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8 leaders at the helms of the major spine societies Featured

Written by  Megan Wood | Thursday, 09 November 2017 17:37
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Here are snapshots of the leaders running eight of the major spine societies.

North American Spine Society — Daniel Resnick, MD
NASS' board of directors appointed Dr. Resnick the new president in October. He previously served as NASS' director of the research council, secretary and vice president. He is a professor, vice chairman and residency program director of neurosurgery at Madison-based University of Wisconsin as well as a principle investigator for prospective trials analyzing the clinical and economic efficacy of spine treatments. NASS leverages education, research and advocacy to advance the best quality care based on evidence and value.

 

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery — Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Dr. Goldstein is serving his 2017 to 2018 term as ISASS president. Dr. Goldstein serves as chief of the spine service and director of the spine fellowship at New York City-based NYU Lanonge Health. He is participating in various clinical trials and researches biomedical materials and devices. ISASS is dedicated to analyzing ideas in the clinical and basic sciences in regards to boosting spine care.

 

AOSpine International Board — K. Daniel Riew, MD
Dr. Riew is currently in the middle of his July 2015 to June 2018 term as the chairman of AOSpine's International Board. Dr. Riew is the co-chief of the spine division and director of spine surgery at New York City-based Columbia Orthopedics. He completed his spine surgery fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland. AOSpine is committed to advancing the spine industry by disseminating research, engaging with the community and advancing education.

 

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery — Greg Anderson, MD
Dr. Anderson is the international chairperson of SMISS, whose mission is to provide the necessary tools and knowledge for surgeons to enhance patient safety, outcomes, satisfaction and costs for minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Anderson is an orthopedic surgeon at Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute as well as orthopedics and neurological surgery professor at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Anderson previously served as the chief of orthopedics at the Langley Air Force Base.

 

Scoliosis Research Society —Todd J. Albert, MD
Dr. Albert became SRS' 48th president in September, and will serve for a one-year term. He previously served as SRS' chair of the program committee and the International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Dr. Albert serves as surgeon-in-chief and medical director of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery. He has written seven books, 40+ book chapters and 300 articles.

 

Cervical Spine Research Society — Darrel S. Brodke, MD
Dr. Brodke is the president of CSRS, which offers a platform to discuss and collaborate on the diagnoses and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease. Dr. Brodke is the Louis and Janet Peery Presidential Endowed Chair as well as orthopedics professor and vice chairman at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He completed his spine fellowship at Seattle-based University of Washington.

 

The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine — Teija Lund, MD, PhD
Dr. Lund is serving his one-year term as president of ISSLS, whose mission involves providing a forum for information exchange regarding lumbar spine health. She previously served as AOSpine Europe chairperson from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Lund has treated patients in Helsinki, Finland, at ORTON Hospital.

 

Spine Intervention Society — Timothy Maus, MD
Dr. Maus currently serves as the president of the International Spine Intervention Society, which seeks to create the highest standard of interventional procedures for spine pain treatment. Before taking on this position, he served as the chair of the SIS education division and treasurer. Dr. Maus is involved in National Institutes of Health-funded research on analgesic strategies at Mayo. He completed his neuroradiology fellowship at Rochester-based Mayo Clinic.

 

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