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Devine, John Glenden, MD

Administrative Title: 
Chief, Spine Surgery Service
Spine Surgery - Adult
Spine Specialists
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Office 706-721-1630

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Faculty Title

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences


  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA


  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA


  • The Maryland Spine Fellowship, Baltimore MD


  • Outcomes Research
  • Motion Preservation and disc arthroplasty


  • English

Philosophy of Care

  • Comprehensive care of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral Spine to include deformity, degenerative stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, infection, tumor, fracture, and discogenic disease.

Board Info

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified
  • American Board of Spine Surgery - Certified


  1. “A” Proficiency Designator - Awarded 1 April 2010 by the Surgeon General and Commanding General, US Army Medical Command: The highest award that the Army Medical Department can bestow to recognize professional expertise, ability, and achievement in both clinical and academic medicine.
  2. Outstanding Orthopaedic Educator 2009 – Awarded June 2009 at Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Service for strong commitment to residency education, mentorship, and leadership.
  3. Combat Medical Badge – Received 22 OCT 2003 for participation in combat operations under enemy hostile fire in support of OIF 17 MAY 2003.
  4. Parachutist Badge with Bronze Service Star – Received 24 MAY 2004 for participation in a combat jump into enemy controlled territory in support of OIF 26 March 2003.
  5. Assault Landing Credit – Received 20 May 2004 for participation in a parachute assault landing into enemy controlled territory in support of OIF 26 March 2003.
  6. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead Device – Received 20 May 2004 for participation in combat parachute jump in support of OIF 26 March 2003.
  7. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal – Received for participation in OIF 26 Mar 2003 – 28 Aug 2003.
  8. Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) -- Received May 1997 for services during Operational Tour as Brigade Surgeon, Vicenza, Italy. Received second award July 2008.
  9. Army Commendation Medal (2 awards)-- Received March 1996 for services during Operation Joint Endeavor. Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina and July 2003 for services during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  10. Army Achievement Medal (2 awards)
  11. Distinguished Star-- Received at the United States Military Academy during junior and senior years for completing those years ranking in the top 5% of the class academically.
  12. Academic Achievement Award -- Dean’s List sophomore through senior years at the United States Military Academy.
  13. Phi Kappa Phi -- National Honor Society, inducted during first class year at USMA.
  14. “A” Letter -- Varsity letter while participating as a member of the USMA Varsity Track Team.
  15. All Army Select Team -- Selected to the United States All Army Rugby Squad. 1991-’94


2009 - 2014 Associate Professor of Surgery, USUHS
2009 - 2014 Chief, Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Eisenhower Army Med Ctr, Ft Gordon, GA
2009 - 2013 Program Director, Orthopaedic Residency, Eisenhower Army Medical Center
2010 - 2013 Staff Orthopaedic Traumatologist, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia SC
2007 – 2009 Vice Chairman, IRB – Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA
2004 – 2009 IRB Member, Dept of Clinical Invest, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA
2002 – 2009 Director, Orthopaedic Research, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA
2002 – 2009 Chief, Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA
1995 – 1997 Brigade Surgeon, Lion Infantry Brigade (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy

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