Dr. Adam Kanter joins Hoag Specialty Clinic as neurosurgery chief

Carly Behm -  

Adam Kanter, MD, joined Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Specialty Clinic as chief of neurosurgery and associate executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute.

Dr. Kanter is moving from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was chief of spine surgery and a tenured professor, according to an Aug. 3 news release. He is current chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons section on sisorders of the spine and peripheral nerves and president of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. 

"Dr. Kanter's areas of expertise — minimally invasive spine surgery including lateral-based approaches to the spine, complex spine surgery, artificial disc replacement and spinal cord regeneration — is the perfect addition to our powerful team of recognized leaders in neuroscience and spine care," Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, executive medical director of the Pickup Institute and senior physician executive, said in the release. "Philanthropic support enables Dr. Kanter to research new developments within the neurosciences and spine arenas, keeping Hoag preeminent in medical knowledge and expertise, particularly around minimally invasive techniques."

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