Interview with Dr. Michael Wang
Interview with John Wilson, MD, Meritorious Member Award Recipient
An Antifragile Perspective on Post-Graduate Spine Fellowship Training
The Evolution of Evaluation and Management Coding: An analysis of two proposals
Interview with Dr. Rajiv Midha Meritorious Member Award Recipient
Payor Response Committee Report
Peripheral Nerve Learning Corner Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy (Meralgia Paresthetica)
Updates for DSPN Members
In this edition, you will find interviews with Drs. Michael Wang, John Wilson, and Rajiv Midha. Dr. Griffin Baum provides an insightful commentary on his experience as a neurosurgeon completing an orthopedic spine surgery fellowship. Drs. T. J. Wilson and Zack Ray educate us on meralgia paresthetica in the Peripheral Nerve Learning Corner. And there are timely updates provided by our volunteer leaders in Coding, Payor Response and Peripheral Nerve.
Dr. Wang: I got my start in academic neurosurgery when I was a resident at USC. Michael Apuzzo, who was then the editor of the Red Journal, encouraged me to think about the role we can all play in advancing our subspecialty. I have always looked up to him as a role model for what an academic neurosurgeon should strive towards.
Dr. Wang: Every Chair faces unique challenges. I was fortu- nate to preside over a relatively quiet year in terms of emergency responses, whether it be from payors, regulators, the media, or our membership. That is thanks in large part to the hard work of my predecessors. This gave us the unique opportunity to take 2018-2019 to strengthen and solidify our society to better serve the members. We were able to revamp our website, expand our number and strength of individual Honor Your Mentor Funds, and develop a new feel to our Annual Meeting as we change the venue cities.