Frank L. Acosta, Jr.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Areas of treatment:

Adult Spine Deformity
Revision Spinal Reconstruction
Failed Back Syndrome
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery - Spine


  • Department of Neurological Surgery


  • English

Frank L. Acosta, Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills
  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Acosta brings depth to our team as a highly talented neurosurgeon, fellowship trained in complex spine deformity. His outstanding academic and research credentials accelerates our understanding of various spine pathologies and lead us to new translational discoveries.


Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2002


General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2003


Neurosurgery Residency, University of California, San Francisco, 2008


Spine Surgery Fellowship, Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Northwestern University, 2009

Professional society memberships:

AOSpine North America
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society


Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
50 Best Spine Specialists in America, Becker's Orthopaedic and Spine Review
CSRS-E Mario Boni Award
Harvard Medical School National Scholarship
Harvard College Scholarship Award
Harvard College Dean's List
Bank of America Achievement Award in Humanities