Drs. Alexander Vaccaro, James Lynch & more: 9 spine surgeons making headlines

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Here are nine spine surgeons making the news:

Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics appointed Michael Smith, MD, to co-lead its New York market.

James Lynch, MD, founder of SpineNevada in Reno, shared his thoughts on spinal navigation, and the importance of ASC partnerships in spine.

Former spine surgeon Mark Kuper, MD, pleaded not guilty in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges he burned medical records in an attempt to hide evidence of fraudulent medical claims.

Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Rothman Orthopaedics, outlined why his practice is dropping out of bundled payments.

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine surgeons Daniel Sciubba, MD, and Timothy Witham, MD, elaborate on the augmented reality spine surgeries they performed with the Augmedics Xvision Spine System.

Jaren Riley, MD, of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, performed the region's first surgery with Zimmer Biomet's vertebral body tethering system.

Boulder (Colo.) Neurosurgical & Spine Associates will onboard neurosurgeon John Dorman, MD, in July.

Evalina Burger, MD, the Robert D'Ambrosia Chair of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, discussed how  the focus on essential surgery and technology during the pandemic will shape the spine field.

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