Steven C. Fulop


About Dr. Fulop

Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Steven C. Fulop specializes in cranial conditions and specific spine disorders. He also has specialized expertise in the use of advanced surgical technologies for the performance of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Fulop’s educational journey began at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he graduated magna cum laude in biochemistry. He completed a Medical Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Shortly after finishing medical school, Dr. Fulop earned his MS in applied anatomy while completing residency training in neurological surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Fulop’s clinical specialty involves using technology to improve surgical outcomes. He is a regular faculty member at physician education conferences, presenting on the use of minimally invasive spinal procedures, neuronavigation and stem cell technologies.

Top medical device companies rely on Dr. Fulop’s experience for business development, product design and medical education. He has been invited to corporate headquarters to teach healthcare economics to managers for DePuy-Synthes, currently the largest orthopedics company in the U.S. In 2013, he was selected as the lead design surgeon for Stryker’s LITe plating system. Approximately one percent of industry consultants are selected as a lead. He also contributed as a key medical consultant for RTI Biologics, Inc.’s $130M acquisition of Pioneer Surgical Technology in 2013. These experiences inspired Dr. Fulop to augment his medical education with an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio, which he completed in 2016.

Dr. Fulop worked for University Hospitals of Cleveland for eight years, serving as Section Chief of Neurosurgery at affiliate hospital Southwest General Medical Center, a level-three trauma center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He was actively involved in the Trauma Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, and served as chair of the Surgical Quality Improvement Committee. He also served as director of the Neurologic Institute at Southwest General.

In his youth, Dr. Fulop enjoyed physical and mental challenges. He was a U.S. national team Olympic Development Program candidate. He played for Ohio Wesleyan, an NCAA Division III championship-winning team. During his freshman and sophomore years, he was a starting contributor and helped his team advance to the NCAA Final Four. He has also trained in traditional Japanese Samurai martial arts, both locally and in Japan.

Dr. Fulop recently completed a two-year-long application process to the U.S. Army Reserves to seek additional training, experience and leadership challenges while serving his country. He is currently approved by Congress and the Department of Defense for commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command, and is awaiting commission paperwork and processing at AMEDD Professional Management Command (APMC) in Forest Park, Ga.

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