Advocacy Council

Advocates in the legislative and regulatory arenas for public policies that protect member's abilities to practice medicine and give patients access to the specialists and technologies they require for quality spine care. Also known as the National Association of Spine Specialists ​​​​

Alan Hilibrand

Chair

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jamie Baisden

Ethics Liaison

Neurosurgeon

R. Dale Blasier

AMA House of Delegates Representative

Orthopedic Surgeon

Samy Abdou

Member

Neurosurgeon

Paul Anderson

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Claude Borowsky

Member

Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine

Alan Brown

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Edward Dohring

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeffrey Epstein

Member

Neurosurgeon

John Finkenberg

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Christopher Furey

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Brian Gantwerker

Member

Neurosurgeon

Michael Gratch

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Ronald Karnaugh

Member

Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine

Reginald Knight

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Donna Lahey

Member

Nurse

Arthur Lee

Member

Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine

Ian Madom

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Matthew Maxwell

Member

Physiatry/ Rehabilitation Medicine

Emily Nguyen

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Chad Patton

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gregory Przybylski

Member

Neurosurgeon

Philip Schneider

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Daniel Sciubba

Member

Neurosurgeon

Gregory Whitcomb

Member

Chiropractor

David Wong

Member

Orthopedic Surgeon

Charles Cho

Research Advisor

Interventional & Diagnostic Radiologist

Jordan Abushawish

Staff Liaison