Drs. Frank Schwab, Keith Girton & more: 10 spine surgeons making the news


Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons making headlines this week:

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery named Frank Schwab, MD, vice chair of the HSS Innovation Institute.

Rick Sasso, MD, founder of Carmel-based Indiana Spine Group, continues a lenghty legal dispute against Medtronic relating to royalties of two spine devices.

The trial for neurosurgeon Eric Braverman, MD, begins March 9 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a patient at his private practice in New York City in 2017.

Keith Girton, MD, formerly of Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, is providing care at Pain Relief Centers in Orlando, Fla.

Daniel Park, MD, director of minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.), discussed a new technique he has adapted in his practice: biportal endoscopic spine surgery.

Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics renamed its annual 5K race for pediatric cancer the Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K in memory of the late spine surgeon, Mark Palumbo, MD.

William Welch, MD, and Sean Grady, MD, of Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine spoke to Becker's Spine Review about a new initiative that is streamlining spine patient referrals at the health system.

The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore hired neurosurgeon Joshua Lim, MD.

Neurosurgeon Brian Farrell, MD, will provide care at a new practice in Murray, Ky.

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