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DMH International and Miracle Mile Medical Center in Los Angeles partnered to launch the Virtual Physician's Network Mobile App Technology.
The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Mission Hospital Golf Classic raised more than $382,000 for its neuroscience and spine institute, which is slated to open in the fall, according to an Orange County Register report.
  Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in Kansas City, Mo., named Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, MD, director of the spine program.
Three spine surgeons discuss common reason for patient dissatisfaction after spine surgery and how to prevent it.
Erkan Alic, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon, joined Coastal Orthopedics in Conway, S.C.
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for July 31, 2014.
Most spine practices around the country are small businesses, owned and operated by entrepreneurial-minded surgeons who founded the group some years ago.
Dayton, Ohio-based Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics added Mark Kayanja, MD, PhD, and he will begin seeing patients at the Wright State Physicians Health Center in Fairborn, Ohio, Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and Atrium Medical Center in Franklin, Ohio.
Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists launched an awareness campaign to educate the community.
University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medicine unveiled its new $5.5 million Neuromedicine Intensive Care Unit, located in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

11. ISASS releases cervical interbody policy statement

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:55
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery issued the ISASS Policy Statement — Cervical Interbody in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.

12. Dr. James Perry joins Vail-Summit Orthopaedics

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:46
Vail (Colo.)-Summit Orthopaedics hired spine surgeon James Perry, DO, who will officially begin with the practice at the end of August, according to a Vail Daily report.
Some apples don't fall far from the tree. For father-son and father-daughter spine and neurosurgeon teams, that distance can sometimes be microscopic.
Chukwuka Okafor, MD, relocated Spine Institute of Central Florida's Lakeland office to a new location in Lakeland, according to a report by The Ledger.

15. 8 spine & neurosurgeons on the move

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 28 July 2014 15:37
Here are eight spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new groups over the past few months.
  Dr. Marinko Rade received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from Spine for his article published in July 2014.
Founder of NeuroSpine Institute Robert L. Masson, MD, was named to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientific and medical research funding work group.
Hagerstown, Md.-based Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute added Stuart J. Goodman, MD, to its medical team.

19. Dr. Paul Muizelaar joins Cabell Huntington Hospital

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 28 July 2014 13:18
  Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., added Paul Muizelaar, MD, PhD, a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon to its physician team.

20. How spine surgery will thrive in a data-driven world

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 28 July 2014 09:28
As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance and risk-sharing compensation models, specialists are developing new and innovative ways to ensure their field's sustainability in the future. Spine is no different — and in many ways, spine surgeons have an uphill battle.
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