Our Spine Surgeons

Moreno Joseph Spine and Scoliosis offers physical therapy, interventional procedures, and surgery consultation services. Patients of Moreno Joseph Spine and 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 3,000 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 Assistant 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 pediatric and adult scoliosis, as well as, a multitude of degenerative disorders of the 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 St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Safety Harbor. Treatment includes diagnositc and therapuetic injections, disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive techniques, as well as, the spectrum of complex reconstruction of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. Dr. Joseph has published articles in peer reviewed neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine journals. His research on scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, as well as, 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 Tampa General Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, and consulting privileges at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa and St. Joseph's Hospital.