Theodore Spinks, M.D.

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Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital - Neurosurgery

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-8181 | Fax: 727-767-8030


Dr. Spinks is a pediatric neurosurgeon and chief of the neurosurgery program at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2021.

He most recently was a neurosurgeon with the Brain and Spine Neuroscience Institute in Lutz, Florida. Dr. Spinks has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and lectured nationally.

His research interests include stem cell harvest, minimally invasive neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Spinks earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. He completed a residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Neurological Surgery, and a fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. more



  • MD; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1999)


  • Neurosurgery; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (2005)


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery) (2011)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Golisano Children's Hospital launches neurosurgery program for kids in effort to reduce transfers to Tampa and Miami, News Press - Ft. Myers (December 21, 2021)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health

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