Dr. Thomas Gianaris is a neurosurgeon at Texas Back Institute specializing in spinal disorders and degenerative spine surgery. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in History, Dr. Gianaris received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He then went on to complete his neurosurgery residency at the Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery, including an enfolded CAST Spine Fellowship also at Indiana University.
He is the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed research papers in major neurosurgical publications and numerous textbook chapters, and has given oral presentations at regional and national neurosurgical meetings. During his training, Dr. Gianaris also worked and studied in several academic research labs at Purdue University and IUPUI focusing on spinal cord and microvascular injuries in cells and animal models in order to better understand the biological processes underlying spinal disorders. Dr. Gianaris specializes in caring for myelopathy, radiculopathy, and spinal malignancy, as well as adult spinal deformity, revisions, and minimally invasive approaches.
Outside of caring for patients, Dr. Gianaris enjoys spending time at home with his wife and infant son, as well as bass fishing, biking, ice hockey, and playing the mandolin.