Barrett Boody, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of  Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic surgical residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, followed by a spine surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Boody provides comprehensive surgical care of the spine including: primary and revision surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, sports injuries, traumatic injuries of the spine & neck, back pain, and scoliosis.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Boody stays actively involved with research and medical education. He volunteers as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University, educating residents and fellows on spine pathology and spine surgery. Dr. Boody has authored over 55 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, served as a textbook section editor and has presented research at national symposiums. Currently, Dr. Boody is a co-investigator for multiple FDA trials conducted at the Indiana Spine Group. He is a member of the editorial board for the Clinical Spine Surgery journal and is a manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed spine journals.



Medical School
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Northwestern Memorial Hospital/McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowship Training
The Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications & Professional Memberships

Board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications, Books & Presentations

Boody B, Sharma R, Vaccaro AR.  Update on Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Disorders.  Contemporary Spine Surgery Journal.  Accepted 2018

Boody B, Tarazona D, Vaccaro AR.  Evaluation and Management of Pyogenic and Tubercular Spine Infections. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Accepted 2018

Boody B, Lendner M, Vaccaro AR.  Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.  International Orthopaedics. Accepted 2018

Boody B, Lucasti CJ, Schroeder GD, Heller JE, Vaccaro AR. Extradural Arachnoid Cyst Excision. Clinical spine surgery. 2018.

Boody BS, Schroeder GD, Segar AH, Kepler CK. Should Asymptomatic Patients With Cervical Spinal Cord Compression and Spinal Cord Signal Change Undergo Surgical Intervention? Clinical spine surgery. 2018.

Larson JE, Meyer MA, Boody B, Sarwark JF. Evaluation of angle trunk rotation measurements to improve quality and safety in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of orthopaedics. 2018;15(2):563-565.

Rosenthal BD, Boody BS, Jenkins TJ, Hsu WK, Patel AA, Savage JW. Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures. Clinical spine surgery. 2018;31(4):143-151.

Patel AA, Dodwad SM, Boody BS, et al. Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) in the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine. 2018.

Boody BS, Bhatt S, Mazmudar AS, Hsu WK, Rothrock NE, Patel AA. Validation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) computerized adaptive tests in cervical spine surgery. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 2018:1-12.

Boody B, Vaccaro AR. Point-of-View Response: Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Posterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery. Spine. 2017

Boody BS, Rosenthal BD, Jenkins TJ, Patel AA, Savage JW, Hsu WK. The Effectiveness of Bioskills Training for Simulated Open Lumbar Laminectomy. Global spine journal. 2017;7(8):794-800.

Schroeder GD, Boody BS, Kepler CK, et al. Comparing Health Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Either Primary or Revision Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine. 2017.

Rosenthal BD, Boody BS, Hsu WK. Return to Play for Athletes. Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 2017;28(1):163-171.

Boody BS, Savage JW. Evaluation and Treatment of Lumbar Facet Cysts. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2016;24(12):829-842.

Boody B, Johnson P, Pugely A, et al. Validation of a Web-Based Curriculum for Resident Education in Orthopedic Surgery. Journal of surgical education. 2016;73(6):1060-1065.

Boody BS, Savage JW, Eck JC, Hodges SD. Steroid Use in Adult Patients With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries. Clinical spine surgery. 2016;29(3):92-94.

Jenkins TJ, Boody BS, Patel AA, Hsu WK.  Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spinal Surgery.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal.  February 2016, Vol. 14, No. 2.

Boody BS, McCarthy MH, Hsu WK.  Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: an Update.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal.  January 2016, Vol.14, No.1

Boody BS, Jenkins TJ, Maslak J, Hsu WK, Patel AA. Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Spinal Epidural Abscess: An Evidence-based Review. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques. 2015;28(6):E316-327.

Boody BS, Jenkins TJ, Hashmi SZ, Hsu WK, Patel AA, Savage JW. Surgical Site Infections in Spinal Surgery. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques. 2015;28(10):352-362.

Boody BS, Omar IM, Hill JA. Displaced Medial and Lateral Bucket Handle Meniscal Tears With Intact ACL and PCL. Orthopedics. 2015;38(8):e738-741.

Book Chapters:

Sinensky A, Li W, Boody B, Kurd M. Video Atlas of Spine Surgery. Chapter XX: Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries.  Accepted 2018

Boody BS, Anderson DG. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Navigation.  Chapter XX: Multilevel Percutaneous Pedicle Screws Including Sacroiliac Screws. Accepted 2018

Boody BS, Kaye ID. Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery. Chapter 2: Three Dimensional Computer-Assisted Navigation Platforms.  Accepted 2017

Tarazona D, Boody B, Schroeder G.  Neurosurgery Case Series.  Chapter XX: Type 2 Odontoid Fractures.  Accepted 2017

Tarazona D, Boody B.  Chapter XX: Cervical Total Disc Replacement: Evidence Basis.  Accepted 2017

Rosenthal BD, Boody BS, Hsu WK, Patel AA.  7th ed. Elsevier. Management of Cervical Myelopathy: Surgical Treatment.  Rothman-Simone: The Spine. Editors: Garfin SR, Eismont FJ, Bell GR, Fischgrund G, Bono C.

Boody BS, Chun D, Hsu WK. 2nd ed.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, c2017.  Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine. Chapter 36: Basic Science of Spinal Fusion.  Editors: Bono CM, Schoenfeld AJ. P. 352-360.

Boody BS, Rosenthal BD, Dodwad SN, Patel AA.  1st ed.  AAOS, c2017.  Spine Injuries in Athletes. Chapter 1: The Epidemiology of Spine Injuries in Athletes.

Sporer SM, Rosenthal BD, Boody BS. Advanced Reconstruction: Hip. 2nd ed. Chapter 48: Noncemented Acetabular Revision. Editors: Lieberman, J.R. and Berry, D.J. c2017.

Boody B, Haak M, Savage JW.  1st ed.  ISCoS Textbook of Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries.  Lippincott Williams Wilkins, c2015. Chapter 12: Management of Subaxial Cervical Spine Fractures.  P. 205-217.