Neurosurgery - Spine


A native Texan, Dr. Denning graduated with honors from Howard Payne University with degrees in biology and broadcast journalism and attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, graduating first in his class. Dr. Denning completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His neurosurgical training included chief resident positions at The Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. Following his residency, he was awarded a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at New York University Medical Center in New York and a preceptorship in cerebrovascular surgery with Professor Juha Hernesniemi, Chairman of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital Töölö Hospital in Finland.

Office Contact Information

6101 West Plano Pkwy, Suite 100
Plano, Texas 75093

P: 214-750-3646

Dr. Denning's Website

Areas of Interests

  • Adult spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery, specializing in scoliosis, microsurgery of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Board Eligible


  • Undergraduate – Howard Payne University
  • Medical School – The University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Internship – Baylor College of Medicine/General Surgery
  • Residency – Baylor College of Medicine/Neurosurgery
  • Fellowship – New York University Medical Center/Spine surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association

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