medical school at Creighton University.
Jeffrey Martin, M.D.
Dr. Martin is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine procedures. A graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Martin completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He has been on staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Surgical Specialty Hospital of Phoenix, and most recently Laser Spine Institute. A native of the East Valley, Dr. Martin is extremely excited to be serving patients back in the community where he grew up.
Amy Cannatta, D.C.
Phoenix Spine is happy to welcome Amy Cannatta, D.C. to our team of providers. Dr. Cannatta completed her chiropractic training and internship at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. She brings experience working with professional athletes as one of the team chiropractors for the WBNA Connecticut Sun basketball team. She is excited to call Arizona her new home and loves helping patients of all ages maintain an active, pain-free lifestyle.