Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, Ph.D

Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, Ph.D

Dr. Robert Hurford, Jr. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in interventional spine surgery. Dr. Hurford received his medical degree from Harvard University in Boston, MA where he also completed the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. He then went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Hurford received a doctoral degree in Genetics from Harvard University, stemming from his love of research.

In his free time Dr. Hurford enjoys spending time with his family at theme parks, as well as golfing, downhill skiing and scuba diving.


Doctor of Medicine and Doctoral Degree

Harvard Medical School 1990 – 1998

(Boston, Massachusetts)

Bachelor of Arts

Biomedical Engineering

Harvard College 1986 – 1990

(Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Washington University 2003-2004 (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program 1999 – 2003 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Internship, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital 1998 – 1999 (Boston, Massachusetts)


  • Medical Doctors License, State of Florida
  • Medical Doctors License, State of Missouri
  • Medical Doctors License, State of Illinois
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patients That Inspire

“I am very active in all of the sports I play. After one of my games, I couldn’t reach my feet. I went to see Dr. Hurford. After an MRI and X-rays, he told me that my back was broken and surgery was the only way to fix it. I tried to avoid surgery but eventually went back to see him. I had the surgery to fuse my L4 and L5 vertebrae and I am so glad that I did. My quality of life is so much better now. Before my surgery I couldn’t lift weights, sit or lay down without pain. Now I can exercise, lift weights above my head and even ride roller coasters! I have come a long way because I trusted Dr. Hurford. I would highly recommend Southeast Orthopedic Specialists” Kristen L.
“I never paid any attention to my arthritic symptoms; I had pain when looking side to side, I couldn’t grip anything in my hands and I was constantly tripping over my own feet. I finally went to see Dr. Hurford about two years ago for lower back pain. After an MRI, Dr. Hurford suggested the importance of not only getting my back fixed, but my neck as well. I was reluctant to have any procedures performed, however he told me if I didn’t take action, there was a great chance with one wrong trip or fall I could become paralyzed. Dr. Hurford did a four-disk spinal fusion and now I have no symptoms or pain whatsoever. Everyone in the office is wonderful each time I come in for follow up appointments. I feel they are truly concerned about my health. If I ever need additional care, I am coming back!” Nancy A.
“Many thanks to you Dr Hurford, for relieving the pain in my back and leg. You are just wonderful and God surely put you in the right profession. Your team is great and I will be back in 3 months to check into my cervical problems! You really helped me and God bless you! (P.S. Paul is great).” Sandi C.

The Hurford Team

  • Marcello Belfiore, PA-C

    Marcello Belfiore, PA-C

  • Brandon, Wilson, PA-C

    Brandon, Wilson, PA-C