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  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
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  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
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  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
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