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Drs. Jan Schwab, Christopher Duntsch & more: 13 spine surgeons in the headlines this week — Feb. 17, 2017 Featured

Written by  Adam Schrag | Friday, 17 February 2017 15:52
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Here are 13 spine surgeons who were in the news this week:

Riverhead, N.Y.-based Peconic Bay Medical Center, a part of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, named Robert M. Galler, DO, the new director of neurosurgery.

 

Jan M. Schwab, MD, PhD, of Columbus-based Ohio State University led a research study that found spinal cord patients are often in danger of contracting infections and diseases during hospital rehabilitation

 

Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, a former neurosurgeon practicing in Plano, Texas, received a guilty verdict for a count of "injury to an elderly person."

 

Rochelle Sweis, DO, and Jose Biller, MD, of Loyola Medicine in Maywood, Ill., found that spinal cord patients are plagued by many different types of ailments after injury.   

 

J. Brian Gill, MD, Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, Richard Kube, MD, Vladimir Sinkov, MD, Renato V. Bosita Jr., MD, and Bonventure Ngu, MD, discussed the financial challenges their respective practices face.

 

Patrice Harris, MD, chair of the AMA board of trustees and chair of the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse praised Aetna for its efforts to eliminate prior authorization for opioids treatment beginning March 1, 2017.

 

Kingsley Chin, MD, performed a viscoelastic four-level cervical procedure at Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

 

More spine-related articles:

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