Dr. Connor attended The University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College and received his bachelor’s degree in biology, graduating Magna cum Laude. Following his matriculation at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003, Dr. Connor focused his research interest upon the neuroendocrine connections within the human hypothalamus under the mentorship of Dr. Bertelan Dudas. In 2007, he graduated first in his class, followed by a successful match into the neurosurgical residency program at the Louisiana State University in Shreveport, chaired by Dr. Anil Nanda. During residency, Dr. Connor conducted clinical and laboratory research in the further study of mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, post-subarachnoid hemorrhage vasospasm, glioblastoma diagnosis and treatment and the minimally-invasive treatment of spinal disorders, with over 15 of his works published in peer-reviewed journals. He has received multiple awards for research at annual meetings of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Southern Neurosurgical Society and Louisiana Neurosurgical Society.
Dr. Connor specializes in the minimally-invasive treatment of disorders of the spine, brain and peripheral nerves, including brain and spine tumors, spinal stenosis, disc disorders, spinal deformity, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, seizure disorders and traumatic fractures, to name a few.
He demonstrates a strong commitment to the profession of neurosurgery, serving on multiple committees within its parent organizations, including selection as the Council of State Neurosurgical Society’s socioeconomic fellow for the southwest quadrant for 2012-13 and appointment to the Young Neurosurgeon’s Committee, beginning in 2013. Dr. Connor is a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, and the Arkansas Medical Society.
Offering the latest advancements in technology, Dr. Connor performs minimally-invasive Mazor X robotic-assisted spinal surgery. Mazor X offers a faster recovery, greater success and less pain than other procedures. Learn more about Mazor X.