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.  

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