3 spine, neurosurgeons join imaging company's medical advisory board


Two spine surgeons and one neurosurgeon have been appointed to the medical advisory board of Proprio, a computational imaging company.

The appointees are:

- Charles Fisher, MD, director of the combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine program at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia in Canada

- Sigurd Berven, MD, chief of spine services at the University of California San Francisco

- Ziya Gokaslan, MD, neurosurgery chair at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

The surgeons will focus on developing Proprio's navigation platform, which integrates robotics, computer vision and graphics processing technologies, according to a Nov. 16 news release.

"Understanding surgeons and what they need to perform at their best is at the core of what we are creating," said Samuel Browd, MD, PhD, Proprio CMO and neurosurgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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