GaedeFP Steven E. Gaede MD obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma and his Medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine.

His first two years of post-graduate training emphasized Internal Medicine, Neurology and General Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.  He completed Neurological Surgery residency training at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1985.  

Dr. Gaede is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa.  From 1995 through 2020, he maintained a private neurosurgical practice at Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute, where he was a partner.  

Some of Dr. Gaede's areas of special interest include:

  • Complex spine surgery, including adult deformity
  • Microsurgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Artificial Disc Surgery
  • Brain Tumor surgery, including CyberKnife Radiosurgery
  • Neuro-augmentative surgery
  • Spinal Cord and Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia, CyberKnife and Surgery

Dr. Gaede has had additional, post-residency training and experience in the use of CyberKnife, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stereotactic brain surgery, spinal instrumentation and artificial disc surgery.

Dr. Gaede has demonstrated clinical research interests.  In the FDA trial of Deep Brain Stimulation therapy for Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor, Dr. Gaede was the only private practitioner to be named Principal Investigator.  

Dr. Gaede was a Principal Investigator for the FDA’s Mobi-C artificial disc trials. The Mobi-C was the first and only artificial disc in the U.S. FDA approved to treat more than one level of the cervical spine.  It received FDA approval in August 2013.

Dr. Gaede has had extensive experience in Hospital Administration and has held many leadership positions including the presidency of Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital from 2002 to the present.  He has been instrumental in the development and growth of TSSH, which has blossomed into a center of excellence, attracting patients for both its unrivaled patient satisfaction surveys and its survey-proven quality.

Dr. Gaede was Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1991, and became a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons in 1993.  

He is a member of the American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons, the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Tulsa County Medical Society.

Dr. Gaede maintains staff privileges at Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center.  He has established a satellite office in Bartlesville.

Steven Gaede Curriculum Vitae

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