Dr. Brent A. Felix, M.D.

Dr. Felix is fascinated by the constant improvement in spine surgery and is involved at many levels with research and development of cutting-edge spinal procedures. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Utah and his orthopaedic training from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He then pursued his fellowship training in spine surgery from the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Felix is passionate about humanitarian work and partners with surgeons in Peru to bring life-changing procedures to people who do not have access to specialized physicians.
Helping Dr. Felix is

Jeff Pulley

Physician Assistant
Doctor • Stats


  • University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • 1987 – 1991 (MD)
    • 1983 – 1987 (BA)
    • Foreign language – Portuguese
    • Honors in Chemistry

Training & Experience


  • Private practice – Back and neck surgery
  • Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • August 1997 – Present

  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Fellow
  • Boston, MA
  • August 1996 – July 1997

  • University of Southern California
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • July 1994 – June 1996
  • Tampa Orthopaedic Program
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Tampa, FL
  • July 1992 – June 1994
  • Creighton University
  • General Surgery Intern
  • Omaha, NE
  • July 1991 – June 1992

Professional Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Cancer Society
  • Utah Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society

Certificates, Licenses and Honors

  • Board Certified – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Written Board Exam passed – July 1996
  • Medical License – State of Utah (July 1997)
  • Medical License – State of Massachusetts (June 1996)
  • Medical License – State of California (June 1994)
  • Medical License – State of Florida (September 1993)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification – 1991 (Recertification 1993)
  • 1987 – Academic All American
  • 1987 – Graduation Cum Laude Honors
  • 1984 – Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • 1983 – Entrance Scholarship Honors
  • 1983-1987 – Dean’s Scholar
  • 1988 – Summer Research Fellowship


  • 1991 – Medical Envoy to Mexico
  • 1988-1989 – Medical College Council
  • 1984-1985 – Student in Northern Brazil
  • 1991 – Volunteer Physician, Utah Special Olympics
  • 1990 – Teaching Staff, Guadalupe Center
  • 1987 – Teaching Staff, Salt Lake Institute
  • 1986-1987 – Summer Camp Advisor, American Cancer Society


  • Felix BA, Ogden JA. Histologic Basis of Childhood Skeletal Injury
  • Rayhack J, Felix BA, Bamburger B. Patient Satisfaction in Hand Surgery Using Local Anesthesia with and without Sedation.


  • Carson WG, Felix BA: Arthroscopy of the Elbow: Surgical Technique and Anatomy, in Injuries in Baseball. Edited by Andrews J. Raven Press.
  • Anas P, Felix BA: Evaluation and Prevention of Post-Op Complications/Neurologic Injuries, in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Edited by Bierbaum B, et al. Springer-verlag.


System Overview on the XIA (philosophy, features and benefits)
   *Presented at Stryker Spinal Invitational Symposium – September 2000

Efficacy of Laser Treatment on a “Pathologically-Induced” Lax Ligament Model
   *Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – February 1997
   San Francisco, CA

A Randomized Preliminary Trial to Determine the Effect of DC Stimulation on Instrumented Fusion in Smokers
   *Poster presentation at Spine + Science + Management Conference – November 1996
   New Orleans, LA

Histologic Basis of Childhood Skeletal Injury
   *Presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting – October 1994
   Southampton, Bermuda
   *Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics
       October 1994 – Dallas, TX
       February 1994 – New Orleans, LA
   *Presented at Florida Orthopaedic Society – November 1993
   *Presented at Tampa Orthopaedic Program Academic Day – June 1993

In-vitro Toxicity of Common Buffers and pII
   *Presented at the Society for Biomaterial Research – May 1991
   Scottsdale, AZ

Effects of Malpractice on Obstetrics in Rural Utah
   *Presented at Family Practice Academic Day – December 1988
   University of Utah

A Randomized Preliminary Trial to Determine the Effect of DC Stimulation on Instrumented Lumbar Fusion in Smokers: Felix BA, Banco R, Grotlkau B, Kumar R
   *Presented at North American Spine Society – October 1997

Proximal Metatarsal Ostcotomy in Treatment of Adolescent Hallux Valgus: Felix BA, Grogan DP, Muldowny D, Ogden JA
   *Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – February 1993