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Dr. Dowling is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in spine surgery. He has undergone extensive and comprehensive training through his combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowship at the University of Southern California Spine Center.  He has expertise in both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for all neck and back disorders.  He has a special interest and clinical focus in minimally invasive surgical techniques and both fusion and non-fusion procedures.

Dr. Dowling believes in educating the patient about their condition and treatment options so that they may make an informed decision regarding their care.  He treats every patient as if they were family, and his emphasis is always toward non-operative treatment through a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach.  If surgery is necessary, he is committed to offering the most effective and safest techniques utilizing the latest technology in an effort to minimize complications and optimize the patient’s recovery and outcomes.

Dr. Dowling is an active member of AO Spine, North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship
University of Southern California, Keck Medical Center of USC
Los Angeles, CA


Orthopedic Surgery
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Huntington Hospital
Huntington, NY

Medical Degree:

Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelor of Science
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

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Honors and Awards

  • Best Papers at North American Spine Society Annual Meeting 2021
  • Front-line Heroes Recognition Award 2020

Professional Affiliations

  • AO Spine
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York
  • South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore, New York
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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