Drs. Michael Vitale, Paul Kalanithi & more: 8 spine surgeons in the headlines this week


Here are eight spine surgeons who made the news this week:

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called the book written by late Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, MD, "amazing," in his recent review.


Michael Vitale, MD, of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Orthopedics, and Lawrence Lenke, MD, surgeon-in-chief of the Spine Hospital at NewYork Presbyterian/Allen, spoke about the Safety in Spine Surgery Summit they co-chaired.


New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery welcomed spine surgeon Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA.


Michael Gleiber, MD, of West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Concierge Spine Surgery will serve as honorary chair for Johnson City, Tenn.-based The Spine Health Foundation's 2017 Derby Day fundraiser in Bristol, Va.


Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) Medical Center announced Andrew W. Moulton, MD, is the practice's new chief of surgery.


Karsten Ritter-Lang, MD, and Jan Spiller, MD, published their book, To Fuse or Not to Fuse: How Artificial Disc Replacement, Hybrid Fusion, and Fusion Alternatives are Changing the World of Spinal Fusion.


Jonathan Phillips, MD, of Orlando, Fla.-based Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children co-chaired the 3rd International Children's Spine Symposium in Orlando, Fla.


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