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Contributing Authors

Agabegi, Steven S. M.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Albert, Todd J. M.D.

Appointed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

An, Howard S. M.D.

Director of Spine Surgery and Spine Fellowship Program, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Anand, Neel M.D.

Director, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders

Anderson, Paul A. M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Baron, Eli M. M.D.

Neurosurgeon, Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders

Bell, Kevin M. M.D.

Fellow, Division of Spinal Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Bhatia, Nitin N. M.D.

Chief, Spine Service, University of California Irvine Spine Center

Bird, Justin  M.D.

Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Bono, Christopher H. M.D.

Chief, Orthopedic Spine Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bridwell, Keith H. M.D.

Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Brown, Courtney W. M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado, Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Care

Cassinelli, Ezequiel H. M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic

Chapman, Jens R. M.D.

Professor, Director, Spine Service, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Cheng, Ivan M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

Cohen, Daniel S. M.D.

Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, South Florida Spine Institute

Daffner, Scott D. M.D.

Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center

Dailey, Andrew T.  M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Utah Health Science Center

Eck, Jason C. D.O., MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Massachusetts

Falkinstein, Yuri M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

Fischgrund, Jeffrey S. M.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital

Gajdzis, Jason P.A.-C

Physician Assistant, Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Girardi, Federico P. M.D.

Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

Gupta, Munish C. M.D.

Professor, Co-Director of Spine Center, UC Davis Health System

Guyer, Richard D. M.D.

Co-Founder and Fellowship Director, Texas Back Institute

Hebert Jeffrey J.  DC, PhD(c), DACBSP

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of Utah

Hecht, Andrew C. M.D.

Assistant Professor, Co-director of Spine Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital – NYC

Heller, Joshua E.  M.D.

Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

Hilibrand, Alan S. M.D. 

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute/ Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Hsu, Ken Y. M.D.

Director of Orthopaedic Services, Spine Center, St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center

Huston, Ronald L. PhD, PE

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Hyde, Jonathan A. M.D.

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, South Florida Spine Institute

Ilgenfritz, Ryan M. M.D.

Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa

Kaushik, Anjan P.M.D.

Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia 

Kim, Joseph S. M.D.

Spine Surgeon, West End Orthopaedic Clinic

Kitchel, Scott H. M.D.

Founder, Orthopaedic Spine Associates

Kondrashov, Dimitriy G.  M.D.

Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, California Pacific Medical Center

Kumar Ponnappan, Ravi  M.D.

Assistant Professor, Rothman Institute / Thomas Jefferson Hospital

Lashley, James E. M.D.

Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana Spine Group

Lawrence, James M.D.

Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Fellow, Rothman Institute/ Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Lebwohl, Nathan H. M.D.

Chief, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Miami, School of Medicine

Lee, Joon Y. M.D.

Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Spinal Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Lee, Michael J. M.D. 

Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Lieberman, Isador H. M.D.

Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Texas Back Institute

Lipman, Adam M.D.

Fellow, Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Loutzenhiser, Lonnie E. M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Panorama Orthopaedics & Spine Center

Lowen, Nathaniel A. M.D.

Founder, Florida Spine Institute

Majid, Kamran M.D.

Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital

Metkar, Umesh M.D.

Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

Nassr, Ahmad M.D.

Instructor in Orthopedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Newton, Peter O.M.D.

Specialty Care Physician, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

O'Toole, John E. M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center

Patel, Chetan K. M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital

Patel, Milan M.D.

Physician, Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Prusmack, Chad J. M.D. 

Neurosurgeon, Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, P.C.

Rao, Raj D. M.D.

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

Rihn, Jeffrey M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute / Thomas Jefferson Hospital

Rolfe, Kevin W. M.D.

Orthopaedic Spine Suregon, Orthopaedic Spine Center - Palo Alto,

Rubin, Todd MS Y2

Medical Student, Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Sasso, Rick C. M.D.

President, Indiana Spine Group

Schnuerer, Tony P. P.A

Physician Assistant, Tall Forest Consulting, LLC

Sengupta, Dilip K. M.D., Ph.D

Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Shen, Francis H. M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor, Fellowship Director and Co- Director of Spine Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia

Singh, Kern M.D.

Assistant Professor, Spine, Back and Neck Surgeon, Midwest Orthopaedic

Smucker, Joseph D. M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Iowa

Stambough, Jeffery L. M.D. 

Orthopaedic Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering , University of Cincinnati

Stambough, Jeffrey B. MS- Y2

Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Vaccaro, Alexander R.  M.D. 

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Director of Reconstruction Spine Services, Co-Director of Spine Fellowship Program, Rothman Institute / Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Varley, Eric S. D.O.

Research Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego

Vives, Michael J. M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Jersey Medical School in the Division of Spine Surgery

Wang, Jeffrey C. M.D.

Chief of Spine Surgery, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Westrick, Edward R. M.D. 

Fellow, Division of Spinal Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Yue, James J. M.D.

Co-Director, Yale Spine Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Zaltz, Ira M.D.

Orthopaedic surgeon, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Oakland Orthopaedic Surgeons

Zucherman, James F. M.D.

Medical Director, St. Mary's Spine Center