Dr. Haines's CV
University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
The George Washington
BioMed Research International Journal, Reviewer
Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery,
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Passed ABOS Examination, Part 1
American College of Spine Surgeons, First Place in Research Competition, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha, Epsilon Chapter of the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2009.
Phi Sigma Biology Honors Society, Bucknell University, 2006
Magna Cum Laude, Bucknell University, 2006
Cornell University 2005 Boyce Thompson Institute Summer Research Competition, Second Place
Colin M. Haines, M.D.
Hailing from the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Haines joins the nationally-recognized team of spinal specialists at Virginia Spine Institute to expand practice capacity and strengthen expertise in the most advanced spinal treatment options. His background, reinforced by his clinical experience and treatment philosophy, positions him to provide progressive treatment solutions to get patients back to a pain-free lifestyle more quickly. He also works collaboratively with our pain management specialists and physical therapists to provide the most comprehensive treatment plans and improved post-operative rehabilitation pathways.
Specializing in the management of degenerative cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions, as well as complex spinal deformity, Dr. Haines utilizes the latest non-operative and operative treatment options including minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgical techniques. Examples are cervical disc replacement and laminoplasty as an alternative to cervical spinal fusions. Furthermore he presents the most innovative alternatives to spine surgery in the form of stem cell therapy which utilizes the patient's own tissue to naturally stimulate healing.
His interest in medicine began at a young age and was solidified when he suffered a lumbar disc herniation in high school. After undergoing successful non-operative treatment, he was back on his feet and profoundly impacted by the process of healing! This experience fueled his ambition to become a physician and helped inspire his empathy for spinal conditions.
During the initial patient consultation, Dr. Haines intently listens and learns the in-depth history of a patient’s pain and impairment as well as their goals for recovery. This information, paired with a detailed physical exam and appropriate imaging studies, allows him to present and explain diagnoses and tailored treatment options. Dr. Haines works collaboratively with the patient to devise the most successful treatment plan to get patients back to a pain-free lifestyle!
Dr. Haines enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with his wife and daughter.