7 spine and neurosurgeons making the news

Written by Alan Condon | June 14, 2019 | Print  |

Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making the news.

OhioHealth's Victor Awuor, MD, is traveling to Kenya to treat patients for neurosurgical conditions. The trip is part of an initiative from nonprofit organization, The Kisumu Neuroscience Institute, to treat patients who have no access to neurosurgical care.

Board-certified neurosurgeon at The Oregon Clinic in Portland and co-medical director of the Spine Center at Providence Portland Brain and Spine Institute, David Antezana, MD, discussed developing The Complex Spine Roadmap, robotics in spine and his professional goals for the future.

Fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at Summit Spine Institute in West Haven-Sylvan, Ore., Rafe Sales, MD, offered his advice for young physicians considering a career in spine.

Two New York University Langone Health physicians — board-certified spine surgeon Jonathan Stieber, MD, and assistant professor of neurosurgery Michael Smith, MDperformed the first surgical procedure in the U.S. for disc herniation using the Barricaid system from Intrinsic Therapeutics.

Board-certified neurosurgeon at The Oregon Clinic in Portland and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Providence Portland Brain and Spine Institute, Vivek Deshmukh, MD, discussed the modern challenges in spinal surgery.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis named Jacob Buchowski, MD, its first inaugural Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Buchowski is an expert in spinal oncology, complex reconstructive spine surgery and spinal deformity. 

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