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Stephen M. Pirris, M.D.


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. Pirris completed his medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. He stayed in Pittsburgh to complete his neurological surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Pirris serves on the Executive Committee with the Southern Neurosurgery Society as the current Treasurer, the Board of Directors with the Florida Neurosurgery Society as a former President, the Robotics and Navigation committee with the North American Spine Society and the Board of Directors for the Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation that provides outreach missions as well as education and mentoring for underserved areas of Southeast Asia.

Dr. Pirris is the recipient of many honors and awards including the North American Spine Society Clinical Travelling Fellowship and has repeatedly been named as a Top Doctor by various outlets, including Vitals Patient Choice, Top Doctors of America, Best in Florida and Jacksonville Magazine. He is also an accomplished author with over 90 academic presentations and 38 peer reviewed publications.

Outside of work, Dr. Pirris mostly enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters, who keep him quite busy and entertained with their various activities. He appreciates all the outdoors activities available here in North Florida, especially fishing, biking, hiking and paddle boarding.

  • Spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal Navigation and Robotics
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Decompressive laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  1. 2009
    Resident - Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2002
    MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  3. 1998
    BS - BiologyUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  1. 2012
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2007
    Clinical Traveling Fellowship AwardNorth American Spine Society
  2. 2002
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  3. 2002
    Theodore Kurze Senior Prize in Clinical NeuroscienceAwarding Organization
  4. 2002
    Medical Student Award for ExcellenceAllegheny County Medical Society
  5. 1998
    Graduate with Honors in BiologyUniversity of North Carolina
  6. 1997
    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor FraternityUniversity of North Carolina
  7. 1997
    Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of North Carolina
  8. 1997
    Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor SocietyUniversity of North Carolina
  9. 1995
    Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor SocietyUniversity of North Carolina
  10. 1994
    Scholar-Athlete of the Year ScholarshipWPIAL

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Board AdvisorNeurosurgery Outreach Foundation
  2. 2016 - 2021
    Committee Member and Reviewer, Futures Grants InvestigatorAscension Medical Group
  3. 2016 - present
    Committee Member and Reviewer, Futures Grants InvestigatorNeurosurgical Society of America
  4. 2014
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Spinal Fusion Manage to Reimbursement Project
  5. 2014
    InterviewerMayo Clinic Florida Radiology Chair Search Committee
  6. 2014
    MemberMayo Clinic Foundation Neurosurgical Equipment Committee
  7. 2014
    NASS Section on Robitics and Navigation
  8. 2013 - present
    Board AdvisorFlorida Neurosurgical Society
  9. 2013
    Meeting ParticipantMayo Clinic Florida Neuroscience Clinical Reserch Committee
  10. 2013
    Meeting ParticipantSpine Surgery Manage to Reimbursement Project, Mayo Clinic Projects
  11. 2013
    Vice ChairMayo Clinic Florida Neuroscience Clinical Research Committee
  12. 2012
    MemberAO Spine
  13. 2012
    Meeting ParticipantMayo Enterprise Bone and Tissue Contractive Initiative
  14. 2012
    Meeting ParticipantClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  15. 2012 - present
    Meeting ParticipantExecutive Committee
  16. 2012 - present
    Board AdvisorSouthern Neurosurgical Society
  17. 2011
    Meeting ParticipantMayo Enterprise Spinal Implant Strategy
  18. 2010
    Meeting ParticipantMayo Clinic Florida Spinal Fusion DRG Best Practice Analysis
  19. 2006 - present
    Committee Member and Reviewer, Futures Grants InvestigatorNorth American Spine Society
  20. 1998 - 2002
    Class Vice PresidentUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Vice PresidentSigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
    Academic ChairmanSigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons