Marcella Madera, M.D.

Marcella Madera, M.D.

Marcella Madera, M.D.

Spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon

Dr. Madera is an expert in surgical treatment of conditions of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, and degenerative deformity. Fellowship trained under world-renowned spine surgeons at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Madera has expertise in all spinal approaches and techniques, including both open and minimally invasive surgery (MIS), endoscopic spine surgery, disc/joint replacement, and regenerative/stem cell procedures for spine disease. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and currently practices at Austin Integrative Spine in Lakeway, Texas. Dr. Madera is also licensed in the Cayman Islands and practices at NovoClinic Cayman, with surgical privileges at CTMH Doctors Hospital.

Dr. Madera is passionate about reconstructive and regenerative spine care, and takes a holistic approach to treatment. She believes the body’s natural healing ability can be harnessed to treat spine disease in conjunction with advanced surgical instrumentation. Dr. Madera has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. to learn progressive surgical techniques and regenerative medicine practices, and is one of the only spine surgeons in the country to offer cell-based treatments using a patient’s own harvested cells to promote healing.

Dedicated to advancing spine care, Dr. Madera is actively involved in a number of technology development and research projects. She serves as a mentor for students before and during medical school and is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin.


Spine Fellowship & Faculty Instructorship, Department of Neurosurgery

Johns Hopkins College of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Residency in Neurosurgery

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Doctor of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, OK

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Summa Cum Laude

Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Publications & Book Chapters

  • Madera M, Brady J, Deily S, McGinty T, Moroz L, Singh D, Tipton G, Truumees E. The Role of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation after Lumbar Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Disease: A Systematic Review. J Neurosurg Spine, 2017 Jun;26(6);694-704.

  • Laufer I, Sciubba DM, Madera M, Bydon A, Witham TJ, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Surgical Management of Metastatic Spinal Tumors. Cancer Control. 2012 Apr;19(2);122-8.

  • Madera M, Crawford F, Mangano FT. Management of the cervical spine in a patient with Larsen Syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatrics. 2008 Apr:1(4):320-4.

  • Parikh S, Koch M*, Narayan R. Traumatic Brain Injury. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2007 Summer; 45(3):119-35.

  • Laufer I, Madera M, Sciubba D, Gokaslan Z. Treatment of Spinal Metastatic Tumors. In: Principles of Neurological Surgery, Third Edition, Ellenbogen, RG and Abdulrauf, S, eds. Elsevier, USA 2010: 437-444.

  • *Koch is a former last name.

Active Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • AOSpine

Educational Activities

Dell Medical School

  • Surgery & Perioperative Care Departmental Council, Neurosurgery Representative
  • Associate Chair of Education Search Committee Member
  • Surgery Interest Group Sponsor and Mentor


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