10 spine surgeons, neurosurgeons making the news this week — Dec. 5

Written by Laura Dyrda | December 05, 2014 | Print  |

Here are 10 spine surgeons and specialists who were in the news over the past week.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named John Flynn, MD, division chief of orthopedic surgery.

 

David Bauer, MD, of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, performed a 20-hour procedure for a complex fusion of the upper cervical spine at the new Center for Surgical Innovation.

 

Orthopedic spine surgeon David Holte, MD, was featured in a Wall Street Journal report discussing trends in higher deductible health plans and how they impact patient behavior.

 

Lawrence Daniels, MD, a neurosurgeon at Advanced Neurosurgery Associates in Morristown, N.J., was elected to the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

 

McKinney-based Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery, led by Brent Morgan, MD, now has non-invasive methods for back pain care, including pain management techniques.

 

Fred Sweet, MD, was featured in a local WIFR news report discussing his plan to reduce surgical site infection during spine surgery using vancomycin powder.

 

Hooman Melamed, MD, was featured in a report from The Tennesseean for performing spine surgery on a woman who was featured in "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and who will be featured on the television show "The Doctors." Dr. Melamed volunteered to perform the surgery for this patient, who garnered attention for shielding her sons from a tornado that destroyed their home. She suffers from a severed spinal cord and is wheelchair bound.

 

Orthopedic spine surgeon Jonathan Hyde, MD, joined the Doctors Mobile Healthcare Medical Advisory Board.

 

Texas Back Institute's Michael Hisey, MD, was featured in a local KSAT report about back pain treatment with the "posture shirt" to prevent further injury.

 

K. Samer Shamieh, MD, joined Louisiana Back Institute.

 

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