Christian B. Ricks, MD

Chief Resident

Christian Ricks




Christian Ricks, MD, entered the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2012 after receiving his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. He also has both BS and MS degrees in genetics and biotechnology from Brigham Young University

In 2015-16 he completed an infolded spine fellowship with Adam Kanter, MD, and David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, focusing on minimally invasive approaches and spinal deformity correction. He is currently completing a year of neurocritical care fellowship working under Dr. Lori Shutter.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neurocritical care; neurotrauma; scoliosis and complex spinal deformity; minimally invasive spine surgery; spinal biomechanics.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

BS, Genetics/Biotechnology, Brigham Young University, 2006
MS, Genetics/Biotechnology, Brigham Young University, 2007
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011

Honors & Awards

Society of Neurological Surgeons RUNN Award, 2014
Pittsburgh Foundation Copeland Award Recipient, 2012