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Meet Dr. Gleiber

Michael A. Gleiber, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Gleiber focuses his practice exclusively on injuries and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
    North American
    Spine Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leadership Program
    American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leadership Program
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Academy
    of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Michael A. Gleiber

Dr. Michael A. Gleiber Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Castle Connolly Top DoctorMichael A. Gleiber, MD is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained orthopedic spine surgeon focusing his practice exclusively to injuries and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Gleiber treats all spinal disorders including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma, and tumors and infections of the spine.

Dr. Gleiber has received specialized training in the latest microsurgical, minimally invasive, and motion preserving spinal procedures and has a special interest in complex spinal problems. He works closely with rehabilitation experts as well as pain management specialists for "patient-centered" non-operative care when indicated for his patients.

A native of South Florida, he attended The University of Miami where he received his Bachelors of Science degree. Dr. Gleiber earned his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He was the recipient of several awards including the Julius Nevaiser Award for the most promising future as an orthopedic surgeon, the Alec Horwitz Scholar Award for the most honors grades during the first year of medical school, and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors.

After medical school, he completed his internship in general surgery and residency at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Gleiber was recognized by the faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University. He received the Harold M. Dick Award for excellence in orthopedic surgery, the Harrison McLaughlin Award for demonstrating excellence in orthopedic trauma surgery, and the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award. Dr. Gleiber was selected to serve as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year at Columbia. After residency, he attended The Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Surgery Fellowship where he received neurosurgical and orthopaedic training in all areas of the spine. While in fellowship, a significant portion of his time was devoted to treating spinal trauma and spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Gleiber holds memberships in various professional organizations, including the North American Spine Society, The American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leadership Program, and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Gleiber is a frequently invited guest lecturer at research institutions and hospitals where he is asked to share his knowledge on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of various spinal conditions. Additionally, he has a special interest in the development and design of spinal surgical implants and instruments and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Sciences at The Charles E. Schmidt Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine for Spine Surgery.


  • Undergraduate: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Medical: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


  • General Surgery Internship: Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Surgery, Louisville, KY

Hospital Affiliations