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.

A. Nick Shamie, M.D.
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Latest News

Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for June 29, 2017.

David Geier, MD, published a book titled That's Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever earlier this month to positive reviews.

Government, law enforcement and healthcare professionals are searching for ways to curb rates of opioid misuse and stem the tide of record-high opioid-related deaths.

Intellirod Spine secured over $1 million in equity financing from new and existing investors led by the OhioHealth Innovation Development Fund and Queen City Angel First Fund V.

James Andrews, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on Braves pitcher Patrick Weigel, the Talking Chop reports.

The American Orthopaedic Association named Regis O'Keefe, MD, president and Rick Wright, MD, second president-elect. This is one of the few times two members from the same intuition hold leadership roles in the AOA.

CODE Technology introduced its new patient-reported outcome resource center. This hub centralizes PRO information for hospitals and private practices.

A study published in Spine examined the revision rates after scoliosis surgery in adolescents and young adults. The study included 1,435 patients who underwent surgery from 1995 to 2009.

"Compared to other specialties, orthopedics is in the best position to succeed because despite pressures, orthopedics has the best opportunities to align with healthcare industry goals," Surgical Directions President Jeff Peters said at Becker's 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine in Chicago on June 22.

James Andrews, MD, will perform Tommy John surgery on the left elbow of Seattle Mariners' pitcher Drew Smyly.