Meet Tiffany Rogers, M.D., M.P.T.

The expert team at the Spine Center is committed to providing appropriate and individual spine care. Dr. Tiffany Rogers is accomplished in performing a full range of spine surgical procedure from minimally invasive to the most complex.

Dr. Rogers first earned a master's degree in physical therapy before completing her medical degree and becoming a spine surgeon. Having both degrees provides her with an in-depth perspective that is rare among spine doctors. Because of it, she has the unique ability to determine whether non-surgical options or minimally invasive spine surgery may be the best treatment for each patient. "My patients appreciate the extra care and skill they get from having a physical therapist and surgeon in one," she points out. "They understand that I have an edge in diagnosis and treatment because of my strong physical therapy background, and vice-versa."

This combination and her unrivaled surgical skills make her the South Bay's leading spine specialist. Getting to know her patients makes her days priceless, she says. "I get to help people of all ages and give them a new chance at a much better life."

As an All-American basketball player for the University of Utah, Dr. Rogers sustained a back injury that led her toward a career in physical therapy, then medicine. A lifelong athlete, she naturally developed a passion for restoring people to health and helping them get back to doing what they love. Her physical therapy education, medical education, and spine specialist fellowship led her to the South Bay, where she also discovered some local passions, surfing and boating.

Dr. Rogers chose to practice spine surgery at Torrance Memorial Physician Network because she admired how committed the doctors here are to patients' total health. "It's the best place to go if you want a comprehensive solution to your orthopedic problem," she says. "And it's in the South Bay—convenient, beautiful, and with the best people anywhere."

Tiffany Rogers
Orthopedic Surgeon
Spine Specialist

Meet Jeff Satterfield, Physician Assistant

Certified Physician Assistant, specializing in orthopedics and rehabilitation

Jeff Satterfield is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). In 2016, he joined Dr. Tiffany Rogers at the Torrance Memorial Physician Network Spine Center. As a PA-C, he works under the supervision of the orthopedic doctors in the practice to treat patients for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Jeff is also Registered Kinesiotherapist and Physical Therapy Assistant. He has specialized training and several years experience in these fields helping patients regain strength, endurance, and mobility.

Jeff's background in physical therapy brings a unique skill set not usually found in PA-C's. "I love being able to help patients in need," says Jeff, "and provide them the best possible medical care. People expect their medical care team to listen well and treat them with respect, and I do. I love coming to work every day because I enjoy helping my patients."

Jeff completed his Board Certification as a Physician Assistant in 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from CSU Long Beach. Since then, Jeff received education and several years experience first as a physical therapist, and then in the more medically intensive rehabilitation field of kinesiology. He trained as a PA-C from 2010-2014 at UC Irvine in orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. He continued his training further from 2014-2015 at the Orthopedic Speciality Institute in the Department of Spine Surgery.

Jeff has a wife and two children and has always loved sports. His favorites are soccer, skiing, skateboarding, and mountain biking. Living here all of his life has given him an appreciation for the wonderful people and lifestyle that are unique to the South Bay.

Jeff Satterfield
Physician Assistant

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