Dr. Richard Skolasky is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on functional outcomes of spine surgery, psycho-social determinates of health and spine biomechanics. Dr. Skolasky serves as the director of the Spine Outcomes Research Center, which is dedicated to improving patient safety and outcomes through furthering knowledge and increasing the efficiency of spine care.
Dr. Skolasky received his undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences and a master’s in psychology from Towson University. He earned a Sc.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Department of Health Policy Management.
Dr. Skolasky is a member of a number of professional societies including the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and the American Public Health Association. He is an associate editor of Quality of Life Research and serves on the editorial board of the Spine Journal.