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

Longtime Detroit Red Wings team physician John Finley, DO, has passed away, according to Detroit Free Press.

Spine surgeon Craig C. Callewart, MD, of Dallas-based C3Spine is a beekeeper in his spare time.

Here are 18 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.

James Andrews, MD, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine confirmed an initial diagnosis on Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Xavier Cedeno's left arm, according to CBS Sports.

Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center awarded Freddie Fu, MD, of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine the Pioneer of Sports Medicine Award, according to Gwinnett Daily Post.

Aditya Patel, MD, joined New York City-based Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center.

Female athletes are much more prone to suffer sports-related concussions than men are, according to a Columbia University study covered in Mescape.

Members of the medical device industry continue to staunchly advocate for the device tax's repeal and have explored several avenues to achieve their goal in the process, according to JD Supra.

Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Israel used Siemens' Artis Zeego and Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System to perform spine surgery. It was the first time the two robotic technologies have been used in tandem for spine surgery.

Anthony Yeung, MD, of Phoenix-based Desert institute for Spine Care, recently published an article in the Journal of Spine discussing spine care deliver under healthcare reform in the United States.