About Jeffrey M. Tomlin, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Jeffrey M. Tomlin, MD, MBA, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal disc replacement for motion preservation. He also treats patients with traumatic brain injury and performs cranial reconstruction.
Dr. Tomlin has served in the US Navy for more than 33 years of continuous active duty, holding a variety of leadership positions across the Navy medicine enterprise. His staff assignments were broadly distributed across military medical centers at home and abroad, including combat support deployments to Afghanistan and Germany.
He completed residency training in neurosurgery from the University of Rochester. He earned his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He also completed a master's degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. where he served as both vice and chair of the medical executive committee.
Dr. Tomlin was elected to the American College of Surgeons committee on trauma and recently completed the surgical leadership program at Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow in both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and a member of both the Neurosurgical Society of America and the Congress of Neurosurgeons. He has been a guest examiner for the American Board of Neurosurgery twice, and has been an invited lecturer at multiple national meetings for his background in neurotrauma care.
Dr. Tomlin's volunteer work has been as a member and prior chairman of the Board of Directors for the Vail Veterans Program, fortifying strategic partnerships to provide transformative healing for wounded service members through active clinics. Prior to being on the board, he was the lead instructor for their pilot program, Veterans Path to Success, in partnership with the Human Performance Institute division of Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Tomlin and his wife are proud parents to four children and recent grandparents to twins. His recreational interests include activities in the mountains and oceans of the world.
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- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
- Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Instrumentation
- Spinal Motion Preservation