Andy J. Kranenburg, MD

Dr. Andy J. Kranenburg is a Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery. He also serves as co-Medical Director of the Providence Medford Medical Center Spine Institute.


San Francisco Spine Institute, San Francisco, California
August 2008-July 2009

  • Operative procedures at Seton Hospital, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Pesidio Surgical Center performing surgeries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as general orthopaedic trauma.
  • Training includes and encompasses classical open decompression, microdiscectomy, interbody fusion via anterior, lateral, posterior, and transverse approaches, posterolateral fusion with and without spinal instrumentation, motion preservation including interspinous spacers, disc replacement and facet replacement as part of FDA trial.
  • Emphasis on minimally invasive and microsurgical procedures

RESIDENCY (Orthopaedic Surgery)
July 2004-June 2008
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

  • Work to date includes dedicated rotations in subspecialties of Spine, Tumor, Foot and Ankle, Trauma, Hand and Microvascular, Pediatrics, Adult Reconstruction, and General Orthopaedics.
  • Venues include two Level 1 trauma centers, a Pediatrics Hospital, Shriners Hospital, and a VA Hospital.
  • Elected as the Resident Representative to the Orthopaedics Education Committee; in addition to monthly meeting attendance, personal duties included creating the resident conference schedule for the academic year and creating a rotation model for transition from 3 residents per year to 4 residents per year.

INTERNSHIP (General Surgery)
June 2003-June 2004
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

  • Included General Surgery and subspecialties of Plastics, Vascular, Pediatrics, Trauma, and Neurosurgery, as well as Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Radiology, and three months of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Graduated ranked #1 in class of 150
  • Elected Class Speaker at Commencement, 2003
  • Awards included Moorman Award, Merck Book Award, Coyne Campbell Scholarship, Junior AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society), C.E. Williams Scholarship, Podilarian finalist, Gayle Kimball Scholarship, Honors Research Scholar, National Merit Scholarship

University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, Norman, Oklahoma

  • Summa cum Laude
  • Major in Zoology, minor in History
  • National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, UROP research grant recipient

Klamath Union High School, Klamath Falls, Oregon


  • AO Funded Clinical Research: The Impact of Femoral Reaming Method on Systemic Inflammatory Response.  Lead Resident Investigator in Ongoing Clinical Trial, 2006-present.
  • Honors Research Program, Physiology Dept., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Chemical Activation of Cervical Cell Bodies:  Effects on Responses of Thoracic Spinal Neurons to Noxious Visceral Stimuli in Rats.  Presented poster at GREAT symposium, 2001.
  • Honors Research Program, Zoology Dept., University of Oklahoma; Exogenous Melatonin and Increased Mean Life Span in Drosophila melanogaster.  Presented lecture at Undergraduate Research Day, 1999.
  • Capstone Research, Honors College, University of Oklahoma; The Effects of NSAIDs on Sports Injury Healing Time, 1999.


  • Spine Surgeon, Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc, Medford, OR 
    August 2009 -
  • Medical Arbiter for State of Oregon Worker’s Compensation Division
    August 2005-present
  • Resident Physician in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Oregon Health & Science University.
    July 2003-present
  • Researcher.  Physiology Dept., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
    June 2000-Aug.2000
    Conducted surgery and spinal cord stimulation on live rats. 
  • REACH Employee.
    May 1999-Aug.1999
    Worked with profoundly mentally handicapped on improving self-care abilities.
  • Tutor.  Physics and Chemistry for University of Oklahoma.
  • Seasonal Laborer.  City of Klamath Falls Parks and Cemeteries Dept. 
    May 1998-Aug.1998


  • Unlimited License to Practice Medicine in State of Oregon
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • ACLS
  • BLS


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