Drs. Christopher Duntsch, Kern Singh & more: 13 spine surgeons in the headlines this week

Written by Adam Schrag | February 24, 2017 | Print  |

Here are 13 spine surgeons who were in the news this week:

Washington state health regulators investigated complaints against Johnny Delashaw, MD, after a Seattle Times investigative article took a deep dive into volume increases, concurrent surgeries and complaints lodged against him.


Barry Pollard, MD, was inducted into Stillwater-based Oklahoma State University's Hall of Fame.


A coyote followed Steven Poletti, MD, into his Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Southeastern Spine Institute office but didn't cause any trouble.


Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, was sentenced to life in prison for intentionally injuring his patients.


Virginia Supreme Court's Justice Stephen R. McCullough reversed a prior trial court decision against spine surgeon Matthew T. Mayr, MD.


Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago Kern Singh, MD, founded the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group.


Ian A. Madom, MD, of Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island, Kern Singh, MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Richard Kube, MD, of Peoria, Ill.-based Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Nashua-based New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center and Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, of the Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles all commented on what spine surgeons can expect under the Trump administration.


John Lesher, MD, began seeing patients at the new Mooresville, N.C.-based Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates.


Timothy D. Bassett, MD, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Southeastern Spine Specialists, and Brad G. Prybis, MD, of Carrollton (Ga.) Orthopaedic Clinic, will offer insights from their early experience with PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced interbody fusion devices during a Invibio-sponsored webinar on March 2.


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