News Release

September 26, 2007

Contact: Christopher DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

New Spine Surgeon at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – R. Alexander Mohr, M.D., has joined the University of Connecticut Health Center as assistant director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

Mohr’s area of specialty is operative treatment of spinal disorders including disc degeneration, spinal trauma and fusion. He has a special interest in the biomechanics and the biology of fusion of the cervical and lumbar spine. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the UConn School of Medicine.

“The Comprehensive Spine Center is exciting,” Mohr says. “This is an amazing opportunity for an academic orthopaedic surgeon. One of the reasons I decided to become a spine surgeon was, I want to bring technology forward in an effort to preserve the natural motion of the spine.”

“Dr. Mohr brings a unique expertise to our Comprehensive Spine Center,” says Comprehensive Spine Center Director Hilary C. Onyiuke, M.D., chief of the UConn Health Center’s Division of Neurosurgery and also a spine surgery specialist. “He can surgically treat degenerative conditions and traumatic injuries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine – everything from the base of the skull to the pelvis.”

Mohr is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and stayed in Salt Lake City for his internship and residency in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. He completed a spine fellowship in the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Mohr played Division I football at Utah State University, where he was an Academic All-American majoring in biology.

He lives in West Hartford.

Caption: Spine surgeon R. Alexander Mohr, M.D., has joined the UConn Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute’s Comprehensive Spine Center at the UConn Health Center is available at

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