Dr. Deckey is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon. His practice
focuses on complex disorders of the spine in adult and pediatric patients.
He performs over 400 spinal operations per year. His interests include
minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, tumors, fractures, infections,
and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
He is managing partner of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute of Orange County.
Dr. Deckey is director of complex spine surgery at St. Joseph Hospital.
He also has privileges Childrens Hospital of Orange County, Hoag Hospital,
and the Hoag Orthopedic Institute.
He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry with honors from Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and
was elected to the Sigma XI national science honor society. Following
Brown University, Dr. Deckey completed his medical degree at Columbia
University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He also
was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.
Dr. Deckey remained at Columbia University where he completed his surgical
internship and orthopaedic surgical residency which he completed in 1997.
“During his residency, Dr. Deckey was named Chief Resident and received
the Orren D. Baab award for outstanding achievement and leadership.”
Following Columbia, he completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the
University of California, San Francisco. This additional training in complex
spinal deformity surgery was under the direction of Dr. David Bradford.
Dr. Deckey remains extremely active in surgeon training, education, research,
and innovation. He is currently co-director for the spine fellowship program
at HOI. Dr. Deckey has published numerous articles, chapters, and has
presented at various conferences throughout the nation.