Deckey is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. His practice focuses on
complex disorders of the spine in adult and pediatric patients. He performs
over 350 spinal operations per year. His interests include scoliosis,
tumors, fractures, infections, and degenerative conditions of the cervical,
thoracic, and lumbar spine. He is a general partner of Orthopaedic Specialty
Institute of Orange County.
Dr. Deckey is an attending physician at St. Joseph Hospital and Children’s
Hospital of Orange County. He also has privileges at Mission Regional
Hospital and Irvine Regional Medical Center.
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.
“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 the principle clinical investigator at
St Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA for the Maverick (Medtronics) lumbar
disc replacement. He also is clinical investigator for the FDA study for
the use of bone morphogenic protein in posterior spinal fusions. Dr. Deckey
has published numerous articles, chapters, and has presented at various
conferences throughout the nation.