Pierce Nunley, MD, is an experienced clinical research Principal Investigator (PI), with over 30 studies as the delegated site PI. Dr. Nunley received his MD from the University of Kansas Medical College and did his internship and residency at LSU Health Sciences Center, where he has served as a clinical instructor since 1999 and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery since 2006.
He completed a spine fellowship at the University of Basel in Switzerland in 1996 and at the Dallas Spine Group in 1997. Nunley also received specialized training at the Mississippi Sports Medicine Center in Jackson. Dr. Nunley is board certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and by the American Board of Spine Surgery.
Dr. Nunley is the chairman of the American Board of Spine Surgery, and a member of many professional institutions including; Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).
He is an associate editor for The Spine Journal, and a reviewer for Global Spine Journal and British Medical Journal. His own peer reviewed publications related to spine care number over 20. He continues to present at international and national conferences, furthering research in spine care.
Personally, Dr. Nunley enjoys Internet and medical systems design and digital photography. He performs and composes music for voice, guitar, violin and piano. Other hobbies include tennis, golf, bicycling, diving and skiing. He is married to Dr. Amie Jew Nunley and has one daughter Jasmine Virginia.