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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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.


Spine Medicine

Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Degenerative Spine Disease

Foraminal Stenosis

Herniated Disc

Lateral Recess Stenosis


Orthopedic Spine Surgery


Spinal Fusion

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Tumors

Spine Deformity Surgery (Adult)

Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Spine Fractures



Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-3207 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 265-3207 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Residency Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY
Internship Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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

PubMed Articles
Berven SH Hohenstein NA Savage JW Tribus CB Does the Outcome of Adult Deformity Surgery Justify the Complications in Elderly (Above 70 y of Age) Patients? J Spinal Disord Tech . 2015 Oct;28(8):271-4
[PubMed ID: 26389861]
Tribus CB Garvey KE Full-thickness thoracic laminar erosion after posterior spinal fusion associated with late-presenting infection. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2003 May 15;28(10):E194-7
[PubMed ID: 12768158]
Tribus CB Degenerative lumbar scoliosis: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg . 2003 May-Jun;11(3):174-83
[PubMed ID: 12828447]
Tribus CB Point of view. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2003 Jan 1;28(1):51
[PubMed ID: 12544956]
Stone AT Tribus CB Acute progression of spondylolysis to isthmic spondylolisthesis in an adult. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2002 Aug 15;27(16):E370-2
[PubMed ID: 12195078]