Mayfield Physician Bio

Dale S. Horne, MD, PhD, FACS

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Areas of expertise – minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, cervical disc replacement, cervical spine reconstruction, spine stabilization, stereotactic brain surgery, microvascular decompression, kyphoplasty; complex spinal deformities, disc herniations, tumors of the brain and spine, Chiari malformation, peripheral nerve disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy)


  • Undergraduate: Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 1982
  • Doctorate: Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1987
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Internship: General surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1991
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1997
  • Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2014-present
  • UC College of Medicine: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, 2014-2017
  • Riverhills Neuroscience, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2006-2014
  • Kentuckiana Neurological Surgery, Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky: Neurosurgeon, 2003-2006
  • Neurosurgical Associates, PSC, Louisville, Kentucky: Neurosurgeon, 1997-2003
  • Primary hospital affiliations*

    Bethesda North Hospital, The Jewish Hospital, Mercy Fairfield Hospital, Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, West Chester Hospital

    *Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

    Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Secretary, Northwest Quadrant
  • Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, Past President, Current Board Member and Delegate
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Publications

    View Dr. Horne's publications in the Pubmed database.