Leadership Spotlight with Erica Bisson, MD
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice of spinal surgery
“The Virtual Year” How COVID-19 impacted the 2020 national spine conferences
COVID-19 and Outpatient Spine Surgery
Rules & Regulations Update
An Interview with Jetan H. Badhiwala, MD PhD Stewart Dunsker NREFHYM Fund Recipient
Advances in the management of disorder saffecting the craniovertebral junction
Payor Response Committee Report
Superior Cluneal Neuropathy
Updates for DSPN Members
In this issue, “The COVID Issue”, you will find excerpts on the impact COVID has had on spine patient care and education. There are interviews with SPC Chair, Dr. Erica Bisson, and Dunsker NREF HYM fund recipient, Dr. Jetan Badhiwala. You will learn from educational pieces on craniovertebral junction pathology and superior cluneal neuropathy. Lastly, there are updates from our Payor Response, Rules and Regulations, Nominating, and Peripheral Nerve Committees.
Dr. Bisson: The 2021 meeting, themed “Courage, Resilience, Excellence: Setting the Path” honors the three groups that represent our past, our present, and our future. By highlighting our mentors and original innovators, today’s leadership, and the budding academicians and surgeons that are our future, I am truly excited to show case the talent, intellect, and ingenuity that is a hallmark of our profession.
Dr. Bisson: While I spent my early training in the northeast (medical school at Tufts in Boston, and residency in Vermont), Imigrated west to make Salt Lake City and the University of Utah my home 12 years ago. I have been fortunate to work with amazing and collaborative colleagues in a department with a strong leader. With these, I have flourished in my career, focused on occipitocervical disorders and outcomes research.