Phil Behrens

Dr. Phil Behrens

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Behrens is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in advanced techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery, regenerative medicine, and stem cell therapy.

Dr Behrens is an avid researcher in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine. He has been nominated for the Hibbs Basic Science award by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the highest award in translational science at the largest international spine meeting. Additional awards from research societies include 3rd Place Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) in 2018, Whitecloud Award Finalist at 26th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). He has been published in high impact journals including Stem Cells and Translational Medicine and Nature: Scientific Reports.

He is the Executive Vice President and co-founder Walqer, LLC. This next generation walking device company is dedicated to improving patient mobilization through biomechanical optimization. His company has academic partnerships with Purdue University department of engineering and will be launching its first patented device Spring 2024.

Dr Behrens grew up in southern Indiana. At the age of 17, he was one of six students accepted to Indiana University School of Medicine in a combined BS/MD program. In college, he held a varsity position on the club wrestling team graduated #1 in his class. He was awarded the President’s Medal of Honor—the highest honor given to a graduating senior. In medical school, he was among the top 15% of his medical school class and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, California.

In his free time, Dr Behrens enjoys classic car restoration, skiing, and trap shooting. He also enjoys spending time with his better half, Mojdeh, and their highly esteemed dog, Charlie.

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