Colin C. Buchanan, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon joining the CDA Spine and Brain practice. Dr. Buchanan specializes in the management of complex spinal disorders, neurosurgical oncology, and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). He is accepting appointments as of September 1, 2014.
Dr. Buchanan received his undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, Dr. Buchanan completed a general surgery internship followed by neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his residency, he received extensive training in the treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, functional neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, and traumatic brain injury. After residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic where he received training in both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery from world-renowned experts.
Dr. Buchanan has conducted research on health care quality improvement. He is dedicated to continued research and advanced techniques in spine surgery, including neuronavigation. He has additional interests in neurosurgical education and has participated as an instructor at the annual Cleveland Spine Review course. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
Dr. Buchanan is committed to achieving the best functional results for his patients. He uses both surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches to address disorders of the spine and brain. His clinical interests include: lumbar degenerative spine, cervical degenerative spine, adult spinal deformity, complex spinal reconstruction, spinal tumors, motion-preserving spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and brain trauma, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, hydrocephalus, and trigeminal neuralgia.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid downhill skier and raced high school slalom and giant slalom in Michigan. He also enjoys golf. The Buchanan family looks forward to outdoor fun in Coeur d’Alene.