Experts
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Orthopedic Specialty Practice, New England Baptist Hospital; Spine Surgeon, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Orthopedic Specialty...
    Dr. Hwang is a surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), an orthopedic specialty hospital in Boston, MA. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, publications and presentations. Dr. Hwang is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the North American Spine Society and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently he is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Specialty Practice at NEBH, where he is also an attending spine surgeon. Dr. Hwang is the author/developer behind the Ortho Traumapedia mobile app and also serves as consultant/advisor to medical device and healthcare related start-ups.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Section Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Adam Pearson, MD, MS graduated from Dartmouth College and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a spine surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He is section chief of orthopaedic spine surgery and an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth with a clinical interest in adult spine surgery. Research interests include outcomes in degenerative lumbar conditions and prediction of outcomes based on individual patient characteristics.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Co-Director Spine Surgery Fellowship, Vice President of the North American Spine Society at Brigham Health
    I have been involved in clinical research for my entire career and have a particular interest in disorders of the cervical spine. Prior and ongoing projects have involved multi-center clinical evaluation of a number of different spinal disorders, many of which have been cervical-related. For the past 13 years, I have trained a large number of residents as a spine surgeon faculty member at major teaching institutions in Boston (Boston University Medical Center and Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program via Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. For the past 8 years, I have been co-director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship at MGH-BWH hospitals in Boston. Further qualifications include my position as Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at BWH and my service to the North American Spine Society, for which I am currently serving as the 1st vice president.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    Dr. Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained Spinal Surgeon who is an Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr Radcliff completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following residency, Dr. Radcliff performed fellowship training in Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Radcliff is an expert on the diagnosis, nonsurgical, and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Dr. Radcliff has contributed to over ninety peer-reviewed publications, twenty two textbook chapters on diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, and has won numerous research awards. Dr. Radcliff is Chairman of the North American Spine Society Young Surgeons Forum and President of the Association for Collaborative Spinal Research. Dr. Radcliff is a diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Consultant in Spine Surgery at Skane University Hospital
    Dr. Freyr Gauti Sigmundsson, is a consultant in spine surgery at the Department of Orthopedics, Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden. He is an active clinical researcher at Lund University in Sweden. Dr. Sigmundsson´s clinical research has focused on lumbar spinal stenosis, particularly the prognostic value of the dominant pain pattern as well as the determinants of patient satisfaction after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.
  • Dr. Glassman is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has held leadership roles in multiple national spine societies including President of the Scoliosis Research Society, Program Chair for the North American Spine Society, and Co-Chair of the Professional Society Coalition Task Force on Lumbar Fusion. Dr. Glassman has been author or co-author on over 180 peer reviewed publications and has served as Visiting Lecturer and Guest Professor around the world. Dr. Glassman’s work has focused on patient based outcomes and cost effectiveness for spinal surgery. He has also written extensively on safety in spinal surgery and on the treatment of adult scoliosis. His work has been recognized with multiple Outstanding Paper Awards. He has won the SRS Hibbs Award, IMAST Whitecloud Award and NASS Best Paper Awards all on multiple occasions. Dr. Glassman also received the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons/Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Meritorious Service Award. Dr. Glassman’s current work focuses on risk stratification for adult spinal deformity and degenerative disease.
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Associate Editor of the Journal of Spine Surgery, Attending Neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals at University of New South Wales
    Dr Prashanth J Rao, is a Neurosurgeon from Sydney. He is an attending Neurosurgeon at The Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals, researcher at Surgical and Orthopedic research laboratory and University of New South Wales. Dr Rao is a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member AO spine. He is an associate editor of Journal of Spine Surgery and founding member of Neurospine research group. Dr Rao’s focus of research is spine, in particular degenerative conditions and metastatic spine disease. He has authored or coauthored over 38 publications and book chapters. Dr Rao has also presented regularly at several international spine and neurosurgery conferences.
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
    Roger Härtl, M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York. In addition, he is the founder and Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center and serves as the Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team. Dr. Härtl's clinical interest focuses on simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl's practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists and physical therapists. Dr. Härtl has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York's Super Doctors, America's Top Surgeons, and America's Best Doctors, and has been included on the list of New York’s Best Doctors in New York Magazine. He has authored more 150 scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals and is the editor of a recent book on minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Härtl has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews in the New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and other media outlets. One of his patients, boxer Danny Jacobs, was recently featured in a TV ad from NewYork-Presbyterian.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Medical Director at Italian Scientific Spine Institute
    Since 2006 Medical Doctor in ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute) (www.isico.it) in Milan, working in the field of spinal deformities and low back pain treatment. Since 2006 Member of the Scientific Secretary Board of the Italian Study Group on Scoliosis and spinal diseases (GSS) (www.gss.it) Senior teaching assistant at the “Principle and Practice of Clinical Research” organize by the Harvard Public Health School President of SOSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitatioj Treatment). Author and co-author of 96 scientific papers about spinal rehabilitation, back pain and scoliosis Author of 3 Cochrane reviews
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    Spine Surgeon, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
    Spine Surgeon, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
    • Spine Surgeon at University of Toronoto
    Dr. Rampersaud is a spine surgeon at the University of Toronto.