Directors

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Frank Phillips, M.D.

Director
Todd Albert

Todd Albert, M.D.

Director
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Alex Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Director

Program Chairmen

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Greg Mundis, M.D.

San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
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Hyun Bae, M.D.

The Spine Institute
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Josh Sandberg

Industry Liaison

Faculty

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Hyun Bae, M.D.
The Spine Institute
Hyun Bae, M.D. The Spine Institute

Dr. Bae is a national leader in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc re

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Juan Uribe, M.D.
University of South Florida
Juan Uribe, M.D. University of South Florida

Dr. Juan S. Uribe is Associate Professor and Director of the Spine Section in the Department of Neurosurgery a

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Neel Anand, M.D.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Neel Anand, M.D. Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Anand is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of

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Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D.
NYU Langone Medical Center
Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. NYU Langone Medical Center

As an orthopaedic spine surgeon at NYU Langone’s 

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Richard Fessler, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Richard Fessler, M.D. Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Richard G. Fessler is a Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery at Rush University Medical School in

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Matt Colman, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Matt Colman, M.D. Rush University Medical Center

Spine Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology Orthopedic Surgeon Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Assista

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Jack Zigler, M.D.
Texas Back Institute
Jack Zigler, M.D. Texas Back Institute

Jack E. Zigler, M.D. is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute and Co-Director of the Center for

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Rick Guyer, M.D.
Texas Back Institute
Rick Guyer, M.D. Texas Back Institute

Richard Guyer, M.D. is the Co-founder of the Texas Back Institute and Director of their Spine Fellowship Progr

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Tom Cha, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tom Cha, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Thomas Cha is a board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon in the comprehensive Spine Center at Mas

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Rick Sasso, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Rick Sasso, M.D. Indiana University School of Medicine

Rick Sasso, M.D., is a founding member, and the president of Indiana Spine Group. He is a board-certified orth

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Stephen Hochschuler, M.D.
Texas Back Institute
Stephen Hochschuler, M.D. Texas Back Institute

Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D., is a Co-founder of Texas Back Institute and also the founder of one of the first

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Alpesh Patel, M.D.
Northwestern University
Alpesh Patel, M.D. Northwestern University

I am a spine specialist and surgeon in Chicago Illinois at Northwestern University School of Medicine. I am an

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Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D.
California Spine Group
Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D. California Spine Group

Dr. Jean-Jacques Abitbol is in private practice and is co-founder of California Spine Group in San Diego. Dr.

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Greg Mundis, M.D.
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
Greg Mundis, M.D. San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders

Gregory M. Mundis Jr., MD, is a spine surgeon specializing in spinal deformities of the cervical thoracic and

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Steve Garfin, M.D.
University of California at San Diego
Steve Garfin, M.D. University of California at San Diego

Steven Garfin, MD, is a board-certified and world-renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in the adult spine.

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Safdar Khan, M.D.
Wexnel Medical Center
Safdar Khan, M.D. Wexnel Medical Center

Safdar Khan, MD, is chief of the division of spine surgery in the orthopedic surgery department at The Ohio St

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Wellington Hsu, M.D.
Northwestern University
Wellington Hsu, M.D. Northwestern University

Dr. Wellington Hsu is a spine surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor in the depa

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Kris Radcliff, M.D.
Rothman Institutue
Kris Radcliff, M.D. Rothman Institutue

Dr. Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained Spinal Surgeon who holds the title of Associate Professor with joint

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Harvinder Sandhu, M.D.
Hospital of Special Surgery
Harvinder Sandhu, M.D. Hospital of Special Surgery

Dr. Harvinder Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, microsurgery,

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Sig Berven, M.D.
UCSF
Sig Berven, M.D. UCSF

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven has a strong clinical interest in spinal disorders of children and adults. He is interest

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Ali Araghi, D.O.
CORE Institute
Ali Araghi, D.O. CORE Institute

Ali Araghi, DO is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 13 years of

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Reggie Davis, M.D.
Laser Spine Institute
Reggie Davis, M.D. Laser Spine Institute

He was on the elite medical team that performed the 22-hour, historic surgery to successfully separate conjoin

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Todd Allen, M.D. PhD.
UC San Diego
Todd Allen, M.D. PhD. UC San Diego

Dr. Allen has extensive experience and expertise in complex adult reconstruction procedures for deformity/scol

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Paul Slosar, M.D.
Spine Care Institute of SF
Paul Slosar, M.D. Spine Care Institute of SF

I was born and raised in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood (Southside: Go White Sox) and attended University of I