Craig A. Popp, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (6 patient reviews and ratings)
Back, Neck, Spine

Dr. Craig Popp is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine specialist. Dr. Popp joined Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology in 2017, bringing with him extensive specialized training and 19 years of comprehensive experience. He uses the most advanced techniques and specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures, including kyphoplasty for spinal fractures, disc replacement, and motion-sparing techniques for spinal surgery. Dr. Popp uses a team approach to care, partnering with his patients to develop tailored treatment plans and achieve the best possible results.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, in Berkeley, California, Dr. Popp earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following medical school, he completed his internship and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Popp then went on to complete further specialty training in spine surgery through the University of Southern California Spine Center Fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, California. 

In his spare time, Dr. Popp enjoys sailing, skiing, swimming, and water polo. 

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Orthopaedic and General Surgery Internship: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California Spine Center Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
“I was having back pain for over two years, I went to two different doctors and no results. I went to see Dr. Popp at Vero Orthopaedics and Neurology and in a little over a month with test results in Dr. Popp's hands, he had me scheduled for surgery. I had my surgery and now a month later I am feeling better. Dr. Popp has helped me a lot. He is very kind, understanding explains things to you completely and has a great bedside manner. I have told other people about him and highly recommended Dr. Popp to others. The staff here at the office is very friendly and quick to check you in and out. I am so grateful I found Vero Orthopaedics and Neurology.”
– Rebecca D.
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“Dr. Popp was very courteous, and talked to me in laymen terms so I could understand. Very pleasant and made me feel like I was in very good hands. The staff is always so helpful, professional, and knows what their doing. Thank you!”
– Kate L.
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