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18 Recent Spine Surgeon Accomplishments Featured

By  Laura Dyrda | Friday, 11 January 2013 18:04
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Here are 18 spine surgeons who were recently recognized or achieved notable accomplishments. If you would like to submit a spine surgeon recognition or accomplishment to our publication, please contact Laura at lmiller@beckershealthcare.com.

Stanford University Medical Center neurosurgeon John Adler, MD, launched a medical journal designed to make research more accessible to the public, called Cureus.

Benjamin A. Alman, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with a professional interest in spinal deformity and neuromuscular disorders, has been named the new chair of orthopedic surgery at Duke University, a position he will assume in June.

Spine surgeon and founder of Deuk Spine Institute Ara Deukmedjian, MD, co-authored a technical paper on cervical Deuk Laser Disc Repair, where he presented data showing 142 patients who underwent the procedure had fewer complications and low cost of care than patients undergoing traditional spinal fusions.

Thomas Faciszewski, MD, was honored with the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society for his contributions to the art and science for spinal disorder management.

Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital announced that spine surgeon Richard Francis, MD, performed the 100th robotic guided spine surgery at the hospital.

Stemedica Cell Technologies named neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, chairman of the company's medial and scientific advisory boards.

Scoliosis Research Society honored Peter Newton, MD, with the 2012 Whitecloud Award for Best Science Paper for his paper titled "Three Dimensional Visualization of the Intervertebral Disc: The Effects of Growth Modulation."

The North American Spine Society recognized several surgeons with its 2012 outstanding paper award, including Pierce Nunley, MD, John Koerner, MD, Praveen Yalamanchili, MD, Saad Chaudhary, MD, Sheldon Lin, MD, Michael Vives, MD, Dan Sprengler, MD, and Clinton Devin, MD.

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation awarded David Polly, MD, chief of spine service at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, the Prospective Clinical Research Grant for Spine Care.

A. Nick Shamie, MD, president of the American College of Spine Surgery, gave a presentation on minimally invasive spine surgery at Zhejiang University in China and has been invited back for future collaborations and lectures.

Founder and head neurosurgeon G. Thaiyananthan, MD, of BASIC Spine announced the practice will open an outpatient spine and pain surgery center in Newport Beach in early 2013.

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