Taylor Spine Team

Dr. Brett Taylor

Brett A. Taylor, MD – Adult Spine Surgeon

Dr. Taylor is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of the spine. He is a native of St. Louis and received his Medical Degree from Harvard University. Dr. Taylor is fellowship trained in spine surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a former assistant professor at Washington University and served in the US Air Force as the Chief of Spine Surgery.


Joshua Newman, MS, PA-C

Joshua is a board-certified physician assistant and joined The Taylor Spine Team in July 2012. He completed his training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois prior to returning to St. Louis. He is enthusiastic about providing the highest quality spinal care to meet your needs through evidence-based medicine and patient outcomes.


Lori Burke, RN, BSN

Lori has been a long-time member of The Taylor Spine Team since 2002 and originally worked with Dr. Taylor at Barnes Hospital. She started her career at Barnes Hospital as a staff nurse and specialized in orthopedics. Her present role involves patient care in the clinic and post-operative care in the hospital. Lori has a strong background in worker’s compensation and litigated cases and works closely with case managers. Lori’s goal is to expedite your care and better meet your spine care needs.

Alyssa Visconti

Alyssa Visconti

Alyssa has been a member of The Taylor Spine Team since 2005 and functions as the administrator and billing specialist. Alyssa plays a key role in supervising and supporting the staff at TCCO. She is also the billing manager and HIPAA officer. She is very knowledgeable about the day to day functions of the office. She also has significant experience in matters involving workers compensation, litigation, and depositions.