Mission Statement

The American College of Spine Surgery was organized in 1999 with Charles D. Ray serving as the founding president.
The College was created with the following objectives:

  • to promote suitable and appropriate education and training in the field of spine surgery;
  • to sponsor suitable and appropriate educational programs in the field of spine surgery; and
  • to accredit suitable and appropriate residency and fellowship training programs in the field of spine surgery.

Corey Wallach, M.D.
ACSS Spine Surgeons Aid Poor in Mexico
Dr. Dennis Cramer and Dr. Haider share their skills to help in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Meeting Co-Chairs

  Adam Shimer, M.D.  Paul Gause, M.D.  

Latest News

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Ortho Montana, St. Vincent Healthcare and Yellowstone Surgery Center, all based in Billings, Mont., opened a new location in the city, according to KTVQ.com.

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The Michael and Ann Ciresi Midwest Fetal Care Center based in Minneapolis will now offer open fetal surgery.

Steve Shin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, will fix the torn ligament in the left thumb of Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Chris Paul, the Eagle Tribune reports.

OrthoWilmington in Wilmington, N.C., joined with three independent orthopedic physician groups in North Carolina last year to create EmergeOrtho, and the practice is now poised to become a major provider in the region, according to a Wilmington Biz report.

A new study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery examines the readmission rate for outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

A study presented at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum in 2016 examined readmissions and complications for patients undergoing endoscopic percutaneous discectomy.

The sports medicine division of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has entered a three-year agreement with Cedar City-based Southern Utah University's athletic department, according to KCSG TV.