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About Dr. Maxell S. Adu-Lartey

Dr. Adu-Lartey grew up in Ghana as well as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Adu-Lartey obtained his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Adu-Lartey was involved in extensive geriatric research at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University where he was awarded a National Medical Fellow in Academic Medicine award.  Dr. Adu-Lartey utilizes non-surgical and surgical techniques in treating conditions of the spine.

Dr. Adu-Lartey also utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques including:


  • Microdisectomy

  • Laminectomy and decompression surgery

  • Percutaneous instrumentation of the spine

  • Minimal Invasive spinal fusion techniques

  • Kyphoplasty


Dr. Adu-Lartey completed his fellowship training in advanced spinal reconstruction at Florida Orthopedic Institute, Center for Spinal Disorders in Tampa, Florida with special emphasis on minimally invasive spine surgery.



  • Florida Orthopedic Institute/University of South Florida – Center for Spinal Disorders

  • Tampa General Hospital Tampa, FL.  University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida

  • August 2011-July 2012

  • Additional emphasis on minimal invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques.



  • Pinnacle Health Systems. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

  • Chief Resident, July 2010 – June 2011

  • July 2006 – June, 2011


Outside Rotations:

  • Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA

  • Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

  • Orthopedic Trauma Service 

  • January, 2010 – April, 2010

  • Scottish Rites Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Department of Pediatric Orthopedics                                       

  • Pediatric Orthopedics Service              

  • October 2009 – January 2010



  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O)

  • August 2002- May 2006

  • Mind Body & Spirit Award Class of 2006

  • Best Personality Award Class of 2006

  • Vice President Class of 2006 (2003-2004)


  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University

  • January/ 1999 – May/2001

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences (B.S)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (B.A)

  • Rose State College, Midwest city, Oklahoma.

  • January/1994 – May 1996

  • Associates of Science

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