Dr. Christian McCartney is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon, and a native of Texas. His specific interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic spine surgery and motion-preserving spine surgery.

Dr. McCartney felt called to become a physician from a young age. His youngest brother, Matthew, was born prematurely with cerebral palsy. Dr. McCartney went to many of his brother’s medical appointments over the years and gained a valuable perspective as a family member of a complex patient. Dr. McCartney then had the opportunity to shadow an orthopedic surgeon in high school, and he never looked back.

Dr. McCartney graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He later completed a spine surgery fellowship at Spine Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale.

Dr. McCartney is a proud member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

As a spine surgeon, Dr. McCartney believes his job is not only to diagnose and treat disorders of the spine but also to educate patients on the nature of their condition and all their treatment options. He hopes to establish a relationship with each of his patients, learn about all of their symptoms, understand their goals, and provide individualized treatment plans. Whether the best treatment is operative or non-operative, Dr. McCartney works tirelessly to get his patients back to doing the things they love.

When he’s not helping patients, Dr. McCartney loves to be outside, especially with his wife and son. They enjoy hiking, skiing, hunting and fishing as a family. Dr. McCartney and his family are excited to live in Alaska, where these activities are right outside the front door.


  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Motion-Preserving Spine Surgery


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Medical School

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK


  • Spine Institute of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery