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Adam E. Cabalo, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He specializes in spine surgery at Southern Oregon Orthopedics in Medford, Oregon.

Dr. Cabalo was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. After graduating from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed his internship at the University of California, San Francisco. He continued his residency at the Oregon Health and Science University and completed his fellowship training at the Spine Care Medical Group in Daly City, California.

He returned to Maui as an orthopedist and had the experience of helping a diverse patient population with varying orthopedic needs. Since then, Dr. Cabalo has returned to his passion for specialization in spine surgery and trauma. He enjoys the art and skill that goes into fixing the human body. Regarding his work, Dr. Cabalo says, “It has been so fulfilling to know that I may have helped improve the quality of one’s life.”

Dr. Cabalo has contributed to publications and presented his research at meetings for leaders in the field of spine surgery and research. He maintains an active membership with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Outside of the office, Dr. Cabalo’s personal interests include fishing (spear, kayak, and fly), free diving, surfing, game theory, guitar, ukulele, hunting, and fatherhood.


M.D.-University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2001 – 2005

B.S.-University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. Biology, BS 1996 – 2000


Spine Fellowship – Spine Care Medical Group. Daly City, CA August 1st 2010 July 31st 2011

Orthopedic Surgery – Oregon Health and Science University. Portland, OR. 2006-2010

Internship – University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco, CA 2005 – 2006


Orthopedic Surgeon – Southern Oregon Orthopedics. Medford, OR. Starting August 2013

Orthopedic Surgeon – Kaiser Permanente. Wailuku, Hl. August 2011 – August 2013


Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient 2010 – 2011

Lisa Maxey, Jim Magnusson
Published 2013

  • Ch. 16 Lumbar Spine Fusion. Chris Izu, Haideh V. Plock, Jessie Scott, Paul Slosar, Adam Cabala

A Prospective Study of a Unique Titanium Interbody Fusion Implant; Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes at 1 and 2 Year Follow up.

2010 – 2011
Slosar, PJ; Cabalo, A; Reynolds, JB

  • Poster presentation ISSLS Meeting Scottsdale 2013

Comparison of Patient and Surgeon Perceptions of Adverse Events Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery.

2008 – 2009
Hart, Robert; Cabalo, Adam; Bess, Shay et al; the International Spine Study Group

  • Spine, 38(9):732-736, April 20, 2013
  • Podium Presentation 2nd Annual LSRS Meeting Chicago 2009
  • Poster presentation IMAST, SRS, NASS 2009

Porous Tantalum Patellar Augmentation: The Importance of Residual Bone Stock.

2005 – 2006
Ries MD, Cabalo A, Bozic KJ, Anderson M., ClinOrthopRelat Res.

Work Experience

Medical Arbitration Program, Worker’s Compensation Division, State of Oregon (2009 – 2010)

Miravant Pharmaceuticals. Assistant Scientist. Goleta, California (2000 – 2001)


University of Southern California

  • USC Synergy Award in Biological Sciences (2000)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society (1999 – 2000)
  • Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society (1999 – 2000)


Oregon Health and Science University

  • Spine Best Practices Committee (2008 – 2010)
  • Orthopedic Resident Education Committee (2009 – 2010)

University of Hawaii JABSOM Medical School

  • Class Vice President (2002 – 2003)
  • Social Coordinator (2001 – 2005)
  • Co-Founded Men’s Health Club of Hawaii (2004)

University of Southern California

  • Co-Founder Zeta Psi Fraternity USC Chapter (1996 – 2000)
  • Hawaii Club 808 Music Group (1996 – 2000)
  • Nikkei Club, Troy Phi Club, Intramural Swim Club (1996 – 2000)

Volunteer Activities

Oregon Health and Science University

  • High School Football Physician (2006 – 2007)
  • Molalla, OR Rodeo Physician (2006)

University of Hawaii JABSOM Medical School

  • Shriner’s Hospital Christmas volunteer (2001 – 2005)
  • McGuire Fund, Funding for patients in need of financial resources

Assisted in website creation (2004)

  • Honolulu Legislative Health Fair (2004)
  • Men’s Health Club poker charity event – Fund raiser for the Hawaii Autism Society (2004)


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member (2006 – Present)

Dr. Cabalo Videos

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