Here are nine spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.

2. Top 10 Spine Review articles: Nov. 13-17

By Megan Wood | Friday, 17 November 2017 20:40
Here are the 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between Nov. 13 and Nov. 17.
Anthony T. Yeung, MD, of Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care, emphasizes an unfavorable reimbursement trend for both independent and employed spine surgeons and the impact on the spine field.

4. 10 spine surgeon leaders to know

By Mackenzie Garrity | Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:45
Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders to know.
Five spine surgeons discuss what they wish they had known at the onset of their careers.
Rick Friedman, MD, PhD, and Marc Schwartz, MD, launched the acoustic neuroma program at UC San Diego Health to treat rare brain tumors.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 16, 2017.
CMS released the 2018 final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and payments for services provided in hospital outpatient departments and ASCs. The North American Spine Society outlined five ways 2018 changes will affect spine surgeons.
Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital plans to establish a new spine institute, according to Boston Business Journal.
A new study published in Spine examines the 90-day readmission rate for lumbar spinal fusion in New York State.
Rohit Verma, MD, of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, shares what he thinks will impact the spine field and what the industry has in store for minimally invasive surgery.
The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation named Flagg Flanagan public director of the board of directors.
William C. Tally, MD, offers insights into why he believes reimbursement and consolidation will shake up the spine industry in the next year.  
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examined the cost of radiologists interpreting the images of patients with traumatic single-level thoracolumbar fractures to determine whether the reports are effective.
Thomas Schuler, MD, founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 and has grown the practice to deliver cutting-edge spine care to patients, including regenerative therapy, stem cell therapy and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Schuler performed the first hybrid multilevel cervical artificial disc replacement with spinal fusion in the country.
Essentia Health-Duluth (Minn.) Clinic added Anne Normand, MD, to its spine team, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26. Philip Schneider, MD, of Chevy Chase, Md.-based Montgomery Orthopaedics, a division of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, discusses how his practice has evolved in the wake of the opioid epidemic as well as strategies for implementing alternative pain treatments.
Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.
A federal jury in St. Louis found neurosurgeon Sonjay Fonn, DO, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Midwest Neurosurgeons, violated the False Claims Act, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Information analytics company Elsevier launched the Opioid Epidemic Resource Center.
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