FACULTY


COURSE DIRECTOR
Frank M. Phillips, MD

Professor and Director, Division of Spine Surgery
Section Head, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Fellowship Co-Director, Spine Surgery
Rush University Medical Center


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Gurvinder S. Deol, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
UNC - Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chief Orthopaedic Spine Service
WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Neil Badlani, MD, MBA

Director of Spine Surgery
The Orthopedic Sports Clinic
Chief Medical Officer
Nobilis Health Corp.


FACULTY
Steven Garfin, MD

Distinguished Professor and Chair
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief of Spine Surgery
UC San Diego Health System

Stephen Ryu, MD

Neurosurgeon
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Deputy Chief of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

R. Todd Allen, MD. Ph.D

Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Director, UC San Diego Spine Fellowship
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
UC San Diego Health System

Michael Kelly, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Adult and Paediatric Spinal Deformity
Washington University, St. Louis

William Donaldson, III, MD

Executive Vice Chairman for Clinical Services
Chief Division of Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery
Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine




Safdar Khan, MD

The Benjamin R. and Helen Slack Wiltberger
Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Assoc. Prof. & Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assoc. Prof.,
Dept. of Integrated Systems Engineering
Clinical Co-Director, Spine Research Institute
Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University
Director, The Spine Program at Wooster Hospital

Gregory Lopez, MD

Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery
Midwest Orthopaedics
Rush University Medical Center