Dr. Bohinski

Robert J. Bohinski, MD, PhD

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Areas of expertise - minimally invasive spine surgery, discectomy, decompression, spinal fusion, and artificial disc replacement; spine deformity surgery, including kyphosis and scoliosis; tumors of the brain, spine and pituitary gland, Chiari malformation

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  • Undergraduate: John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1989
  • Doctorate: Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1994
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2002
  • Fellowships: Spinal and Cranial Neuro-oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2003; Complex Spinal Deformity Surgery, Northwestern University liorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2003


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2003-present; Treasurer, Board of Directors, 2013-2018; member at Large, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • UC College of Medicine: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, 2003-2017
  • Mayfield Spine Surgery Center: Medical Advisory Committee member

Primary hospital affiliations*

Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, The Christ Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, The Jewish Hospital

*Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • American Medical Association
  • Frank H. Mayfield Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Pituitary Network Association


View Dr. Bohinski's publications in the PubMed database.

Dr. Bohinski's Care Team

Jody Beckington, DNP

Jody Beckington, DNP, ACNP, CNRN

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Nurse Practitioner

Areas of expertise – advanced practice provider for patients with spine disorders (herniated discs, back pain, trauma) and brain disorders (tumors, aneurysms, head injury); orders testing and interprets imaging; patient education; postoperative follow up

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  • Undergraduate: B.S., Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2000
  • Graduate: M.S., Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Cincinnati, 2017


  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, American Board of Neuroscience Nursing


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Nurse Practitioner, 2008-present; Nurse Practitioner, 2001-2007
  • University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: Assistant Professor, 2017-current; Visiting Instructor, 2014-2017; Adjunct Faculty, 2012-2014
  • Queen City Physicians: Nurse Practitioner, 2007-2008
  • Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati: Nurse, Med/Surg Ortho/Neuro Floor, 2001-2002; Nurse, SICU/MICU/CCU and Open Heart Recovery, 2002-2004
  • Mercy Hospital Fairfield: Nurse, Open Heart Recovery Unit and Emergency Room, 2004-2005

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

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