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David M. Benglis, M.D.


Dr. David M. Benglis, Jr., M.D. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon practicing at Atlanta Brain and Spine Care. He completed a complex spine and minimally invasive fellowship at the University of Miami. He is an expert in diagnosis and the treatment of both surgical and non-surgical spinal disorders. Dr. Benglis has recently authored various book chapters and journal articles on these specific topics. Dr. Benglis along with his P.A. believe that patient education about their condition is the most important part of the process. In his free time he enjoys travelling, collecting wine, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Benglis treats a wide range of spinal disorders including:

  • Cervical/lumbar/thoracic disc disease/herniations and stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis cervical/lumbar/thoracic
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spine tumors

He utilizes modern cutting edge techniques (O-arm CT navigation, disc replacement, minimally invasive screws) to ensure his patient’s fast return to function following surgery.

Dr. Benglis was born and raised in southwestern Louisiana. He completed his undergraduate training with high honors at the University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio graduating with honors through the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society.

He graduated from his neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami in 2011. From 2007-2009 Dr. Benglis completed a two-year non-ACGME advanced subspecialty fellowship in spinal neurosurgery under the guidance of his spine mentors now chairman of neurosurgery Dr. Alan Levi, M.D., Phd., Dr. Michael Y. Wang, M.D., Dr. Steve Vanni, D.O., and chairman emeritus Dr. Barth Green M.D. who directed one of the largest spinal cord injury research centers in the country; the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Dr. Benglis is Medical Director of the Atlanta Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He performs outpatient minimally invasive surgery at Perimeter Surgery Center and other operations at Piedmont Main Campus. Dr. Benglis is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Georgia Neurological Society, and the AANS-CNS joint section on disorders of the spine.

Dr. Benglis holds positions on the Piedmont Hospital Governance committee, Credentialing committee, and Operative Block committee.

Dr. Benglis holds clinics in the following locations:

Main office – Across from Piedmont Main Campus
Spine Center
2001 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 575
Atlanta, GA 30309

980 Woodstock Parkway Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30188

Piedmont Fayetteville Hospital
West Building
Suite 5200

Newnan Location
In Kroger’s shopping center next to children’s dentist office.
1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd.
Suite G
Newnan, GA 30265

Honors & awards

Howard Hughes Research Scholar

Medical Alumni Association James J. Young, PhD, Research Award

AOA UTHSC San Antonio Medical School

North American Spine Society Scholarship

8th Rosamoff Research Day Certificate of Recognition

10th Rosamoff Research Day Certificate of Recognition

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Medical Director of Atlanta Institute of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Georgia Trend magazine’s “Top Doctors” in 2020


  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques

  • Brain Tumors



University of Texas at Austin – B.A. in Microbiology


University of Texas Science Center at San Antonio – M.D.


University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Neurological Surgery Residency

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