3 spine surgeons recently receiving honors — June

Written by Alan Condon | July 09, 2019 | Print  |

Here are three spine surgeons who received honors in June. 

Former orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of Titan Spine, Peter Ullrich, MD, won an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Midwest Award. Dr. Ullrich founded Titan Spine in 2006, developing titanium spinal implants with a grooved surface for quicker recovery times.

Plano-based Texas Back Institute spine surgeon Theodore Belanger, MD, has completed an annual medical mission trip to Ethiopia since 2010. To recognize his efforts, MedicalMissions.org named him its Physician of the Year and awarded him its First Humanitarian Award for a second time.

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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