Mission Statement

The American College of Spine Surgery (ACSS) was organized in 1999 with Charles D. Ray serving as the founding president. 

ACSS 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.