Kuros Biosciences appoints 5 spine surgeons to advisory board

Written by Shayna Korol | September 26, 2018 | Print  |

Orthobiologics company Kuros Biosciences named its strategic advisory board.

The board will work with Kuros' leadership team to guide the company's spine strategy.

Board members include:

  • Todd Allen, MD, PhD, orthopedic spine surgeon and spine fellowship director at UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Alpesh A. Patel, MD, spine surgeon and director of orthopedic spine surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago
  • Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of the Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
  • Andrew A. Sama, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery and associate professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City
  • Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD, neurospine surgeon at Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health, spine surgery director at Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and neurosurgery professor at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C.
  • R. Walsh, PhD, surgery professor at Sydney, Australia-based University of New South Wales and director of surgical and orthopedic research laboratories at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Australia

The board will meet for the first time Sept. 27 at the 2018 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The company will present new data supporting its recently launched MagnetOs bone graft product.  

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