102 Surgeons Focused on Spine Surgery Research

Becker's Spine Review—January 23, 2013

Here are 102 surgeons who have made significant contributions to the field of spine surgery through research, innovation or leadership positions.

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Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD, is the chief of the scoliosis service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is also the founder and president of the Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine, which provides care for underserved populations in third world nations. He received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been president of the Scoliosis Research Society. This past year he has been instrumental in the construction of an orthopedics hospital in his native country, Ghana.

Frank Cammisa, MD, is the chief of spine service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and has expertise in computer-assisted spinal surgery. He also has a professional interest in athletic spinal injuries and has treated professional athletes from the New York Giants, Jets and Knicks. During his career, Dr. Cammisa published more than 100 research articles and created the National Spinal Research Foundation. He is associated with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, is the former chief of spine service for Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he continues to serve as an associate attending spine surgeon. The hospital recently recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award and he is a member of several professional organizations. Dr. O'Leary has also served as a physician for professional athletes from the New York Mets and Knicks. He has spent his career advancing surgical technology and techniques with colleagues in Europe and the United States.

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