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.
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Meeting Co-Chairs

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

Latest News

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

South Dakota represents the 22nd state to pass a law giving nurse practitioners full practice authority.

A study published in Spine analyzed the safety and efficacy of performing total disc replacement procedures in ambulatory surgery centers.

Washington, Ind.-based Daviess Community Hospital will open its new orthopedic center on Feb. 24, 2017, according to Inside Indiana Business.

North America dominates the global neurosurgery market, a Persistence Market Research report found.

AOSpine North America sought insights from industry leaders on the next generation of spine care.

Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Philips has launched Azurion, an image-guided therapy platform.

Walt Lowe, MD, examined Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's knee after the player felt sudden pain while participating in running workouts, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

JoAnn Reis, CEO of Florence, Ky.-based Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Health Care Hero award, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.  

A new study published in Spine examines the activity threshold for patients after undergoing lumbar spine surgery.