Camilo Molina, MD FAANS

Camilo Molina, MD FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Director, Spinal Deformity and Spinal Oncology

Co-Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Co-Director, Complex Spine Fellowship

Deputy Director of Spine Innovation, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology


  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal tumors
  • Cervical spine deformity
  • Cervical spine disease
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Spinal trauma
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery

Call 314-362-3577 for Patient Appointments

I promise to provide compassionate individualized care that strives to offer the least invasive solution for achieving successful treatment goals and rapid recovery.

Dr. Molina

Molina Laboratory

Molina Laboratory

The Molina Lab is devoted to the investigation, development, and clinical translation of novel technologies that have the potential to decrease surgical invasiveness and improve surgical safety, efficacy, and efficiency.


BA, Microbiology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
2004 – 2008

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Resident, Neurological Surgery
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland


Fellowship, Spine Oncology and Spine Deformity
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship, Complex Spine and Skullbase
Universitta del Sacro Cuore
Rome, Italy

Fellowship, Complex Spine
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Research focus

Dr. Molina is a spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with dedicated complex spine deformity and oncology training. He specializes in the entire spectrum of spine disease, but has a unique interest in spinal tumors and spinal deformities. He has an active laboratory devoted to the study of spinal cord injury, spinal oncology, spinal deformity, and enabling spine surgery technologies.

His clinical and research vision converges on the mission of providing his patients an avenue to return to their lives in the least disruptive manner.  He is an expert and lead developer in novel robotic and augmented reality spine surgery solutions. He was a leader on the clinical design team that ultimately led to the FDA approval and performance of the first augmented reality mediated spine procedures in the United States.

Honors & leadership roles

  • Johns Hopkins Dept. of Neurosurgery Harvey Cushing Research Award
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Excellence in Medical Student Research Award
  • AO Spine Hansjorg Wyss Foundation Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellows Grant
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 
  • Spine Journal Reviewer
  • Twice Recipient of North American Spine Society Best Papers Distinction 
  • AO Spine Foundation Spine Fellowship Best Posters Distinction
  • Professional Memberships: AANS, CNS, NASS

Board certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery Certified (2023)

Hospital appointments

Barnes-Jewish Hospital 
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital