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Raj Rao, MD, has been named chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Wauwatosa Now report.
  A study published in Spine found Medicaid patients undergoing spine surgery have a higher rate of surgical site infection.
An article published in Spine examines adverse events, length of stay and readmission rates for spinal fusion using iliac crest bone graft.
Neurosurgeon Joseph Hahn, MD, will retire from his post as chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic on Dec. 31.
Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has named Charles Munyon, MD, director of functional and restorative neurosurgery.
East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., entered into an agreement with New Orleans-based Tulane University Medical Group to provide neurosurgical services.
  Spine surgery is a dynamic and rapidly evolving field. Four spine surgeons weigh in on the clinical trends that they believe is changing the face of spine surgery.

8. Neurosurgeon Dr. David Weinsweig dies

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 15 September 2014 11:53
Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary’s Medical Center neurosurgeon David Weinsweig, MD, died last week in a car accident, according to the Charleston Gazette.

9. 8 recent spine surgeon achievements

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 15 September 2014 10:10
Here are eight recent accomplishments by spine surgeons.

10. Scoliosis surgery costs up 133% in 10 years: 8 trends to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 15 September 2014 09:38
A study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine examines the hospital cost increase in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis fusion patients.

11. St. Joseph Health to open new neuroscience, spine institute

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 12 September 2014 12:09
St. Joseph Health is opening a new neuroscience and spine institute.

12. Dr. Dunbar Alcindor joins Bayhealth

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 12 September 2014 12:07
  Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth added Dunbar Alcindor, MD, to Bayhealth Neurosurgery of Dover.
  Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week.

14. 5 controversies in spine surgeon pay for 2015

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:56
Spine surgeon payment could undergo several changes over the next year that will make a huge impact on the field.
A study published in Spine examines how spine surgeons at an academic medical center used Lean principles to identify opportunities to improve quality and lower costs in the operating room.
Stuart Weinstein, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, was featured in an IowaNow report for his work with a young female patient to correct her scoliosis, among other issues.

17. Dr. Andrew Cash featured for spine surgery success

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:09
Desert Institute of Spine Care surgeon Andrew Cash, MD, was featured in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal report for his work with patients.

18. 7 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Sept. 11

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:54
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for Sept. 11, 2014.

19. Dr. Patrick Sugrue joins Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:17
  Northwestern Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital added neurosurgeon Patrick A. Sugrue, MD.
Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based Neurological Surgery is participating in the national SENSE — Subcutaneous and Epidural Neuromodulation System Evaluation — clinical trial.
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