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Dr. Andrew Glennie is an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. Dr. Glennie's clinical and research interests include degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine and adult thoracolumbar deformity. He is involved in a number of local and national trials through the Canadian Spine Outcomes Research Network (CSORN). He completed a Masters degree in Health Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and focuses on the cost utility analysis of various surgical treatments of the spine. He sits on the local operating room Finance Committee helping to evaluate the cost utility of various new technologies.
Dr. Glennie is also passionate about surgical education and has served as the director of surgical clerkship over the past three years. He is also part of the residency training program for orthopaedics at Dalhousie University. Although only 5 years in practice, Dr. Glennie hopes to continue to encourage quality improvement in spine care with newer techniques while critically evaluating new technology ensuring rising costs justify the potential improvements in patient outcomes.
Dr. Urquhart is a clinical research associate in the department of surgery at the London Health Sciences Centre and the Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Urquhart completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Western University. For this work she received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award, and a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Facility of Research Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Studentship to study at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami. Dr. Urquhart has over 10 years of experience in patient registries and pharma-sponsored clinical trials in an acute academic hospital setting. She has extensive experience in study design, data management, descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, and visualization of personal health data.
Dr. Christopher Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. He is a clinician scientist affiliated with the Lawson Health Research Institute. His clinical and research interests include degenerative spinal conditions and spinal trauma. He is head of the combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine program at London Health Science Centre, director of the Spine research centre, and past Chair of the Orthopaedic Research committee at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Bailey completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Western University and Spine fellowship at University of British Columbia.