Drs. Isador Lieberman, Timothy Fullagar & more: 12 spine surgeons in the headline this week

Written by Laura Dyrda | May 29, 2015 | Print  |

Here are 12 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were featured in the news this past week.

The Spine Foundation honored neurosurgeon Timothy Fullagar, MD, with the 2015 Hope Award.

 

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appointed Munish Gupta, MD, chief of spine surgery.

 

Texas Back Institute's Isador Lieberman, MD, performed a live surgical procedure using Mazor Robotics' Renaissance system at the Joint Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society.

 

Rhode Island Hospital's Albert Telfeian, MD, performed the first case of extracting the tumor endoscopically under a local anesthetic while the patient was awake.

 

Spine surgeon Robert Watkins, MD, met with New York Mets captain David Wright after Mr. Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis earlier this year.

 

FirstHealth surgeons Dennis Campbell, MD, Larry Carson, MD, and Bruce Jauffman, MD, were featured as being among the only surgeons in the region to perform two-level cervical disc replacement with LDR's Mobi-C.

 

William D. Smith, MD, performed the first two procedures in the United States using the Dymicron Triadyme-C cervical total disc replacement at the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Cyprus, Wyo.

 

Kingsley R. Chin, MD, founder and CEO of LESS Institute, was featured after LESS Institute finalized a senior credit facility from Javlin Capital.

 

Devin Datta, MD, a spine surgeon and president of the Brevard County Medical Society, was in the news for participating in a meeting with local business leaders and political candidates.

 

Chief of UCLA Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Co-Medical Director for VertiFlex Nick Shamie, MD, was featured in the news discussing VertiFlex's FDA PMA approval for the Superion Interspinous Spacer.

 

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