Hieu Ball, MD, grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended Punahou School and later matriculated at Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences. His medical school education was at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned his Medical Doctorate and Masters in Public Health degrees concurrently in four years.
After medical school, Dr. Ball completed a general surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, which included clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel/New England Deaconess Medical Centers. He served as Chief Resident, and later completed a pediatric spine and trauma fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, followed by a second fellowship in adult spine surgery at St. Johns Medical Center/UCLA. Dr. Ball specializes in complex deformity and revision spine surgery, trauma, minimally invasive spine surgery and disc arthroplasty.
He teaches regularly to train other physicians and surgeons on cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement; motion preservation technologies; minimally invasive discectomy/decompression, laminectomies; fusion surgery; and advanced pain management techniques. He strives to deliver comprehensive, academic quality spine care in a private practice setting.