Dr. Eck received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Catholic University of America in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. Following this he worked as a research engineer conducting spine biomechanics research. He then attended medical school at University of Health Sciences. He completed a rotating internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Memorial Hospital of York, PA. He is currently completing an orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Eck has authored a book, 4 book chapters, and more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has presented at numerous regional, national and international scientific conferences. He serves on the review board of Spine.