Tomas Kuprys, MD

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Tomas Kuprys, MD
Spine Surgeon

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About Dr. Tomas Kuprys

Dr. Tomas Kuprys is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. A native of Chicago, he completed his undergraduate degree with a double major in computer engineering and economics at Northwestern University in 2003. Prior to obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Kuprys held positions at Goldman Sachs & Co and American President Lines.

He received his medical degree with AOA honors from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Kuprys completed an internal medicine internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2012, where he learned how to care for patients with multiple medical comorbidities, a practice that enhances his surgical outcomes by ensuring that his patients’ overall health is optimized prior to undergoing surgery.

Dr. Kuprys went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in 2017, followed by a dedicated fellowship in spine surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. During his busy fellowship training, he treated a large variety of conditions under the supervision of world-renowned orthopedic spine and neurosurgeons. Prior to joining the Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Kuprys had a faculty appointment practicing with Emory University Healthcare.

Dr. Kuprys’s primary clinical focus is surgical treatment of degenerative spine disease. He engages in shared decision making with his patients and thoroughly enjoys offering his expertise to educate his patients regarding the natural history and best treatment options for the conditions affecting their spine. His practice model is based on exhausting all appropriate non-operative possibilities before proceeding with a surgical discussion, and he is passionate about minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Kuprys’s research interests include pre-operative bone quality assessment, minimally invasive operative techniques, computer vision, and robotic and augmented reality advancements. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Spine, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, and The Journal of Hand Surgery.


  • Operative treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including decompression, fusion, and stabilization.
  • Non-operative management of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine

Conditions Treated:

  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Intervertebral disc herniations
  • Spine trauma
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy

Education and Certifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Strich School of Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital


  • Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery