David Salvetti, MD

  • Chief Resident

David J. Salvetti, MD, began his residency with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery in July 2013. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a BE in biomedical engineering, and then attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, graduating in 2013. During both undergraduate and medical school, Dr. Salvetti was involved in neurosurgery research ranging from software development to the clinical outcomes of Gamma Knife surgery. During residency his research has focused on the clinical outcomes of elective spine surgery.

He is completing 21 months of infolded spine fellowship training focusing on spinal deformity correction and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Salvetti was born in Willow Grove, Pa. and grew up in east Tennessee. Outside neurosurgery his interests include mechanics, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits.
His publications may be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Education & Training

  • BE, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2009
  • MD, University of Virginia, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Charlie Kuntz Abstract Award, CNS Spine Summit, 2016
  • Best Presentation Award, Stuart Rowe Society Lectureship and Resident research Day, 2015

Media Appearances