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David M. Benglis, M.D.


David M. Benglis, Jr., M.D. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon practicing at Atlanta Brain and Spine Care. He completed a complex spine and minimally invasive fellowship at the University of Miami. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of both surgical and non-surgical spinal disorders. Additionally, Dr. Benglis has recently authored various book chapters and journal articles on these specific topics. Dr. Benglis, believes that patient education, conservative approaches to treatment, and the patient-physician relationship are important.

Dr. Benglis treats a wide range of spinal disorders including:

  • Cervical / lumbar / thoracic disc disease / herniations and stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis cervical / lumbar / thoracic
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spine tumors

He utilizes modern cutting-edge techniques (O-arm CT navigation, disc replacement, minimally invasive screws) to ensure his patient’s fast return to function following surgery.

Dr. Benglis completed his undergraduate training with high honors at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Benglis graduated with honors through the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society.

From 2007-2009 Dr. Benglis completed a two-year non-ACGME advanced subspecialty fellowship in spinal neurosurgery. This was accomplished under the guidance of his spine mentors, now chairman of neurosurgery Dr. Alan Levi, M.D., Phd., Dr. Michael Y. Wang, M.D., Dr. Steve Vanni, D.O., and chairman emeritus Dr. Barth Green M.D. who directed one of the largest spinal cord injury research centers in the country, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.  Dr. Benglis graduated from his neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami in 2011.

Dr. Benglis performs surgeries at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine. Dr. Benglis holds positions on the Piedmont Hospital Credentialing committee.

Dr. David Benglis was born and raised in southwestern Louisiana. In his free time he enjoys travelling, collecting wine, and outdoor activities.

Honors & awards

Howard Hughes Research Scholar

Medical Alumni Association James J. Young, PhD, Research Award

AOA UTHSC San Antonio Medical School

North American Spine Society Scholarship

8th Rosamoff Research Day Certificate of Recognition

10th Rosamoff Research Day Certificate of Recognition

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Medical Director of Atlanta Institute of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Georgia Trend magazine’s “Top Doctors” in 2020


  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques

  • Brain Tumors



University of Texas at Austin – B.A. in Microbiology


University of Texas Science Center at San Antonio – M.D.


University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Neurological Surgery Residency

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