Eric Philip Carkner, M.D.

Dr. Carkner Dr. Carkner received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1992, and obtained his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Carkner completed his general surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, before moving on to an adult reconstructive spine fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital. He joined NEOSS in 2005 and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Carkner was presented with a Patient's Choice award in 2013, an honor conferred to him by his patients. Only five-percent of the nation's 720,000 physicians are given this recognition. Dr. Carkner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society as well as AO Spine North America. He has lectured on numerous spine topics and serves as the alternate chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for NEBH. His clinical interests include cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions including the application of minimally invasive surgical technique when appropriate.

Medical Degree
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Residencies/Fellowships
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA – Spine Surgery
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA -- Orthopaedics


Professional Affiliations
North American Spine Society (NASS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Massachusetts Medical Society


Hospital Affiliations
New England Baptist Hospital