Dr. Coe’s interest in innovative spine technologies and his background as an electrical engineer allows him in his orthopaedic spine practice the ability to understand underlying biomechanical processes and logical problem solving to provide the best solutions for his patients with injuries, deformity and other diseases of the spine. He has been in practice in the Los Gatos, CA area since 1992.
He is a native of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Coe earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, graduating cum laude. His M.D. degree was earned at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He served in the U.S. Army for 13 years with his internship and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and The Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis, MO. He received valuable experience serving as a staff orthopaedic surgeon at the 34th General Hospital in Augsburg, Germany for three years. During part of that time he provided orthopaedic coverage for the U.S. Women’s Ski Team during their training sessions in Europe and also at the World Cup Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. He returned to the U.S. for a fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He returned to his roots in San Antonio where he served as the Chief of the Spine Surgery Service at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. During his tenure at BAMC he served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery in Saudia Arabia and Iraq in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Dr. Coe’s professional interests include Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Disc Arthroplasty Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery and Cervical Spine Surgery. He has performed research in the field of spinal biomechanics, spine surgery, disc replacement surgery, scoliosis and spinal instrumentation. His work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings. He has collaborated on book chapters and published numerous articles related to the study of surgery of the spine. He is involved in teaching other spine surgeons new techniques to further the advance of the practice of spine surgery.
Dr. Coe is board certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Fellow in the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), Spinal Arthroplasty Society (SAS)/International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).
Dr. Coe looks at the total person when evaluating his patients. He takes into account their goals and lifestyle. Often surgery is not indicated, therefore, he refers his patients for non-operative treatments including spinal injections, physical therapy, etc. When spinal surgery is indicated, he works closely with the patient pre and post operatively to ensure the best result possible.
Outside the office, Dr. Coe enjoys traveling, cycling, photography and skiing. He also has traveled to Africa in 2014 and South America in 2016 as a member of a medical mission spine surgery team where he evaluated patients in need and performed complex spinal surgery, including scoliosis surgery on a series of patients during each of these two trips.