David Love, MD is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Spine Surgery. His primary focus is the diagnosis and treatment of both surgical and non-surgical conditions of neck and back. Dr. Love specializes in the surgical treatment of common conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, including neck and back pain, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, radiculopathy (commonly known as a pinched nerve), myelopathy (compression of the spinal cord), spinal deformity/scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He is passionate about restoring patients’ function through an individualized approach and prefers nonoperative treatment whenever possible.
Dr. Love is a native Georgian and returns to the metro-Atlanta area after nearly a decade and half of education and training. After graduating from Pope High School in Marietta, GA, he attended Washington and Lee University on academic scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While at W&L, he was a four-year letterman for the Generals’ varsity football team.
Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Love received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was elected Academic Chief Resident in his final year, before being selected for a Spine Surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, a prestigious AO Spine designated fellowship site. While in fellowship, he received advanced training in both traditional open and minimally invasive techniques and cared for complex spinal trauma at the world-renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Dr. Love has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters and has presented extensively on orthopaedic spine care throughout his training. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, AO Spine, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Love is excited to return to Georgia and provide patient-directed spine care to the citizens of the Southside. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Diana, and their young son, Jacob, and is an avid golfer.