Dr. William Sullivan succeeds Dr. Jeffrey Wang as NASS president — 4 things to know

Written by Alan Condon | September 27, 2019 | Print  |

Physiatrist William Sullivan, MD, was appointed president of the North American Spine Society at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago from Sept. 25 to 28.

Four things to know:

1. Dr. Sullivan succeeds spine surgeon Jeffrey Wang, MD, as president of NASS ahead of the society's 35th annual meeting in San Diego in 2020.

2. He is a physiatrist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and service chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nashville VA/Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

3. During his term, Dr. Sullivan aims to "strengthen the collaboration between different specialties and other societies, while maintaining the high standards set by NASS."

4. NASS consists of over 8,500 members from various specialties including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology and anesthesiology.

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