Dr. Eric Vess is joining Tidewater Orthopaedics as a back, neck, and spine surgeon in September 2023. He comes to the Hampton Roads area after completing a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Dr. Vess earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2017. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester Department of Orthopedics, where he received several awards, including the Soles-Tisdale-Lepel hip arthroplasty Resident Award.
His research has focused on hindfoot biomechanics and minimally invasive approaches to metastatic spine disease. Dr. Vess has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics.
In addition to his clinical and research experience, Dr. Vess has received many academic honors. He graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University with a degree in chemistry. He received travel awards to present his research during medical school and was honored at graduation.
Dr. Vess brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for spine surgery to Tidewater Orthopaedics. His specialized fellowship training in complex spine procedures and his dedication to research will allow him to provide excellent care for patients with back, neck, and spinal disorders.
Excited to return to Virginia, Dr. Vess and his wife are eager to explore their new home area with their dog.
University of Alabama Birmingham
Spine Surgery Fellow
University of Rochester, Department of Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgery Resident
2013 - 2017
University of Virginia Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
2009 - 2013
James Madison University
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry