Mohamad Bydon, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



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, 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
  • 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 a 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 degenerative spine disease and spinal cord injury.

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 myelopathy
  3. Cervical radiculopathy
  4. Cervical spinal stenosis
  5. Cervical spondylosis
  6. Chiari malformation
  7. Degenerative disk disease
  8. Herniated disk
  9. Lumbar radiculopathy
  10. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  11. Lumbar spondylosis
  12. Myelopathy
  13. Radiculopathy
  14. Spinal cord metastases
  15. Spinal cord tumor
  16. Spinal stenosis
  17. Spinal tumor
  18. Spine deformity
  19. Spondylotic myelopathy
  20. Thoracic radiculopathy
  21. Trigeminal neuralgia
  1. Brain tumor surgery
  2. Laminectomy
  3. Minimally invasive surgery
  4. Spinal fusion
  5. Spine decompression
  6. Spine procedures
  7. Spine reconstruction
  8. Spine stabilization program
  9. Spine tumor surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Spine tumor surgery
  • Chiari malformation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Degenerative spinal disease
  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


  1. 2018
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2019
    Kern Center Practice Innovation AwardMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  7. 2018
    Office of Device Evaluation Honor AwardFood and Drug Administration
  8. 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)
  9. 2017
    Hibbs Basic Science AwardScoliosis Research Society
  10. 2017
    Recognition of exceptional delivery of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care to patients.Development International Physician Cohort Team
  11. 2017
    Innovation Accelerator 2017 for the project: Facet joint replacementInnovation Accelerator
  12. 2017
    Safety and Feasibility Study of Umbilical Cord Derived Stem Cell Injections in Rat Models of Spinal Contusion.Sabes Foundation
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 2014
    Excellence in Research AwardAmerican College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
  16. 2014
    Harvey Cushing Hunterian Research AwardDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  17. 2013
    Best Young Researcher Award8th Annual Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium
  18. 2013
    Walter Dandy Award for Excellence in NeurosurgeryDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  19. 2013
    Distinguished Abstract AwardWorld Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons
  20. 2013
    Best Scientific Paper AwardS.P.I.N.E.(Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East)
  21. 2013
    Individual Performance Award for clinical regulatory reviewsFood and Drug Administration
  22. 2009
    Top Ten AbstractCongress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
  23. 2006
    Contributing AuthorFirst Aid for the USMLE Step 1
  24. 2002
    Graduate with High HonorsDartmouth College
  25. 2001
    Honor List for standing in top 15% of studentsDartmouth College
  26. 2001
    Senior Fellowship AwardDartmouth College

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

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


Actividades de investigación

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