Interview with Scott Meyer, MD
Enabling Technology in the OR
Atlanto-occipital Dissociation: Diagnosis & Management
A Brief Primer for the Neurological Spine Surgeon Preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery; The Oral Boards
Building an International Patient Practice
Surgical Management of Vertebral Column Nerve-Sheath Tumors with Extra-Spinal Extension
L4 Radiculopathy versus Saphenous Neuropathy
Updates for DSPN Members
In this edition of the newsletter, DSPN 2022 SPC Scott Meyer highlights what to expect from our next meeting in Las Vegas. Also, there are superb educational pieces put together by your Media committee members (John Shin, Ali Baaj, Nader Dahdaleh, and Michael Galgano) and our peripheral nerve liaisons. As always, if you have suggestions on how to make the newsletter better, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Meyer: Spine Summit 2022 is going to have a fantastic program that encompasses the entire spectrum of spine surgery. The section annual meeting continues to grow and every year we are able to grow on the past successes and modify the meeting to meet the changing landscape of spine surgery. This year we have extended our programs for Advanced Practice Providers to make the meeting an enhanced educational opportunity for them and to increase the value of the meeting to our private practice surgeons. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Transformative Technologies,” so there will be a focus on new advances that are likely to propel spine surgery forward in the immediate future.
Dr. Meyer: I grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Brown University Medical School. I subsequently did my neurosurgery residency at Mount Sinai in New York City. Following residency, I had the opportunity to complete a spine fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Praveen Mummaneni. After fellowship, I joined Dr. Jack Knightly in New Jersey where I have been for the last 11 years. My clinical interests include spinal deformity, minimally invasive spine surgery, and motion preservation.