Officer Commitee

Erica Bisson

E. Bisson, MD

Dr. Erica Bisson is Professor of Neurosurgery and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. She recently completed her service within the Neurosurgery Department as the Director of the Complex Spine Fellowship and Vice-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to assume a more comprehensive system role within the healthcare organization. In October 2022, Dr. Bisson was selected to serve as the Executive Medical Officer for the University of Utah Medical Group (UUMG), responsible for the execution of UUMG’s strategic and operational goals. Most recently, Dr. Bisson was appointed as the inaugural Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine. This new direction aligns her leadership role in the medical group with the School of Medicine, creating the environment to operationalize the vision for the comprehensive clinical mission. In these roles, she has advanced initiatives in population health, driving the adoption of a home-based care program to decrease length of stay, engaged in the development of new hospital and medical office partnership opportunities for our faculty, and brought together a cohesive strategy, operations, and analytics team to vet new opportunities and pursue innovations for our clinical enterprise.

Dr. Bisson’s clinical career encompasses treating patients with the breadth of spinal disease, focusing on craniocervical pathologies, utilizing novel technologies to maximize patient safety and outcomes. Since joining the faculty of the University of Utah in 2009, Dr. Bisson has held various administrative roles, including Medical Director of the Neurosurgery Clinic and Ambulatory Chief Value Officer. In these roles, Dr. Bisson developed programs to enhance a patient-centered approach to care, improving both access and national rankings for overall quality, focusing on satisfaction metrics. Additionally, she led the implementation of tools for collecting patient- and disease-specific outcomes in the ambulatory setting to enable a critical evaluation of treatment paradigms. Dr. Bisson is also the immediate Past President of the University’s Medical Board.

Nationally, Dr. Bisson has led a multicenter research consortium focused on the evaluation of outcomes following spine surgery. She is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications focused on defining best practices in spine care. She also serves in scientific leadership and advocacy roles for her specialty, including her roles as past Scientific Program Chair, past Annual Meeting Chair, and currently, the Chair-Elect for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Her advocacy work includes service as a consultant to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop metrics for evaluating and reporting on practice patterns and patient outcomes and as Vice Chair for the NCQ on Quality Measures. Her efforts have distinguished her as a leader in defining quality spine care.

Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >