Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
10/2004 - Present: Danbury Orthopedics, Danbury, CT
Spine and Sports
Department of Physiatry
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Doctor of Medicine
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate), Brooklyn, NY
City University of New York/Hunter College
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (with honors)
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Society of International Pain Physicians
International Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine
2004: Else Adler Research Award, Hospital for Special Surgery
2007: Research Honorarium, New York Medical Society
1999: Trude Perelman Award
1997 & 1998: Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship
1996: Actors Equity Work Scholarship
1986: March of Dimes Distinguished Service Award
1976: Evelyn I. Eisner Prize for Excellence in Acting, Directing, and Dance
Southern D, Lutz GE, Cooper G, Barre L. Are Fluoroscopic Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain? Pain Physician 2003;6(2):167-172.
Vad V., Southern D. Prevalence of Peripheral Neurologic Injuries in Rotator Cuff Tears with Atrophy. J Shoulder and Elbow Surg 2003;12:333-6.
Barre L, Lutz G, Southern D, Cooper G. Fluoroscopically Guided Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective Evaluation of Long Term Efficacy. Pain Physician 2004;7(2):187-193.
Southern D, Lutz G. IDET Technique. In Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach. Slipman C, Derby R, editors. Elsevier Publications2008.
Southern D, Lutz G, Bracilovic A, et al. Histological and Molecular Structure Characterization of Annular Collagen after Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty. HSS Journal: The Musculoskeletal Journal of the Hospital For Special Surgery 2005; 1: 68-74.
5/2002: Presentation of original research: Prevalence of Peripheral Neurologic Injuries in Rotator Cuff Tears with Atrophy. New York Medical Society, New York City, NY.
6/1976 - 10/1997: Employed as an actor, dancer, and director on stages throughout the United States, South America, and Europe including television, feature films, and radio.