12 spine, neurosurgeons making the news

Written by Alan Condon | July 12, 2019 | Print  |

Here are 12 spine and neurosurgeons making the news.

In an interview with Becker's, Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, of Miami, Fla.-based Minimally Invasive Spine Center of South Florida provided his key thoughts on the big trends in spine today.

Jesse Even, MD, a spine surgeon with TMI Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington, Texas, shared his perspective on robotic technology, price transparency and why he is working with ACOs to prepare for the future.

Scott Sanderson, MD, assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center in New York City, provided his insight into the biggest obstacles in spine and what device has dramatically improved patient outcomes.

Neurosurgeon Bradford Curt, MD, with Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine discussed the evolution of 3D printing in spine and the collaborative effort required to combat the opioid epidemic.

Leo Spector, MD, a spine surgeon at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center in Charlotte, N.C., provided his insight on bundled payments in spine.

Neurosurgeon Christine Hammer, MD, is joining Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health when she completes her spine fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine this month. She will be practicing at both St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., and St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash., both of CHI Franciscan.

Neurosurgeon at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine, Zachary Tempel, MD, discussed the most challenging procedure in spine and how his training developed in treating complex spine conditions.

Wellington Hsu, MD, Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, outlined where he sees the biggest benefit of new technology for spine surgeons and practices.

Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia James Harrop, MD, provided his insight into 3D printing and how value can be maximized in spine.

St. Louis Children's Hospital named David Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD, the T.S. Park, MD, Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Limbrick is currently a professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Retired Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Chief of Orthopedics Denis Drummond, MD, 84, died June 18 of heart failure. Dr. Drummond earned his medical degree from Montreal-based McGill University Medical School in 1962. He completed his orthopedic training at the University of Toronto in 1968.

OrthoVirginia welcomed Ryan Gocke, MD, to its practice. Dr. Gocke is a spine surgeon who previously spent time with the United States Special Operations Command and was a SEAL Team Spine Surgeon.

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