Category Archives: Patient Safety

The FDA and Regulation – Neurosurgery Partners with FDA for Patient Safety, Innovation and Regulatory Reform

Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAHA (left) Vice-Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Geisinger Wilkes Barre, PA Catherine Jeakle Hill (right) Senior Manager for Regulatory Affairs, Washington Office American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Congress of Neurological Surgeons … Continue reading

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The Shoe That Fits—Developing and Validating a Risk Assessment Tool Specific to Spine Surgery

Tej Azad (left) Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto, CA John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS, FACS (middle) Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Departmental Quality Officer and Co-Director of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division, Stanford … Continue reading

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Where is the Science Behind the Rules We Follow?

Guest post from Marshal D. Peris, MD, FAAOS Co-Chief Spine Surgery and Medical Staff President, Northern Westchester Hospital Director of Spine Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System at CareMount Medical As a surgeon, my goals in surgery include achieving excellent patient … Continue reading

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