Our Neurospine Surgeons

Experience, technology and trust are the benchmarks of care
at The Spine & Neuro Center.

Joel D. Pickett, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Pickett is a specialist in the treatment of spinal, cranial and peripheral nerve disorders. He is a leader in minimally invasive and endoscopic treatments. Dr. Pickett achieved his Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock followed by a General Surgery Internship. He then completed a 6-year neurosurgical residency at Vanderbilt University in 1992. Dr. Pickett is dedicated to the advancement of spine treatment and was the first surgeon in the State of Alabama to perform an artificial cervical disc replacement. He participates in numerous leading spinal research studies through his practice.


  • Neuro Spine Surgery, Spine and Brain Trauma, Brain Tumors, Complex Spine


  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons


  • University of Arkansas
    Little Rock, AR

B.A., Chemistry and Biology:

  • Arkansas College
    Batesville, AR

Neurosurgical Residency:

  • Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN

Hospital Appointments:

  • Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL
  • Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, AL
  • The Surgery Center, Huntsville, AL

Professional Associations:

  • North American Spine Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Alabama
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • Madison County Medical Society
  • Meacham Society

University Affiliation:

  • University of Alabama – Birmingham

Clinic Locations:

  • Huntsville