Mohamad Bydon, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Mohamad Bydon, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who is fellowship-trained in complex spinal surgery and spinal oncology. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) for a variety of spinal conditions, including back pain and neck pain, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, spinal deformity, and spinal fusion. He holds clinical expertise in the following areas:

  • Minimal access and minimally invasive surgery for spine disease
  • Tumors of the spinal cord and spinal column
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spontaneous spinal CSF leak
  • Chiari malformation
  • Stem cell therapies for degenerative spine disease and spinal cord injury
  • Robotic and advanced navigation surgery

As a neurosurgeon clinician-scientist, Dr. Bydon is Principal Investigator of the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory. The laboratory is focused on data analytics, patient safety, surgical outcomes, and novel therapeutic treatments for spine disease.

Dr. Bydon is also Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgical Registry, a database focused on improving outcomes and safety for patients.

  1. Brain tumor
  2. Cervical deformity
  3. Cervical herniated disc
  4. Cervical kyphosis
  5. Cervical myelopathy
  6. Cervical radiculopathy
  7. Cervical spinal stenosis
  8. Cervical spondylolisthesis
  9. Cervical spondylosis
  10. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  11. Chiari malformation
  12. Degenerative disk disease
  13. Herniated disk
  14. Lumbar herniated disc
  15. Lumbar radiculopathy
  16. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  17. Lumbar spondylosis
  18. Myelopathy
  19. Radiculopathy
  20. Scoliosis
  21. Spinal arteriovenous malformation
  22. Spinal cord metastases
  23. Spinal cord tumor
  24. Spinal fracture
  25. Spinal metastasis
  26. Spinal stenosis
  27. Spinal tumor
  28. Spine deformity
  29. Spondylotic myelopathy
  30. Thoracic herniated disc
  31. Thoracic myelopathy
  32. Thoracic radiculopathy
  33. Trigeminal neuralgia
  34. Tumors and masses
  1. Brain tumor surgery
  2. Cervical disc replacement
  3. Cervical diskectomy
  4. Cervical fusion
  5. Cervical laminectomy
  6. Cervical pseudoarthrosis procedure
  7. Cervical scoliosis surgery
  8. Cervical spine fusion
  9. Cervical spine surgery
  10. Diskectomy
  11. Hemivertebra resection
  12. Laminectomy
  13. Laminoplasty
  14. Laminotomy
  15. Lumbar diskectomy
  16. Lumbar fusion
  17. Lumbar laminectomy
  18. Lumbar pseudoarthrosis procedure
  19. Lumbar scoliosis surgery
  20. Lumbar spinal fusion (Deprecated)
  21. Lumbar spine fusion (Deprecated)
  22. Minimally invasive surgery
  23. Spinal deformity correction surgery
  24. Spinal fusion
  25. Spinal stabilization surgery
  26. Spinal tumor ablation
  27. Spine decompression
  28. Spine procedures
  29. Spine reconstruction
  30. Spine stabilization program
  31. Spine tumor surgery
  32. Thoracic diskectomy
  33. Thoracic fusion
  34. Thoracic laminectomy
  35. Thoracic pseudoarthrosis procedure
  36. Thoracic scoliosis surgery
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Spine tumor surgery and spinal oncology
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Robotic spinal surgery
  • Diseases of the cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Chiari malformation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Degenerative spinal disease
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2015
    Assistant Chief of ServiceNeurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. 2014
    Clinical Fellowship - Complex Spine Surgery and Spinal Oncology Minimally Invasive Spine SurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 2013
    Research Fellowship - Surgical Outcomes and Spinal Column BiomechanicsJohns Hopkins Hospital
  4. 2012
    Residency - NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital
  5. 2009
    Internship - NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital
  6. 2008
    MD - DegreeYale University School of Medicine
  7. 2008
    Research Fellowship - “Genetic basis of intracranial aneurysms and diseases of neural development.” Murat Gunel, M.D., Principal Investigator.Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  8. 2004
    Research Fellowship - “Role of Bmi-1 gene in stem cell regeneration.” Sean Morrison, Ph.D., Principal Investigator.Center for Stem Cell Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan Medical School
  9. 2003
    Post-Baccalaureate ProgramJohns Hopkins School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  10. 2002
    BA - DegreeDartmouth College

Certifications

  1. 2018
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Sanford Larson Award for Best Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  2. 2021
    Rosenblum-Mahaley Clinical Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  3. 2021
    Stewart Dunsker Award for Best Clinical SpineAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  4. 2021
    Kuntz Scholar Award for Top Abstracts for the abstract titled, “Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Sacral Chordomas: An Institutional/National Comparison of Outcomes with Surgery and RT”. 37th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  5. 2021
    Sanford Larson Award for Best Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2021
    Sanford Larson Award for Best Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  7. 2021
    Stewart Dunsker Award for Best Clinical Spine Abstract.American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  8. 2021
    Editor’s Choice article for the April issue of WORLD NEUROSURGERY, Rate and Characteristics of Vertebral Artery Injury Following C1-C2 Posterior Cervical Fusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisWorld Neurosurgery
  9. 2019
    J.A.N.E. Award. “Predictors of the Best Outcomes Following Minimally Invasive Surgery for Grade 1 Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.” 35th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  10. 2019
    Kuntz Scholar Award for Top Abstracts. “Assessing the Differences in Characteristics of Patients Lost to Follow Up at 2 Years: Results from the Multi-site Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) Study of Impact of Fusion on Outcomes of Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis.” 35th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  11. 2019
    Best Oral Presentation – Peripheral Nerve/ Basic Science/ General Spine Session 5. “Spinal Cord High-grade Infiltrating Gliomas in Adults: Clinico-pathological and Molecular Evaluation”35th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  12. 2019
    Kern Affiliate – a designation of the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care DeliveryRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  13. 2019
    Practice Innovation Award for “Using Practice-Based Evidence to Facilitate Neurosurgical Quality Improvement”Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  14. 2019
    Kern Center Practice Innovation AwardMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  15. 2018
    Office of Device Evaluation Honor AwardFood and Drug Administration
  16. 2017
    Best of Meeting Award for Abstract titled: The Effect of Epidural Steroid Injections on Bone Mineral Density and Vertebral Fracture Risk: A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of Current Literature.16th Annual Meeting American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  17. 2017
    Hibbs Basic Science AwardScoliosis Research Society
  18. 2017
    Recognition of exceptional delivery of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care to patients.Development International Physician Cohort Team
  19. 2017
    Innovation Accelerator 2017 for the project: Facet joint replacementInnovation Accelerator
  20. 2017
    Safety and Feasibility Study of Umbilical Cord Derived Stem Cell Injections in Rat Models of Spinal Contusion.Sabes Foundation
  21. 2016
    Inaugural “Transforming the practice through the use of Big Data” collaboration awards.Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  22. 2016
    Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for abstract titled: Manual Muscle Test at C5 palsy onset predicts the likelihood of and time to C5 palsy resolution presentation at the 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.AANS
  23. 2014
    Excellence in Research AwardAmerican College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
  24. 2014
    Harvey Cushing Hunterian Research AwardDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  25. 2013
    Best Young Researcher Award8th Annual Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium
  26. 2013
    Walter Dandy Award for Excellence in NeurosurgeryDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  27. 2013
    Distinguished Abstract AwardWorld Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons
  28. 2013
    Best Scientific Paper AwardS.P.I.N.E.(Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East)
  29. 2013
    Individual Performance Award for clinical regulatory reviewsFood and Drug Administration
  30. 2009
    Top Ten AbstractCongress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
  31. 2006
    Contributing AuthorFirst Aid for the USMLE Step 1
  32. 2002
    Graduate with High HonorsDartmouth College
  33. 2001
    Honor List for standing in top 15% of studentsDartmouth College
  34. 2001
    Senior Fellowship AwardDartmouth College

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    ChairAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington Committee Ad Hoc Committee
  2. 2021 - present
    Board MemberSSMC in partnership with Mayo Clinic
  3. 2021 - present
    Editorial Board MemberJournal of Neurosurgery Spine
  4. 2021 - present
    Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors of SSMC LLC
  5. 2020 - 2021
    Chair, Membership, Resident Council Executive BoardCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2020 - 2023
    Vice ChairAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  7. 2020 - present
    Faculty MemberNorth American Spine Society
  8. 2019 - 2021
    Chair Quality Improvement CommitteeCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  9. 2019 - 2021
    ChairCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  10. 2019 - 2020
    Vice-ChairCongress of Neurological Surgeons, Guidelines Committee
  11. 2019 - 2020
    ChairCongress of Neurological Surgeons, Ad hoc Data Science and Quality Committee
  12. 2019
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Distinguished Inventor Award Selection Committee
  13. 2019 - present
    Co-Chair of Data Operations CommitteeAANS – AAOS American Spine Registry (ASR)
  14. 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic, President for International, Search Committee
  15. 2019
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Institutional Strategic Vision 2030 Committee
  16. 2019 - 2020
    Online Education ChairCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  17. 2019
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  18. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMinnesota Community Measurement Spine Workgroup
  19. 2018
    Committee MemberAcumen MACRA Clinical Support Committee: Musculoskeletal Disease Management - Spine Clinical Subcommittee
  20. 2017 - 2018
    Expert Panel MemberBlue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery Expert Panel, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  21. 2017 - present
    MemberUnited States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Workgroup
  22. 2017 - present
    Executive committee memberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  23. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Marys Campus Modernization and Growth – Orthopedic Surgery and Neurologic Surgery East Tower 8 & 9
  24. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Neurologic Surgery, Executive Committee
  25. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus Modernization & Growth Task Force Executive Committee
  26. 2017 - 2018
    MemberMACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Peripheral Vascular Disease Management Subcommittee
  27. 2017 - 2018
    MemberMACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Neuropsychiatric Disease Management Subcommittee
  28. 2017 - 2018
    MemberMACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Musculoskeletal Disease Management - Non-Spine Subcommittee
  29. 2017 - present
    MemberSurgical Quality Subcommittee
  30. 2017 - present
    Medical DirectorInternational GCC Regional Development Groups
  31. 2017 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic International Committee
  32. 2017
    Abstract ReviewerNorth American Spine Society
  33. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Diversity Leader (DDL), Department of Neurologic Surgery
  34. 2017
    Scientific Reviewer for the Summer Spine MeetingNorth American Spine Society
  35. 2017 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  36. 2017 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Association
  37. 2016 - present
    Performance Measurement Committee MemberNorth American Spine Society
  38. 2016 - present
    Coverage Committee MemberNorth American Spine Society
  39. 2016 - present
    MemberSpine Center Research Subcommittee
  40. 2016 - present
    MentorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Career Advisory and Mentorship Program (C.A.M.P.)
  41. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Registry Assist Oversight Committee
  42. 2016 - present
    ChampionWalmart Spine Center Contract – Neurosurgery Physician Champion
  43. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSpine Center of Excellence
  44. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAsk Mayo Expert for Neurology / Neurosurgery
  45. 2016 - present
    Surgeon ChampionACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
  46. 2016 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Program Committee
  47. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Medical School Appeals Committee
  48. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAANS/CNS Joint Spine Section Executive Committee
  49. 2016 - present
    Board MemberAANS - AAPMR Joint Spine Registry Steering Committee -- a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  50. 2016
    MemberCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): MACRA Episode-Based Resource Use Measures Clinical Sub-Committee
  51. 2016 - 2019
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  52. 2016 - 2019
    Distinguished MemberAmerican Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  53. 2016 - 2019
    FellowAmerican Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  54. 2016 - 2019
    DiplomatAmerican Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  55. 2016 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert Knowledge and Content Board
  56. 2015 - present
    MemberMinnesota Neurosurgical Society
  57. 2015 - present
    Liaison for Department of Neurologic SurgeryCenter for Science of Health Care Delivery
  58. 2015 - present
    MemberSpine Center Steering Committee
  59. 2015 - present
    MemberSpine Center Outcomes Committee
  60. 2015 - present
    MemberNeurosurgery Enterprise Research Committee
  61. 2015 - present
    MemberQuality Outcomes Database (N2QOD)
  62. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberAANS/CNS Neurosurgery Quality Council
  63. 2015 - present
    MemberAANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  64. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  65. 2013 - present
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  66. 2009 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  67. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  68. 2008
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  69. 2005
    TreasurerYale Student Run Free Clinic