Joshua Kolz, MD, MS

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Back, Neck, & Spine

Dr. Joshua Kolz is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who joined Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in 2023. He specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions. Dr. Kolz’s goal for all patients is to get them back to their life as quickly as possible. For many patients, this can be accomplished with nonoperative treatments, such as physical therapy, injections, and medications. If advanced treatment is needed, Dr. Kolz will work with each patient to design and execute a surgical plan to effectively treat their problem in a way that is as minimally invasive as possible.

Dr. Kolz received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Kolz then completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He chose to further specialize in orthopedic spinal care and completed spine surgery fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

For back, neck, and spine care needs, Dr. Kolz is available to see patients in Rapid City, South Dakota, at The Spine Center.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Kolz spends his time with his family. He enjoys keeping an active lifestyle and being outdoors. Some of his favorite activities are hiking, swimming, and boating.

Education & Training


University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, 2012


University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, 2013

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2017


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2022


Spine Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2023

Hospital Affiliations

  • Black Hills Surgical Hospital
  • Monument Health Rapid City Hospital

Medical Interests

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy 
  • Minimally invasive spine procedures, including lumbar fusion
  • Sacroiliac fusion
  • Spine trauma/fractures
  • Spinal deformity/scoliosis
  • Nonoperative treatment of spine conditions