Michael J. Bart, MD
Patrick M. Lyons, MD
Timothy E. Messmer, DPM
David M. Mourning, MD
Kenneth M. Oates, MD
Stacia A. Smith, MD
Donna J. Klein, OT, CHT
Matt N. Ball, PA-C
Richard L. Gerlach, PA-C
Jessica A. Ross, PA-C
Mark S. Vollrath, PA-C
Neal Olarte, PA-C
Lara Heise, PA-C

David M. Mourning, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Spine Surgery

“The proper treatment of a spinal problem involves more than just reading an MRI report. It’s a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s complaints and neurologic findings, combined with a mutual understanding of what surgery can do to help alleviate their pain or disability.”

Dr Mourning graduated from the University of North Carolina, then from medical school at the University of Virginia. From there, he completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, followed by an additional year of fellowship training at Baylor Medical College in Houston, focusing exclusively on spinal surgery. He has spent the last six years with a large multispecialty group in Bremerton, Washington as one of only two spine surgeons on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

Dr Mourning treats the entire spine, encompassing cervical to lumbar and sacral conditions including disc herniations, stenosis, scoliosis, and fractures. He performs minimally invasive procedures including the XLIF procedure (fusion), discectomies, and kyphoplasty as well as traditional open reconstructive surgery with laminectomies and fusions for degenerative conditions of the spine. He finds nothing more rewarding than watching a patient regain their quality of life after surgery.

He and his wife enjoy focusing their free time on their young daughter. Dr Mourning balances his family life with his favorite outdoor pursuits, as an avid runner, snowboarder, and mountain climber.

Special Orthopaedic Focus
Diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the spine, including disc herniations, stenosis, scoliosis, and fractures. Minimally invasive techniques including the XLIF procedure (fusion), discectomies, and kyphoplasty; open reconstructive surgery including laminectomies and fusions.

To view a video of Dr. Mourning discussing options for back pain relief, click here.

Fellowship – Spine, 08/03 – 07/04
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Houston, TX

Residency, 07/99 to 06/03
Tulane University Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New Orleans, LA

Internship, 07/98 to 06/99
Tulane University Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
New Orleans, LA

Medical School, 1998 – MD
University of Virginia
Charlottsville, VA

Presentations and Publications
Mourning D, Reitman CA, Heggeness MH, Esses SI, Hipp JA: Initial intervertebral stability after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plating. Spine J. 2007 Nov-Dec; 7(6): 642-6. Epub 2007 Jan 23

Presented 6/18/03 at Tulane University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ray Haddad Memorial Lectureship: “Analysis of Adjacent Segment Motion After Lumbar Spinal Fusion.” Mourning D, Salkeld S, Christakis P, Cook S.

Poster presentation at Spine, Science, Management Meeting, New Orleans, 11/01: “Multiple Level Cervical Fusion Using Third Generation Anterior Cervical Plate and a Titanium Cage with Local Bone Graft.” Mourning D, Whitecloud T, Mirrer F, Roesch W.

Acknowledged as contributor:
Kahler, DM. “Keynote Address: The evolution of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery in fracture management.”
“Computer assisted insertion of iliosacral screws compared to standard fluoroscopic technique.”
“Optimizing registration accuracy in computer assisted percutaneous pelvic surgery.”
“Virtual fluoroscopy: a tool for decreasing radiation exposure during femoral intramedullary nailing.”
“Workshop: Virtual Fluoroscopy.”
Moderator, Trauma session, CAOS/USA, Pittsburgh, PA June 15-17, 2000.

Presented at Radiologic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, 12/96: “Fluoroscopically-guided balloon dilation of the gastrointestinal tract: Thirteen year experience in 778 procedures.” deLange EE, Shaffer HA, Lajvardi A, Mourning D.

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