10 spine, neurosurgeons in the headlines this week

Written by Laura Dyrda | October 09, 2014 | Print  |

Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week.


Salida, Colo.-based heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center welcomed Michael Madsen, MD, a minimally invasive spine surgeon who also has an interest in degenerative surgery.


Joseph Ciacci, MD, a neurosurgeon at UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health System, was in the news because the first patient enrolled in the Phase I trial testing of NSI-566 human neural stem cells to treat chronic spinal cord injury was released from the hospital. Dr. Ciacci is the principal investigator of the trial.


David M. Christensen, MD, and Matthew Blake, MD, opened Intermoutnain Spine & Orthopedics in Twin Falls, Idaho.


Dawn Waters, MD, a neurosurgeon, joined Sierra Neurosurgery in Reno, Nev.


Renowned retired neurosurgeon Robert Heimburger, MD, was in the news this past week when he met with rock star John Mellencamp, who underwent surgery for spina bifida performed by Dr. Heimburger when he was a few days old.


D Magazine featured Southlake, Texas-based physician Leonard Kibuule, MD, with the magazine's "Best Doctors" designation.


Atlantic Spine Center in West Orange, N.J., welcomed orthopedic spine surgeon Praveen Kadimcherla, MD.


Jeffrey Gleimer, MD, of Regional Orthopedic Professional Association, was featured in the news for speaking alongside fighter Nate "Rock" Quarry who underwent eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. Dr. Gleimer discussed his experience performing XLIF.


Jeffrey F. Shall, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon, joined Laser Spine Institute at its new Cleveland location.


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Intermountain Spine & Orthopedics opens in Idaho


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