R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD

R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD is a neurosurgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.  He is board certified in neurological surgery.

Dr. Rhoten's professional interests focus on spinal instrumentation, biomechanics and kinematics of the spine, neuroendoscopy and frameless stereotaxy.

In addition to having his work published in peer-reviewed publicationss such as the Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery, Dr. Rhoten has presented his research findings at numerous conferences nationally.

Dr. Rhoten earned his medical degree from Texas Technological University in Lubbock.  He completed a general surgery internship and a neurological surgery residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.  He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and an extramural rotation in spinal and trauma surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa.