Our Team

Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute is a renowned South Florida-based medical practice specializing in a holistic approach to spinal care through minimally-invasive surgery, cutting-edge technology, methodical research and analysis, and exceptional patient experiences. The pioneering vision of Dr. Jeffrey Cantor, Cantor Spine Center is dedicated to lifestyle-preserving, long-lasting, superior solutions for patients with spine problems.

Cantor Spine Center is founded in a commitment to methodical research, sound outcome analysis, precise process development, sophisticated risk assessment, meticulous planning, and preparation – all created to prevent complications and ensure the most successful surgery possible. We always pursue non-surgical avenues as the first course of action.

Cantor Spine Center is driven by a future-now ethos, and our practice addresses the shortcomings of traditional orthopedic surgery and dated methodology head-on, allowing patients today to benefit from technology and expertise that is years ahead.

Our nationally-recognized team takes the time to connect with, listen to, and really hear a patient and caregiver’s needs and concerns. We thoroughly review, assess, and identify the best treatment plan for a given individual. Every case is different, but all patients are the same in receiving the most thoughtful, personalized plan for treatment and recovery.

Cantor Spine Center is dedicated to delivering the best care across every step of the patient journey, and the entire team is aligned in the constant goal of getting our patients to “better.”



Jeffrey Cantor, MD Spine Surgeon
An expert spine surgeon, Jeffrey B. Cantor, MD, has decades of experience in spine… read more
Anthony Giuffrida, MD Interventional Spine & Pain Management
Anthony Giuffrida, MD is board-certified and fellowship-trained in the field of interventional spine and… read more
Harry Shufflebarger, MD Spine Surgeon
In 2020, Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute. Dr…. read more
Benjamin Westerhaus, MD Interventional Spine & Pain Management
Dr. Westerhaus brings an engineering background and an eye for innovation to every patient… read more
Scott Raffa, MD, MBA Adult Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
Dr. Scott J. Raffa, a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, joins The Cantor Spine… read more

Medical Staff

Physical Therapy,
The Physical Therapy Department at Cantor Spine Center is the leading spine rehabilitation program… read more
Rebecca Chacos, BSN, RN
Rebecca Chacos is a Registered Nurse with experience in an inpatient cardiac setting. She… read more
Kaylie Wintle, APRN, FNP-BC
Kaylie Wintle is a board certified APRN who graduated from Nova Southeastern University. She… read more
Georgina Andersen, APRN
Georgina Andersen is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. Born locally and educated at Florida… read more
Linda Cucharale, BSN, RN
Linda Cucharale is both a Registered Nurse and the Clinical Director to Interventional Spine… read more