Drs. Hooman Melamed, Marek Szpalski & more: 6 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines

Written by Shayna Korol | April 20, 2018 | Print  |

Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery named Marek Szpalski, MD, the 2018-19 president at its annual meeting last week. 

Hooman Melamed, MD, performed emergency spinal surgery April 17 on former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller at Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Ray (Calif.) Hospital.

Susan Williams, MD, joined the CHI Mercy Health board of directors in Roseburg, Ore.

The American Orthopaedic Association selected Venkat Ganapathy, MD, to be the associate editor of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, MD, who leads the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute in Morgantown, was honored at an investiture ceremony April 16. The institute researches ways to tackle the opioid crisis and use technology to treat chronic pain and Alzheimer's disease.

Toronto neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji, MD, will stand trial April 1, 2019, for allegedly murdering his physician wife.

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