24 spine surgeon promotions, appointments in 2018


Here are 24 spine surgeons receiving honors and promotions in 2018.

Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health named Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, chief of the Duke Spine Division.

Shelly Timmons, MD, became the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' new president.

Susan Williams, MD, joined the CHI Mercy Health board of directors in Roseburg, Ore.

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery named Marek Szpalski, MD, 2018-19 president.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute's Alan Hilibrand, MD, treasurer-elect of the board of directors.

Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine appointed Odette Harris, MD, as a neurosurgery professor.

Jean-Pierre Mobasser, MD, was elected to serve as president of Indianapolis-based Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.

Intraoperative neuromonitoring services provider Assure Holdings added Jeffrey Ratusznik, MD, to its Texas network.

Christopher M. Bono, MD, became the fourth editor-in-chief of The Spine Journal.

Florida neurosurgeon Merle Stringer, MD, was reappointed to the Florida Board of Medicine.

John S. Kuo, MD, PhD, became the inaugural neurosurgery chair of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn appointed Kola Jegede, MD, as the director of quality and safety for spine services.

Barry Pollard, MD, was named to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's board of directors.

Aurora-based University of Colorado School of Medicine tapped Evalina Burger, MD, to serve as its chair of orthopedics.

The National Academy of Medicine welcomed Linda Liau, MD, PhD.

Jeffrey Wang, MD, was appointed the 2018-19 president of the North American Spine Society.

Kuros Biosciences appointed five spine surgeons to its advisory board:

• Todd Allen, MD, PhD
• Alpesh A. Patel, MD,
• Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD
• Andrew A. Sama, MD
• Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD

Burak Ozgur, MD, joined ORHub's medical advisory board.

The American Board of Neurological Surgery elected Steven Kalkanis, MD, to serve as its director for a six-year term.

CV Sciences welcomed UPMC neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, to its board of directors.

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