Meet the Medical Director 2018-09-07T22:21:51+00:00

A Letter from the Director

To Our Patients and their Families,

Back and neck pain and the symptoms that go with them can be debilitating and truly life-altering, robbing us of our joys and vitality. We can go on what seems like futile searches to find “the cure,” often resulting in further frustrations. At the Spine Center of Rock Springs and a satellite outreach program, Rural Spine Care, our spine surgeons and back specialists work with you to achieve your goal of finding a solution to your spinal problems. Rural Spine provides pain treatment services to the greater Rock Springs area in Wyoming, Holdrege, and Sidney in Nebraska.

The work is collaborative and the individualized programs we develop for each and every patient are designed to optimize their result.

Our Rock Springs award-winning program is on the cutting edge of both conservative and surgical care of spinal disorders. The most important aspect, however, is the delivery of compassionate care in a very personal manner. Although our performance metrics match or exceed, that of the best centers of excellence in the United States and internationally, you will never feel like a number. You, the patient, are part of the team and our spine surgeons and back specialists are working to give you the best outcome possible.

We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence for the care of our patients. The patient satisfaction scores and other metrics highlighted are a testament to our commitment to delivering the best care to you, our patient.

Our Rock Springs spine surgeons and back specialists look forward to working with you and helping you on your journey to treat your spinal condition.

Henry F. Fabian Jr., M.D., MBA

Director, Rural Spine Care, P.C.
Director, Wyoming Spine Institute

About Henry F. Fabian Jr., M.D., MBA

Henry F. Fabian, Jr. holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio, as well as an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree.

In 1985, Dr. Fabian completed his undergraduate work in Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and immediately went to The Ohio State University for a graduate program in biomedical engineering. After the first year of the program, he focused his study to obtain his Doctor of Medicine degree. Once finishing, Dr. Fabian accomplished a general surgery internship, as well as a residency in orthopaedic surgery, in Ohio. Two fellowships, one in Colorado and the other in Hannover, Germany, ensued in 1995 and 1996. Then, from 2002 until 2004, Dr. Fabian studied for and was awarded his EMBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Since 2004, Dr. Fabian has been Director at The Steamboat Springs Spine Center, as well as a partner at Orthopaedics of Steamboat Springs.

Education:

Undergraduate:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Biomedical Engineering, 1980 – 1985

Graduate:
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Biomedical Engineering, 1985 – 1986

Medical:
Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Doctor of Medicine, 1986 – 1990

Internship:
Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
General Surgery, 1990 – 1991

Residency:
Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training, 1991 – 1995

Fellowship:
The Colorado Spine Center/Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, Aurora, CO
Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive Spine Surgery Fellowship, 1995 – 1996

Fellowship:
AO/ASIF (Assoc. for the Study of Internal Fixation) International Training Fellowship, Hannover, Germany
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Unfall Klinik, 1996 – 1996

Graduate:
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Columbus, OH
Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA), 2002 – 2004

Hospital Affiliations:

Sidney Regional Medical Center, Sidney, NE
Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege, NE
Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs, CO

Society Memberships:

North American Spine Society
Colorado Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Fellow
Strings in the Mountains Music Festival, Board Chairman

Community Achievements:

U.S. Ski Association Men’s Alpine Ski Team Physician
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Team Physician
The Cleveland Crunch National Pro Soccer League Team Physician
The Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL Pro League Team Physician
Board Chairman at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival
Steamboat Dance Theater Sponsor

Achievements:

Speaker at The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques 2014 (IV WCMISST)
Patient’s Choice Award “Most Dedicated Physician”
Patient’s Choice Award 2010-2014
Top Physician Consumers Association of American Award
“Intern of the Year”, St. Luke’s Medical Center
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Honors in Surgery, Medicine, Family Practice, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology and Physical Diagnosis
Dean’s List, High Honors
Dean’s List, Honors

Community Achievements:

U.S. Ski Association Men’s Alpine Ski Team Physician
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Team Physician
The Cleveland Crunch National Pro Soccer League Team Physician
The Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL Pro League Team Physician
Board Chairman at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival
Steamboat Dance Theater Sponsor