Timothy D. Uschold, M.D.
Timothy D. Uschold, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon: Neurological and Spine Surgery
Dr Uschold grew up in upstate New York, and completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Behavior not far from home at Cornell University. At Cornell, he earned Summa Cum Laude designation along with distinction in research. He matriculated to Duke University for his medical school training under an academic scholarship, and was inducted into the AOA honor society. He continued his interest in neurosciences, studying peripheral nerve regeneration and repair after traumatic injury.
Dr Uschold completed his surgical training at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, AZ. During residency he was awarded the Cahill Fellowship Grant to pursue supplemental infolded training in complex spinal neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital (Bristol, UK). He also completed additional supplemental training in spinal deformity in Miami, Florida. Dr. Uschold’s training and interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity, skull base microsurgery, treatment of intracranial and spinal tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, and neurosurgical trauma. He is excited to begin providing advanced treatments for a variety of spinal conditions with the Mazor X surgical robot in June 2017, the first of its kind in Oregon.
Along with his wife Anna (a physician assistant and South Coast Oregon native) and three children, Dr. Uschold moved to Medford in July 2013 to join SONSA. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, backpacking, running, gardening, golf, violin and cooking.
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“I was a major league baseball player in my younger years, and was lucky enough to meet and be treated by some of the finest Dr’s anywhere. The treatment I received from Dr Uschold and his staff was as good as any I’ve ever received. The staff was very competent and always had a smile. Dr Uschold explained the procedures completely and answered all my questions openly and honestly. He also displayed a confidence that put my mind at ease. Thank you and your staff for a great job.”
–Robert (Cave Junction, OR)
“I would like to tell you both that this was by far the best and less painful operation that I have ever had in my entire life. With no pain at all from the time I woke up. ‘No pain medication.’ Thank you. I have 100% movement with my neck and left arm. Thank you Dr. Uschold and Dakota.”
–Robert (Medford, OR)
“Dr Uschold has a brilliant career as a physician in neurological research and practice. As a patient one could not ask for a more accomplished neurosurgeon than Dr Uschold and his team. His manner is not only professional but also personally caring for his patients. No one would be disappointed if entrusted in his care or his team of associates.”
–Jamie (Medford, OR)
“During my visits to your office from the very first to the last, I was always treated with courtesy and understanding. From the check in to check out. When I called, again your staff, always filled my questions and needs. Special thanks to Dakota and Holly. The outcome of the surgery, to help correct the pain in my legs & back, was very successful. I was at a point I could barely walk 10-15’ without sitting. Now I am walking all over. Still some pain in my lower back, hoping that we can address that down the road.”
–Gary (Medford, OR)
“I came to Dr Uschold in 2016 with serious crippling sciatic pain in my lower back and both legs. At that time I was 66 years old and was previously quite active in the gym and on our small farm. Due to the severity of the pain with a declining ability to walk even short distances, and having tried injections, massage, exercise and other techniques Dr Uschold and I agreed that surgery was the option of last resort. Dr Uschold mapped out a surgical plan for my case and assured me he was confident he could return me to somewhat of a normal condition. The surgical correction for me involved fusing the lower portion of my spine (L4-L5) utilizing screws, plates, and coil shims. The resulting outcome from the effort following careful physical therapy, has been a complete return to normal activities. I am back in the gym five days a week and fully functional on the farm. Dr Uschold was not quick to move to surgery. He wanted to try any other possible approach first. The bottom line here is that he made a crucial and fantastic difference in the quality of my life. He is focused, deliberate, professional and quite easy to work with in the doctor-patient relationship. I found his staff and the people at SONSA easy to deal with as well. In closing, every time I encounter Dr. Uschold I am quick to first remind him that he literally ‘changed my life.’ I am grateful for his skill and acumen and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone.”
–John (Jacksonville, OR)
“I have 2 procedures done by Dr Uschold. It has changed my life! [My spouse] and I have complete faith in Dr Uschold. He has always been professional and compassionate.”
–Jane (Eagle Point, OR)