Marko N. Tomov, M.D.

Dr. Marko Tomov is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in spine surgery. He specializes in adult degenerative, deformity, and trauma-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. In collaboration with the patient, he takes an individualized approach to management of spine pathology. The breadth of surgical techniques offered include minimally invasive lumbar discectomies and decompressions, minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (midLIF), minimally invasive sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion, a combination of anterior and posterior lumbar fusions in both the primary and revision setting, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical decompression and fusion (PCDF), as well as motion sparing techniques such as anterior cervical disc arthroplasty and posterior cervical laminoplasty. 

Dr. Tomov will be joining the Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists team in September 2022.

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Tomov went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of California, Davis. He then completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following his residency, Dr. Tomov completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Norton Leatherman in Louisville, Kentucky.

Outside of his surgical practice, Dr. Tomov spends quality time with his family and friends, aiming to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors. Some of his favorite activities are snowboarding, hiking, and most recently, pizza-making.

 

Qualifications

Undergraduate

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 2006-2010

Medical School

University of California Davis, Davis, CA 2012-2016

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2016-2021

Fellowship

Spine Surgery, Norton Leatherman, Louisville, KY 2021-2022

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • MultiCare Deaconess Hospital
  • MultiCare Valley Hospital
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • Providence Holy Family Hospital
  • The Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Medical Interests

  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Trauma
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigated Surgical Techniques
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (PCDF)
  • ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • midLIF (Midline Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomies and Decompressions
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

Publications

  • Tomov M., Mitsunaga L., Durbin-Johnson B., Nallur D., Roberto R. Reducing Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Surgery with Betadine Irrigation and Intra-Wound Vancomycin Powder. Spine. April 1st, 2015; 40(7): 491-9.
  • Tomov M., Tou K., Winkel R., Puffer R., Bydon M., Nassr A., Huddleston P., Currier B., Yaszemski M., Freedman B. Does subcutaneous infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine following single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgery improve immediate postoperative pain control? Asian Spine Journal. February 7th, 2018; 12(1): 85-93.
  • Wanderman N., Drayer N., Tomov M., Reifsnyder J., Carlson B., Robinson W., Kang D., Freedman B. Postoperative seroma formation after posterior cervical fusion with use of RhBMP-2: A report of two cases. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector. July-September 2018; 8(3): e74.
  • Tomov M., Wanderman N., Berbari E., Currier B., Yaszemski M., Nassr A., Huddleston P., Bydon M., Freedman B. An empiric analysis of 5 counter measures against surgical site infections following spine surgery – a pragmatic approach and review of the literature. The Spine Journal. February 2019; 19(2): 267-275.
  • Tomov M., Alvi M., Elminawy M., Currier B., Yaszemski M., Nassr A., Huddleston P., Sebastian A., Bydon M., Freedman B. An objective and reliable method for identifying sarcopenia in lumbar spine surgery patients using morphometric measurements on computed tomography (CT) imaging. Asian Spine Journal. Dec 2020;14(6):814-820.
  • Kolz J., Alvi M., Bhatti A., Tomov M., Bydon M., Sebastian A., Nassr A., Fogelson J., Currier B., Freedman B. Anterior cervical osteophyte resection for treatment of dysphagia. Global Spine Journal. May 2021;11(4):488-499.
  • Thompson JC., Pinter ZW., Honig R., Tomov M., Currier BL., Elder BD., Freedman BA., Bydon M., Sebastian AS. Methods Used to Generate Consensus Statements for Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Primer for the Spine Surgeon. Clinical Spine Surgery. Dec 1st, 2021; 34(10):391-394.
  • Shuler M., Roskosky M., Tomov M., Freedman B. Compartment Syndromes. Published in Skeletal Trauma 6th Edition.