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Kessiena L. Aya, D.O.,M.Sc

  • Gender: Female

About Dr. Aya

Dr. Aya is a Board - Eligible Orthopedic Spine surgeon specializing in the diagnosis, surgical and non-operative management of Adult Spine pathology. She grew up in Ottawa, Canada, and attended medical school at the Harlem, NY branch of Touro University. Following medical school, she completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch where she discovered her passion for improving the lives of patients with spine disease

Her formal training as a Spine Surgeon began in residency. Her fellowship training included advanced techniques in managing, treating, and operating on patients with infections, traumatic injuries, tumors, degenerative disorders, and spinal deformity. During this time, she was also exposed to various spinal instrumentation systems, image-guided surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. The highlight of her Academic training was an opportunity to pursue advanced training by completing a Complex Adult and Pediatric Deformity rotation at an internationally renowned Scoliosis Research Society training site.

Dr. Aya was recruited in 2021 and has a special interest in minimally invasive Adult Deformity surgery. She is a member of the North American Spine Society and AO Spine, has co-authored many peer-reviewed publications, and looks forward to the vast opportunities for academic and technical growth at Inspired Spine.