Drs. Fred McQueary, Arthur Johnson & more: 7 spine surgeons making headlines

Written by Alan Condon | May 21, 2020 | Print  |

Here are seven spine surgeons making the news this week:

Craig Popp, MD, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about increasing patient volumes at his practice and preparations for a potential second COVID-19 wave in the fall.

Mercy's Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Fred McQueary, MD, is taking an early retirement to help the Chesterfield, Mo.-based health system address financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yasser Awaad, MD, surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay $5,000 to settle allegations that he misdiagnosed more than 250 children as suffering from epilepsy or seizure disorders.

Nick Shamie, MD, chief of orthopedic spine surgery and vice chairman of international affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discussed how he expects the spine field to proceed as a result of the pandemic.

Baptist Health Neuroscience Center-Fort Smith (Ark.) recruited Arthur Johnson, MD.

Jeffrey Gross, MD, was selected to serve as chairperson volunteer medical liaison for the Newport Beach (Calif.) Covid Safe Commerce Task Force.

Melvin Makhni, MD, touted telemedicine to "continue to revolutionize healthcare" after healthcare providers across the country pivoted to the technology since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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