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Steven C. Ludwig

Steven C. Ludwig M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Orthopaedics
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 300
Phone: 410-328-3330
Fax: 410-328-0534

Personal History:

Dr. Ludwig earned his MD at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he graduated first in his class. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He went on to complete a fellowship in spine surgery at Emory University Hospital.

Dr. Ludwig is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Before coming to the School of Medicine, he was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from 1999 to 2001. He is now the head of the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Ludwig is currently Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He oversees spinal surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute.

Dr. Ludwig is a nationally and internationally distinguished academic orthopaedic surgeon whose specific areas of interest and clinical expertise include disorders of the cervical spine, minimally invasive spinal techniques, motion-preservation surgery, reconstruction of the traumatically injured spine, and tumor reconstruction.

The recipient of the American Orthopaedic Association Research Award, the Cervical Spine Research Society Award, the North American Spine Society Research Award, and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Award, Dr. Ludwig is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, AO North American Spine, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Research Interests:

Dr. Ludwig's research interests include minimally invasive spine surgery.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Ludwig specializes in spine surgery.


Dr. Ludwig's recent publications include the following articles:

Paryavi E, Yanko M, Jaffe D, Nimmgadda N, Nouveau J, Schiavone J, Gilotra M, Gelb D, Ludwig SC. Implantable direct current spinal fusion stimulators do not decrease implant-related infections in a rabbit model. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2014;43(5):E98-E104.

Coe JD, Vaccaro AR, Dailey AT, Sasso RC, Ludwig SC, Harrop JS, Dettori JR, Shaffrey CI, Emery SE, Fehlings MG. Lateral mass screw fixation in the cervical spine. J Neurosurg Spine 2014;20(5):592-596.