Category Archives: Spine Care

Faces of Neurosurgery: A Marathon of a Different Kind

Tyler Martin Schmidt, DO (left) Neurosurgical Resident at University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY Gabrielle Santangelo (right) Medical Student at University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY Dr. Uzma Samadani’s initial reaction was not to operate. Lupe Galeno-Rodreguez was … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Pain: Neurosurgeon’s Pivotal Contributions

Guest Post from Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Mount Kismo Medical Group Columbia University Medical Center Mt Kisco, New York “The greatest evil is physical pain.” – Saint Augustine “The aim of … 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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