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MK SPINE STAFF

MEET THE STAFF

Andree Kropf, RN

Clinical Nurse Educator

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Kropf in his spine practice for over 20 years. As his nurse educator, I’m often the first person to welcome the patient and their families. I enjoy guiding them through the process, educating them about their surgery and aftercare, and getting the patient back to the life they once knew.

Tricia Camp

Cedars-Sinai Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked with Dr. Kropf for 18 years as his schedule coordinator. I enjoy serving our patients who travel from around and out the country to consult with Dr. Kropf. I have witnessed his expertise in Spine surgery and the successful outcomes. Our patients are very pleased and grateful to him after their treatment.

Jennifer Santos

Surgery Coordinator

Going to work every day holds something new and is another opportunity to ensure that Dr. Kropf’s patients feel comfortable going into surgery. There’s nothing more gratifying than to receive calls and emails from patients who are out of pain after their procedure.

Andrea Algaze

Clinic Coordinator

I love working for Dr. Kropf because everyone shares one vision which is providing the best experience for patients. It’s a family environment where everybody is there for each other. I enjoy working with patients and seeing satisfying results. Dr. Kropf is an amazing surgeon who supports, understands, and cares about his patients.

Yna Barcelona

Executive Assistant

Working for Dr.Kropf has not only given me the opportunity to work with a great team but also a great philosophy to live by; strive to provide the highest quality care for patients in a comfortable and warm setting. As his assistant I have witnessed his compassion and expert care with his patients.

Linda Kanim

Researcher

I have worked with Dr. Kropf on Research for over 30 years. He has a special calmness with his patients and communicates well. He looks out for his patient’s well-being, treats them as if they were members of his own family. He listens carefully, answers questions completely, and has the greatest empathy for his patient’s position, feelings, and fears.

Diana Hom

Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

"First off, I believe Dr. Kropf helped save my life! It's been 6 months since I had my surgery and my spine has fused successfully! Dr. Kropf and his amazing staff treated me like a human being instead of just a patient! The support and encouragement they gave me throughout the few years I have been going is incomparable! Thank you to all those who helped me during my recovery, especially Sakura, and Trisha! You are all Angels on Earth! God Bless you!"

-Stefifi A

"I had a Cervical Spine Surgery February 2017 and Lumbar Spine Surgery November 2017. Both Surgeries were a Success. I feel so much better....No More Pain! Thank You, Dr. Kropf... You're the BEST!"

-Martha B

"This man gave me my life back! I wouldn't be working today with him as a spine nurse ! I had a cervical fusion & artificial disc replacement for my lower back ! He's caring & compassionate & so is his staff ! He saved my husbands life also by ordering the right tests & got him to another specialist , I feel so blessed to have him! "

-Anastacia H

“Dr. Kropf is a very knowledgeable and experienced surgeon. He is just as straight forward and honest as I remember him from 19 years ago. He did an amazing job with my back then, that I flew across the country to discuss the second surgery with him!”
"Dr. Kropf is literally a miracle worker. I have suffered with horrible pain for years from herniation at L4/5 & L5/S1. Had a prior micro-surgery from another surgeon which did not work. Dr. Kropf performed a double fusion through the stomach and back. Had my 7 month follow up yesterday and got a clean bill of health. Honestly, after about 5 months I was totally pain free. He completely nailed it!!! I also just referred one of my good friends who also feel in love with Dr.Kropf. I had interviewed 7 surgeons with my wife and we both agreed that there was no one better to do my surgery. This was not a fun thing to go through, but so worth it. Katie, Sakura, and Trisha also were awesome to deal with and super responsive."

-Lee E

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