Our Spine Surgeons

Moreno and Joseph Spine & Scoliosis offers physical therapy, interventional procedures, and surgery consultation services. Patients of Moreno and Joseph Spine & Scoliosis may visit any of our three locations: an office at Tampa Medical Tower, 2727 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, our free-standing facility located at the Mease Countryside Hospital campus, or our third location at 710 94th Avenue N in St. Petersburg (Dr. Joseph only).

Anthony P. Moreno, MD

Dr. Anthony P. Moreno received his Bachelor's and Medical degrees from the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center/University of Miami. He has also completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Hahnemann/Penn. As a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Moreno has made presentations at spine surgery meetings around the world, on his own spinal surgical techniques and cases. Dr. Moreno has been in private practice since 1998 and has completed over 4,000 spinal surgeries, from the most basic to the most complex. He treats a wide variety of spine disorders with techniques such as microdiscectomy, scoliosis corrections, and total disk replacement. Dr. Moreno enjoys basic cervical and lumbar microsurgeries, but also spends a large portion of his practice on complex revision spinal deformities in adults and children. He specializes in scoliosis and kyphosis reconstruction. He is an active fellow for the Scoliosis Research Society and is the Director of the Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Surgery Center at Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Moreno is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedics. He is also the orthopaedic spine surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has active privileges at Tampa General Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, and consulting privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Samuel A. Joseph Jr., MD

Dr. Samuel A. Joseph Jr. completed his Bachelor’s of Science Degree at the University of Akron in two years with honors, and received his medical degree from the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine, graduating at the top of his class. His training in general and orthopaedic surgery was completed at the Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Joseph went on to train in one of the most prestigious spine fellowship programs under the direction of Dr. Michael Neuwirth at the Spine Institute of New York. There he specialized in scoliosis, as well as a multitude of degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine, with emphasis on revision surgeries. Dr. Joseph’s practice includes the specialized, conservative, and surgical care of patients at any of our three locations in Tampa, Safety Harbor, and St Petersburg. Treatment includes therapeutic injections, disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive techniques, along with complex reconstruction of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. Dr. Joseph is active in teaching his minimally invasive techniques and complex scoliosis procedures to surgeons across the United States, as well as internationally, including China, Russia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. Dr. Joseph has published numerous articles in neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine journals. His research on scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal surgery in the elderly has been presented at many international meetings including the International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques. He has active privileges at Memorial Hospital in Tampa, Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, and consulting privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. A minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgery program has been developed at both Advanced Surgery Center of Tampa and SurgCenter Northeast to provide state of the art care to the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Joseph and his family are active members of the Tampa Bay community. They have taken a special interest in the Make a Wish Foundation, and its goal of granting wishes and making life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.