Clifford B. Tribus

Clifford B. Tribus, MD

1685 Highland Avenue
UWMFCB - 6122
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-9456


  • Bachelor of Science
    Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 1983
  • Medical Doctorate
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1987
  • internship - General Surgery
    Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1987-1988
  • Residency
    The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 1988-1992
  • Fellowship
    Spine Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 1992-1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Tribus is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in disorders of the spine, including scolosis and spinal deformity, cervical and lumbar disc and degenerative disease, spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. He uses open and microscopic surgical techniques in patient treatment.

Professional Activities

  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society

Research Interests

Dr. Tribus has research interests in spinal biomechanics, development of spinal implants, anatomy of the spine, and clinical outcomes.
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