About Us


Cardinal Neurosurgery & Spine, Inc., was founded on July 1, 1999 to serve patients of St. Louis and the surrounding Missouri and Illinois regions. Dr. Daniel Kitchens and staff offer a full range of neurosurgical services combined with constant attention to excellence of care.

We strongly recommend conservative care for those who have medical conditions that permit it. Surgery is warranted in some cases when conservative measures fail or when the disorder clearly calls for a surgical response.


Meet the Practitioner

Daniel Kitchens, MD

Daniel Kitchens, MD

Dr. Daniel L. Kitchens was born in Macon, Georgia and raised in central Texas. He earned his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Daniel Kitchens went on to his internship in general surgery at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Kitchens performed his residency in neurosurgery there and completed his term as a chief resident in 1996. He has also served as an emergency room physician in St. Louis and nearby communities.

Dr. Kitchens is board certified in neurological surgery and is affiliated in St. Louis with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Des Peres Hospital, and Frontenac Surgery and Spine Care Center. His activities outside of his practice and family life include sailing and tennis.