7 spine surgeons making news

Spine

From a family duo training with robotic surgery to a neurosurgeon performing a procedure with augmented reality, here are the latest spine surgeons making headlines:

A father and son spine surgical team were among the first to be trained with the ExcelsiusGPS robot at the Spine Center at MemorialCare Long Beach (Calif.) Medical Center.

Michael Wang, MD, professor of neurological surgery and chief of neurosurgery at UHealth Tower in Miami, is reportedly the first spine surgeon in Florida to perform a procedure using augmented reality.

University of California San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang, MD, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Spine surgeon Caleb Behrend, MD, is leading a team of engineers who are developing screws fitted with sensors to calculate the status of fracture healing.

John Keller, MD, neurosurgery section chief at Metro Health-University of Michigan Health in Wyoming, Mich., performed his first augmented reality-assisted spine surgery in September.

John Ashgar, MD, was part of a virtual event from West Palm Beach, Fla.-based St. Mary's Medical Center and Palm Beach Children's Hospital introducing virtual reality training to hospitals in the state.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Gifford, Fla., welcomed orthopedic surgeon Anas Saleh, MD.

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