NASS on Spine


August 06, 2019

Q&A With Anand Joshi, MD

Dr. Joshi is a physiatrist at Duke University's School of Medicine in North Carolina. A NASS member since 2012, he is also a member of the Patient Education Committee.

June 04, 2019

Q&A With John H. Shin, MD

A Chicago native working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Shin recently led a successful social media campaign to promote a NASS Spinal Tumors course that he was co-chairing.

April 02, 2019

Q&A With Carter Cassidy, MD

Dr. Cassidy is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Kentucky who treats all spine conditions, from simple disc herniations to complex deformity reconstruction.

March 05, 2019

Q&A With Andrew Pugely, MD

Dr. Pugely is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Iowa and a member of NASS' coding and value committees. In this wide ranging Q&A, he talks about issues involving coding, value and how it relates to the current health care landscape.

February 05, 2019

Q&A With Yong Hai, MD

Dr. Hai is an orthopedic surgeon at a university hospital in Beijing, China, and has been a NASS member since 1997. He completed a two-year spine surgery fellowship in the US several years ago before returning to China.

January 08, 2019

Q&A With Faisel Zaman, MD

A New York native, Dr. Zaman is a medial and interventional spine specialist in Texas. He's been a NASS member for several years and recently took over as chair of the Patient Education committee.

November 06, 2018

Q&A With William Hunter, MD

A NASS member since 2009, Dr. Hunter has been in private practice for 18 years at The Spine Clinic at Neuroscience & Spine Center of the Carolinas, located near Charlotte, NC.

October 09, 2018

Q&A With Steven Hwang, MD

A native of Canada, Dr. Hwang is a neurosurgeon at Shriners Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. He focuses most of his time on pediatric spinal surgery, treating scoliosis and other pediatric spine conditions.

September 04, 2018

Win an Apple Watch at NASS 2018

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July 10, 2018

NASS Election for At-Large Member on Board of Directors

The Board has approved the slate of nominee finalists at the recent Board Meeting.

July 10, 2018

Q&A With Philip Schneider, MD

The son of an Army physician, Dr. Scheider has been a NASS member since 1988. The new director of NASS' Advocacy Council, he is an orthopedic surgeon at The Centers for Advanced Orthopedics in the Washington DC area.

June 05, 2018

Q&A With Deeptee Jain, MD

A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Jain is finishing up her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She will then move to New York University to embark on a spine surgery fellowship.

May 02, 2018

Q&A With Scott Daffner, MD

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Daffner is an orthopedic surgeon at West Virginia University Hospital, an academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center. A NASS member since the early 2000s ...

April 04, 2018

Q&A With Gordon Preston, DO

Dr. Preston is currently in his third year of orthopedic surgery residency at Western Reserve Hospital in Ohio. He talks about breaking into the medical field and more in this interview ...

March 06, 2018

Q&A With Sandeep Gidvani, MD

A native of Fremont, CA, Dr. Gidvani is in private practice focusing on degenerative spine conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with a combination of minimally invasive and traditional techniques.

February 06, 2018

Q&A With Zorica Buser, PhD

A native of Serbia, Dr. Buser is now an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California.

October 03, 2017

Q&A With Gary Ghiselli, MD

Gary Ghiselli, MD is a partner at Denver Spine Surgeons, where one of his colleagues is former NASS President David Wong. Dr. Ghiselli was born in South Africa and raised in Texas before finding his way to Colorado.

September 05, 2017

Q&A With Mitchell Reiter, MD

Dr. Reiter is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice and also a faculty member at the Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine.

August 01, 2017

Q&A With Matthew Maxwell, MD

Dr. Maxwell is an assistant professor in the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University, as well as working for MedStar Health in the Washington DC area.

July 07, 2017

Q&A With Michael Stauff, MD

An orthopedic spine surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Massachusetts, Dr. Stauff treats all types of spinal pathology including tumors, infections and deformity.

June 06, 2017

Q&A With Christina Goldstein, MD

A Canadian native, Dr. Goldstein recently moved to the Midwest to work at the University of Missouri. She is a spine surgeon and also Director of Research for the Spine Division within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

May 02, 2017

Q&A With Barrett Woods, MD

A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Woods is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. His focus is primarily treating adult degenerative conditions and traumatic injuries.

April 04, 2017

Q&A With Eric Buchl, PA-C

A Minnesota native who now works in Dallas, Eric Buchl is the chief physician assistant for the orthopedic, brain and spine service lines at an 800-bed hospital.

April 04, 2017

Spring Into Action With NASS Advocacy

There are many different ways to make a difference when it comes to health care policy in Washington. Let us help you with a few ...

April 04, 2017

The Spine Journal's Editor in Chief Position

The Spine Journal and the North American Spine Society are seeking candidates for the position of Editor in Chief (EIC). The committee is searching for an individual of national stature with demonstrated academic and educational achievements.

March 07, 2017

Q&A With Francisco Ilabaca, MD

Dr. Ilabaca is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Hospital del Trabajador (The Workers' Hospital) in Santiago, Chile. A NASS member since 2013, he is also involved with the Public Affairs Committee.

February 06, 2017

Q&A With Chad Craig, MD

Dr. Craig is a general internist focused on perioperative care of patients having spine surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He is a relatively new member of NASS and recently joined the SpineLine committee.

January 09, 2017

Q&A With Scott Tromanhauser, MD

A Buffalo, NY area native, Dr. Tromanhauser has spent the better part of 15 years at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, where he is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Chief Medical Quality Officer.

November 08, 2016

Earn Rewards with NASS 2017 Member-Get-A-Member Rewards Program

NASS members can earn free NASS Store credit and be entered into a drawing for free a 2018 membership when they participate in the 2017 NASS Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) Program.

November 08, 2016

Q & A With Alok Sharan, MD

Dr. Sharan is co-director of the Westmed Spine Center in Westchester NY (and Fairfield, CT). His practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery and cervical spine surgery.