Patrick S. McNulty, MD, FABOS, FABSS, an Orthopedic Surgeon with McNulty Spine & LVNI Center for Spine and Brain Surgery

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Patrick S. McNulty, who serves patients throughout the State of Nevada.

Dr. McNulty is a top 1% or higher, double-board certified, award-winning orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, treating children and adults at McNulty Spine & LVNI Center for Spine and Brain Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

With over 30 years of experience in treating and reconstructing a wide range of spinal disorders and deformities, he often begins with conservative treatments before implementing surgical options. He is well-versed in spinal injections to start the recovery process in an efficient, structure-focused fashion. He provides traditional spine surgery as well as minimally invasive and robotic surgical options. He also has experience in workers’ compensation and medical-legal medicine.

Academically, Dr. McNulty graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a triple major in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Miami Medical School, graduating first in his class. 

For his residency in orthopedic surgery, he went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, an affiliate of the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He also completed rigorous fellowship training in spinal surgery at the Scoliosis and Spine Center, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Towson, Maryland.

Following his medical training, Dr. McNulty followed a family tradition with military service.  He is a decorated military veteran serving in the United States Navy during the Bosnian War. He served active duty with the United States Navy from 1994-1997 in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. In addition to deploying during the Bosnian War, he was also the Head of the Division of Spine Surgery and was involved full-time with orthopedic residency training.

An expert in his field, the doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Moreover, he is board-certified in spine surgery by the American Board of Spine Surgery, because this particular board recognizes both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.

Achieving fellowship status, Dr. McNulty is a Fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (FABOS), and Fellow of the American Board of Spine Surgery (FABSS).

Holding membership status in a wide range of professional organizations, he is an active member of the prestigious Scoliosis Research Society (the premier international society for spinal deformity surgeons), the American College of Spine Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Medical Honor Society, the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. 

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. McNulty has been the recipient of many awards, such as the U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors Award, America’s Top Orthopedists Award, Marquis Who’s Who, Top Doctors in Las Vegas Award (2017-2019), Leading Physicians of the World Award, and Consumers’ Research-Council of America Top Physicians Award.

On a more personal note, he was born in Chateauroux, France and has lived in many states and countries. His mother was a flight nurse and his father was a jet fighter pilot in the US Air Force.

Learn More about Patrick S. McNulty:
Through his findatopdoc profile,, through McNulty Spine, or through LVNI Center for Spine and Brain Surgery,

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