Drs. Alan Hilibrand, Sanjay Gupta & more: 8 spine surgeons making headlines


Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week:

Brian Gantwerker, MD, president and CEO of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles in Santa Monica and Encino, Calif., spoke to Becker's Spine Review about the novel coronavirus' impact on physicians in private practice.

Ezriel Kornel, MD, director of The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., shared his experience of being tested positive for COVID-19.

A coughing fit from the defense attorney of Eric Braverman, MD, caused a New York judge to declare a mistrial in the alleged sexual assault of a patient at his private practice.

Charles Gordon, MD, of Precision Spine Care in Tyler, Texas, discussed challenges his community should brace for due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Alan Hilibrand, MD, co-director of spine surgery at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about how his practice is addressing COVID-19 and why essential orthopedic surgeries must continue.

Nine Atlanta-based Emory University physicians tested positive for COVID-19 with several more expected, according to Sanjay Gupta, MD, a neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Lakeshore Orthopaedics in Manitowoc, Wis., onboarded Richard Manos, MD.

Ali Anissipour, DO, of Everett-based Western Washington Medical Group, was reportedly the first spine surgeon in the state to perform surgery with Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition.

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