Clinique de l'Espérance
Dr. Richard Emery is a French Australian Spine Orthopaedic surgeon. He had the privilege to share numerous courses around the world and recommended Spine World Summit 2018 as a special one.
The program designed is based on principles of education and research where you will have the opportunity to meet the world experts in any spinal topics you might be interested on, regardless of your own level of expertise. Speakers are selected based on their knowledge and ability to communicate passion and experience.
It is extremely proud to offer participants the ability to communicate directly with not only local but also international experts very motivated to share the high level of knowledge and skills. Participants will have the choice to participate to didactic teaching, cases presentations, forums, innovative topics, videos, interviews and importantly vision of tomorrow's spinal surgery.
Dr. Emery will personally be in charge of the specimen workshop where participants will be guided on surgical technics to enhance knowledge and skills. Respect of ethic will be our first guideline.
Between sessions, everyone can find numerous booths with the latest of technology.
This course is your course and it is our duty to deliver what you need the most to achieve better patient's outcome. Please join this unique opportunity to meet each other, communicate, learn and promote spine surgery in Asia Pacific.
Institute Mutualiste Montsouris
Upon completing his medical studies and an orthopaedic residency programme in Paris in 1983, for which he obtained the gold medal, Christian Mazel was the recipient of several awards, bestowed by the French Academy of Surgery and Medicine. Prof. Mazel has distinguished himself through his earnest commitment to the medical profession. Since 1993, he is notably head of the Orthopedic Department at Montsouris Hospital - Paris. He became full professor in Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Paris XIII in 2003.
He is an extremely active member of several national and international societies, including the French College of Orthopaedic Surgery, the French Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOFCOT) and is also a founding member of the French society of spine surgery (SFCR). He is Past President of the European Cervical Spine Research Society 2000-2002.
Involved in education and university teaching he created and organized in 2004 the first combined French neuro orthopaedic diploma for spine surgery.
Besides being rewiever for the Journal of spinal disorders and European spine journal he is Joint Editor of the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Prof. Mazel is the founding President of Argospine (Association of European Research Groups for Spinal Osteosynthesis).
He has been elected member of the French academy of surgery in 2015.
He has published over 84 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals, authored and co-authored 30 books chapters and has presented nearly 169 lectures at national and international congresses.
Hospital La Timone Marseille
Professor Patrick Tropiano is the Head of the Department of Orthopedics Spine Surgery and the University Professor in Aix - Marseille University, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in the La Timone Hospital, His professional activity is shared between his activity of spine surgeon with clinics and surgery, research and education.
As a University Professor half of his working time is devoted to research and education. His research is both fundamental and clinical.
Fundamental in a laboratory of biomechanics: They developed a finite element model of the disc degeneration. Clinical on Sagittal balance and follow up of patients. For education, Professor Patrick Tropiano is in charge in education for medical students, and the residents in orthopedic and spine surgery. He is involved in the AOSpine as Educational Advisor. He is the Past-President of the French Chapter of the AOSpine France and currently the Secretary of the French Society of Spine Surgery. He was the 2015 President of the Annual Meeting of the French Society of Spine Surgery.
Professor Patrick Tropiano is a reviewer for many journals (ESPJ, OTSR, Global Spine Journal). He has developed many Patents on Spine Surgical Devices and wrote many indexed publications and chapters of books. He is an active Member of the SOFCOT (French Society of Orthopedic Surgery), SFCR (French Society of Spine Surgery), Académie Nationale de Chirurgie, NASS, AAOS and ISASS.
Tripode of Pellegrin Hospital Group
Upon completing his residency with first class honours in 1980 in Bordeaux, where he spent his whole career, Jean-Marc Vital was the recipient of the Gold Medal Award of Surgery. Moreover, he earned a MD in human biology in the field of anatomy. In 1981 he was appointed Instructor of anatomy and organogenesis as well as intern in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology. In the same year, he became Senior Registrar of the Department run by Prof. Jacques Senegas. He also earned the National specialised Diploma in Sports Medicine (CES).
Since 1989, he has been an Intern and University Professor in orthopaedic and traumatology surgery at the University of Medicine of Bordeaux as well as Head of the department of spinal diseases and anatomy laboratory Director at the Paul Broca faculty. His areas of research encompass spinal growth (neurocentral cartilage) and intervertebral foramen.
As a spine surgeon, Dr Vital has a special interest in spinal deformities (with particular emphasis on sagittal balance), and in cervical spine surgery (cervical prostheses and myelopathy).
He has been a member of several outstanding societies such as the French Medical College of Anatomy since 1989, the European Cervical Spine Research Society since 2003, and he is currently President of the French Spinal Surgery Society (SOFCOT).
He is also notably a member of the editorial board of the European Spine Journal, The Spine and The French Journal of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery.
Since 2012 he is elected member of National Medecine Academy.
Dr. K Venugopal Menon graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College in India in 1979. After a 5-year stint in the Indian Army Medical Corps he took his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery from the same institution. He was trained in the reputed Spine center at Military Hospital, Kirkee, Pune. He subsequently trained in the UK and acquired the MCh degree from Liverpool University in 1992. He underwent AO fellowship training in Zurich University Hospital and also visited many premier Spine Centers in Europe including Edinburgh (Princess Margaret Rose hospital), St Gallen (Canton Hospital), Berck Sur Mer (Institut Calot) before returning to India. He holds a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University, UK.
Dr Menon was the Chairman and Head of the Dept. & Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Consultant in Spine Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi, India. He moved to the Sultanate of Oman in 2010 and was instrumental in setting up a state of the art Spine Service at Khoula Hospital under the Ministry of Health where he works as Sr. Consultant in Orthopaedics. He is also the Past Chairman of AOSpine Asia-Pacific.
He maintains an active interest in academics and has to his credit numerous presentations and publications. He has been an AO Trauma and AOSpine faculty and Educational Director for several years now. Dr Menon has a very keen interest in Basic Sciences Research and has published in areas of his special interest- biomaterials, biomechanics and tissue engineering.
University of Virginia
Christopher Shaffrey, MD, FACS graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel in 1982 with B.S. degree in Biology. He played varsity basketball and was the co-captain his senior year. In 1986, Dr. Shaffrey received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his general surgical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego in 1987 where he was named the surgical intern of the year. He completed both neurosurgical and orthopaedics residencies at the University of Virginia. A spine fellowship in pediatric and adult reconstructive spine surgery was completed in 1995.
Following completion of his surgical training he was appointed to the senior staff in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital where he was actively involved in treating members of Detroit's college and professional athletic teams. In 1999, Dr. Shaffrey was appointed Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2003, he returned to the University of Virginia as Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Division. In 2008, he was named Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2013, Dr. Shaffrey was named the John A. Jane Professor of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Shaffrey is board certified in the fields of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Shaffrey has an active research interest in spinal surgery, particularly in numerous multicenter outcome research studies of pediatric and adult scoliosis, spinal cord injury, spinal trauma and tumors involving the spinal column. He has been a funded principal investigator in numerous grants and clinical trials. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery and Journal of Spinal Disorders. He is currently a Deputy Editor for both the journal Spine and Spine Deformity. Dr. Shaffrey has greater than 200 publications, greater than 750 national and international presentations and served as editor for several textbooks on spinal surgery.
During his career in medicine, Dr. Shaffrey has won numerous awards for clinical medicine. He as won the Counsel of State Neurosurgical Societies Young Neurosurgeons Award. He has been named to Best Doctors and Top Doctors numerous times. He has an active role in organized neurosurgery and spinal surgery. He has served as the Chair for the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He is currently the Chair of IMAST meeting. Dr. Shaffrey is a Director for the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has been named to numerous honorary academic societies including the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Dr. John Wilson was born in Sharon Pennsylvania on May 16, 1959. After graduating from Hickory High School in Hermitage Pennsylvania in 1977, he was accepted into the Penn State /Jefferson combined Premed Medical School program. After receiving his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1982, Dr. Wilson served a surgical internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In 1990, he completed his neurosurgical training at Tufts New England Medical Center under Dr. William Shucart. Following this he did a fellowship at the Paracelsus Clinic in Osnabruk, Germany.
Dr. Wilson began neurosurgical practice in Pittsburgh at Allegheny General Hospital. In 1993, he was recruited to the neurosurgical faculty at Wake Forest University School of medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Since then he has practiced neurosurgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina where he is an Associate Professor and vice Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery as well as the Residency Program Director. His practice focuses primarily on cerebrovascular and skull base disorders.
Dr. Wilson serves on the AANS/CNS Coding and Reimbursement Committee and is Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Coding and Reimbursement Committee. He serves as the AANS Advisor to the AMA Relative Value Update Committee. He has served as an advisor to the North Carolina state Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and the national Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. Dr. Wilson has held offices in a number of national and regional societies including: President of the North Carolina Neurosurgical Society, President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and Chair of the joint American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Cerebrovascular Section.
The International Spine Centre
Dr YH Yau was born in Scotland, educated in Edinburgh, graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School and undertook higher surgical training in the United Kingdom, receiving Specialty Board of Neurosurgery recognition in 2004. His subspecialty training in Spinal Surgery was completed through a Fellowship at the Nottingham AOSpine Reference Centre in the United Kingdom.
YH moved to Australia in 2007, where he continues to hold his clinical academic appointments as Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Spinal Surgery at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit.
He is past Chair of the Education Committee in Asia-Pacific for AOSpine and is a current elected AO Foundation Trustee. He continues as an Educational Advisor and Faculty Development trainer for AOSpine.
YH has specialty recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is Medical Director of The International Spine Centre, which promotes an interdisciplinary model to health care.
National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. Md. Shah Alam is currently a Professor of Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the chief of Violet-2 unit at NITOR. His duties there is to teach Orthopaedics & Spine to MS, FCPS & D-Ortho students.
Prof. Alam graduated from Mymensingh Medical College in the year 1984. Then he passed MS (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 1994, FCPS (Surgery) in 1998. He also received FRCS (Orthopaedics) in 2003. He is one of the leading spine surgeons in Bangladesh & currently the Secretary General of Bangladesh Spine Society (BSS). His contribution to APSS is also praiseworthy. He is the Council Member of APSS & Editorial Board member of Asian Spine Journal, PLOS One & EC Orthopaedics. Besides, Prof. Alam is an Active Fellow of SRS & Life member of AOSpine.
Md. Shah Alam was awarded for his research works several times both in home & abroad & his main fields of interest are Spinal infection & injuries. He is an International faculty member of different international spinal organizations. He is also involved in many community & social activities.
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam born in a Village name Dhawa in Pirojpur district ,Bangladesh Jan 10, 1974. High school in village, Completed medical graduation from most prestigious institute in Bangladesh, Dhaka Medical College in 1998. Post graduation at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical university (Master of Surgery, MS) in Neurosurgery on 2011.He is in government service and his carrier as Neurosurgeon and Spine surgeon, Assistant Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery, from April 2011, Assistant Professor, department of Neurosurgery, from November 2013, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, from August 2017 till date.
Fellowship in Neurosurgery from Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 2014
Advance Training in Neurosurgery from P D Hinduja Hospital and research centre, Mumbai, India
Advance Training in spine surgery, India
Press and publication secretary, Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeons
Published Many article in local and international journal.
He is doing all types of general and vascular Neurosurgery as well as spine surgery including CV junction, spinal trauma and degenerative spinal problem
National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Dr. Md. Wahidur Rahman is currently working as Associate Professor and Chief of Arthroplasty faculty (Orthopaedic surgery Department) at NITOR Dhaka, which is the largest orthopaedic & trauma hospital in Bangladesh since 2003.
He has been serving the prestigious post in Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society as Treasurer. He worked under renowned orthopaedic surgeons of Bangladesh like Prof. Dr. Kh. Abdul Awal Rizvi, Prof. Dr. R. R. Kairy. He is doing THR, revision THR & TKR successfully. He has 3 international publications and performed several number of presentations in home and abroad.
Education and Credentials
MBBS: Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh
MS (Ortho): NITOR
Fellowship: Arthroplasty from Delhi
Special Training: Stem cell therapy (MPBX) & PRP from Indonesia.
Strive to Thrive with enormous responsibilities and serve humanity in all sorts of medical setting.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Dr. Liang Anjing was graduated, at 2007, from Sun Yat-Sen University as medical doctor in spine surgery. As member of spine surgery group of Guangdong medical association, he had rich experience for over 20 years in treating low back pain by western medicine such as open surgery and minimal invasive procedures for degenerative spinal diseases, especially be skilled in diagnosis and exercise management for non-specific low back pain with or without disc herniation. Dr. Liang Anjing is now serving fulltime in the Sun Yat-Sen memorial Hospital in Guangzhou China as a vice profession of spine surgery, and every WED for outpatient serve.
Guangdong General Hospital
Guo-Yan Liang got his M.D. degree from Sun Yat-sen memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, where he won the honors of Excellent Undergraduate of Sun Yat-sen University (2009), National Scholarship Award of China (2009), and National Scholarship Award of China for Postgraduate (2012). After graduation, he completed his residency training in Guangdong General Hospital. Now he continues the subspecialty training of Spinal Surgery in the same hospital. He is interested in the research of the surgical treatment for cervical spinal diseases.
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
Dr. Yong Qiu, Professor and Director of Orthopaedics, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School. He is now the president of Chinese scoliosis research society. His team has successfully operated on more than 8,000 scoliosis patients during last 17 years, who came from all over the country and from the southeast of Asia. His spine unit consists 142 beds and is one of the world leading scoliosis centers. He also focused on the research of etiology and pathology of scoliosis. Since 2005, he has published more than 100 SCI articles, participated in compiling 41 professional books. He has presented in many international conferences such as SRS, IMAST, IRSSD, Euro-Spine and AO-spine. Because of his world renowned contribution to the treatment of spinal deformity, he has won great international reputation in the area of scoliosis treatment and research and was horned as the editorship of European Spine Journal, Spine Journal and BMC Musculoskeletal.
The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University
Liangming Zhang is an attending doctor of the Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University. He received his undergraduate medical degree at Sun Yat-Sen University in 2007, obtained his Ph.D. degree at Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University in 2012. After graduatation, he pursued both a clinical career in Spinal Surgery, as well as a research career.
LM. Zhang, et al., Eur Spine J (2016).
LM. Zhang, et al., Skeletal Radiology 44, 519 (2015).
Y. Yang, LM. Zhang, et al., J Orthop Traumatol (2017).
LM. Zhang, et al., J Pineal Res 54, 24 (2013).
Dr YK Chan & Associates
Dr. Ying-Kei Chan, the Congress Chairman of Spine World Summit 2018. Dr. Chan is the president of the Hong Kong Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Society since 2013 and the head of Canossa Hospital Spine Center since 2015. He is now the deputy censor of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been the honorary secretary of the college from 2013 to 2016.
Dr. Chan is now a full time private spine surgeon and honorary consultant in Canossa Hospital and United Christian Hospital. He is also the honorary associate professor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is experienced in minimal invasive spinal surgery; complicated spinal surgery; treatment of degenerative spinal problem, spinal deformity and spinal Injury; and spinal rehabilitation. He was the team head of spine service, consultant and the deputy chief of service of the department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital from 2004 to 2015, 2010 to 2015 and from 2011 to 2015 respectively. He has worked in Queen Mary Hospital and the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital for 13 years from 1991 to 2003 and received orthopaedic and spinal surgery training under the University Hospital there.
Dr. Chan is very enthusiastic in training of orthopedic surgeons and public education. He has organized more than 40 local and overseas training courses and conferences, given more than 90 lectures in academic meetings and presented in over 20 mass media interviews.
Asia Medical Specialists
Dr. Hung-Tsan Chow is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery.
Dr. Chow is an expert in both non-surgical and surgical treatment of neck and back pain problems. He adopts diagnostic injections to identify the source of any pain and performs the latest surgical techniques, including: biacuplasty, minimally invasive decompressive surgery, cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement, minimal invasive anterior lumbar spine fusions, spinal dynamic stabilization and spinal osteotomy for deformity correction.
After completing his schooling in the University of Hong Kong, Dr. HT Chow began his practice in Tai Po Hospital. He further focused his clinical work in Spine Surgery at the North District Hospital from 2005 - 2010, before leaving the public sector to join AMS a dedicated spine surgeon. He also extended his practice beyond Hong Kong as a visiting consultant in Beijing, Shanghai, and Macau.
Dr. Chow is very active in teaching and research. He has been a trainer for the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 2007. Dr. Chow also conducts clinical research and studies in the field of spine surgery, looking into new technology or procedures that will bring benefits to his patients. In recognition of his dedication to spine surgery, he has been invited to share his experience on minimal invasive surgery at local and regional medical meetings around South-East Asia and even in the USA. Dr. Chow is also very active within the orthopaedic and spine surgery community; currently he is a council member of the Hong Kong Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery Society and was a council member of Spine Chapter, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (2014).
Dr. Chow, who is based in Hong Kong, is also a visiting consultant at Shanghai United Family Hospital.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. Ka-Kin Li, the Program Chairman of Asia Pacific Research Colloquium - Chinese Session of Spine World Summit 2018. Dr. Li is the council member of The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Spine Chapter since 2006 and currently the president of the Spine Chapter for 2017-2018.
Dr. Li has been working at Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth Hospital for more than ten years. He is also the consultant of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 2014.
Dr. Li is very earnest in spine training. He joined different overseas trainings, fellowships, meetings and conferences to explore and exchange the spinal knowledge with other surgeons since 1998. Moreover, Dr. Li has a great success in doing research and paper. Dr. Li presented his first research paper in 1996. After that, he had made more than 20 presentations in both Hong Kong and overseas. His research papers had been published in international paper publications since 2002. Furthermore, Dr. Li has been invited to be speaker, moderator, instructor or Chairman in international meetings and workshops being a professional healthcare practitioner.
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
Dr. Sieh graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Hong Kong in 1995. He currently is the consultant of the department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
He received his oversea training in various centers included the Royal National Orthopaedics Hospital, Stanmore in London; Trauma center in Murnau and SRH Klinikum Langensteinbach, Karlsbad of Germany.
He obtained his Master of Public Health and the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Service Management and Public Health form The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently the honorary assistant Professor of the department of Orthopaedics and Tarumatology, CUHK
He is an Orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in spine surgery. He is particularly interested in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and management of degenerative spine problems and spinal metastatic diseases.
He is the international and regional faculty of AO Spine, an international educational foundation on the development of spine surgery education. He is the officer of AO Spine East Asia and the council member of Spine Chapter of Hong Kong Orthopaedics Association and Hong Kong Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Society (HKMISSS).
|Nang-Man Raymond Wong
United Christian Hospital
Dr Nang Man Raymond Wong is currently the Consultant and Head of Divisions of Spine Surgery and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Rehabilitation Board, Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is appointed as Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in both the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong. He serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Spine Chapter of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association and council member of the Hong Kong Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery Society. He is also previously the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation. He received his spine trainings in United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Korea. His areas of interests are minimally invasive spinal surgery, degenerative spinal disorders and spinal rehabilitation.
Dr G Balamurali, Head of Spine Service, Kauvery Advanced Spine Centre, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, India is an internationally trained Spinal Neurosurgeon with 15 years of surgical experience, from UK. He is extensively trained in all niche aspects of Spinal Surgery after completing 3 spine fellowship in the UK (Liverpool & Nottingham), USA (San Francisco & Chicago) and Switzerland (Zurich). Specialized & experienced in minimal invasive, endoscopic and pain procedures, His special interests are in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumour Surgery, Paediatric Spine Surgery, Brachial Plexus DREZ Lesioning, Deformity Surgery and Complex Spine Surgery. He is also the director of Academy of Clinical and Surgical Excellence which is a for profit initiative in spine education conducting small group educational activities in India. He was previously a consultant spine surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital, UK and Ganga Hospital, India.
Professor Deepu Banerji brings to Fortis Hospital his 26 yrs of rich experience in Neurosurgery from some of the best Institutes in India. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from GSVM Medical College Kanpur in 1978 and 1983 respectively. After completing his MCh from GB Pant Hospital [Delhi University] in 1986 he joined NIMHANS Banglore as Assistant Prof. In 1990, he joined SGPGIMS Lucknow as Associate professor and subsequently was promoted as Additional Professor in 1995 and Professor in 2003.
He did his fellowship as 'Sugita Fellow' in microneurosurgery from Nagoya University Japan in 1994. He has been visiting Fellow to Shinshu Univ, Japan, Mount Sinai Hospital New York & Michigan Univ, Ann Arbor. He has been involved in the development of Neurosurgery at National Neuroscience Center, Calcutta under Foundation of International Education In Neurosurgery [2000-2001] and Bombay Hospital Indore from 2003 - 2005. He has done more than 5000 Brain and Spinal Surgeries.
Apollo Health City Jubilee Hills
Dr. Alok Ranjan is one of the leading neurosurgeons in Hyderabad who specializes in a number of complex minimal invasive surgeries and microsurgeries. Dr. Alok obtained his MBBS in 1986 from the University of Madras after pursuing the course from Christian Medical College, Vellore. He also did MCh in Neurosurgery from the same college which he passed out in 1992.
Dr. Ranjan who has more than 20 odd years of experience behind him is heading an experienced team of neurosurgeons at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. He conducts over 1,000 complex neurological surgeries every year on an average. His team of surgeons is extremely experienced in the subject and is capable of handling most complicated cases in neurosurgery.
He has special interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery, tumor micro-neurosurgery of the brain and spine, skull base surgery, pediatric spinal cord deformity surgery, and aneurysm surgery. He regularly conducts instructional courses in minimally invasive disc surgery, minimally invasive spinal fusion, disc arthroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty in nationally conducted workshops.
Sri Ramakrishna Hospital
Dr. Vijayanand's expertise is in multidisciplinary management of persistent pain, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder pain. He specializes in interventional pain medicine and has one of the largest series of Gasserian ganglion radiofrequency ablations for Trigeminal Neuralgia in India. He is the Treasurer for Indian Society for the Study of Pain, Governing Council member for the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine, Secretary for the Indian Neuromodulation Society, National Advisor for the All India Medical Students Association and is the Convenor of Traveling Pain School - a voluntary organisation involved in pain education across India. Traveling Pain School has taught effective management of pain for more than 20,000 healthcare professionals through a network of 200 trainers. He sits in various national advisory boards in pain, reviewer for scientific journals, authored many scientific papers, and delivered more than 300 talks in pain medicine across India. He is the proud recipient of many international awards and was shortlisted for the British Medical Journal's South Asia Awards in 2016 in the category "Excellence in Medical Education."
Sapporo Orthopaedic Hospital
Dr Kuniyoshi Abumi graduated the Hokkaido University in 1977. He was working as a Professor in the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine until March 2013. Currently, he is the President of the Sapporo Orthopaedic Hospital in Sapporo, Japan. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society since 1995, and a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society since 1999. He served as the president of the inaugural meeting of the CSRS-Asia Pacific Section on April 2010 in Japan. In addition, Dr Abumi has been working as the president of the Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS) from 2015.
Teikyo University Mizonokuchi Hospital
Akira Dezawa M.D. Ph.D is Deputy Director at Teikyo University School of Medicine Mizonokuchi Hospital since 2006. He also services as the Professor in Department of Orthopedics at Teikyo University since 2004. His expertise includes Endoscopic Spinal Surgery and he is the well-known physician for the minimally invasive spine surgery. He is the 2nd President of PASMISS (The Pacific Asian Society of the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries), the 1st president of Japan Society of the Study of Spinal Endoscopy, the 7th president of WCMISST (2020), the 1st President of Japan PED Society, Japanese Represent of ISMISS, Editorial board is European Spine Journal, Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, Asian Spine Journal.
Dr. Toshiki Endo is a neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kohnan Hospital Sendai Japan. He specializes spinal tumors and spinal vascular malformations, cerebrovascular diseases, and skull base tumors with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques. His primary clinical focus is surgical treatment of complex spinal AVM based on precise preoperative simulation and fluorescence guided resections of intramedullary tumors. In his surgery, surgical adjuncts including spinal cord monitoring, endoscopy, intraoperative fluorescence guidance help achieving both spinal cord functional preservation and maximum degrees of lesion eradication.
Dr. Endo received his M.D. Ph.D. from Tohoku University. He completed clinical fellowship training at Department of Neurological Surgery in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (Prof. David G Piepgras) and Neuroscience research fellowship at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden (Prof. Lars Olson).
His research focus is to invent new treatment strategy for malignant intramedullary spinal cord tumor and cell transplantation therapy for traumatic spinal cord injuries.
Sapporo Azabu Neurosurgical Hospital
Yukihiro Matsuyama is currently working as an eminent Faculty member at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamamatsu Medical University in, Japan. He has published numerous research papers and articles in reputed journals and has various other achievements in the related studies. He has extended his valuable service towards the scientific community with his extensive research work.
Keio University School of Medicine
He received M.D. from Keio University in 1995. He specializes in spine and spinal cord surgery as well as stem cell biology, especially regenerative medicine for spinal cord injury. Now, he is focusing on clinical trial of cell therapy for spinal cord injury using iPS cells. Received the First award of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine and 51th Baelz prize in 2014.
Dr. Nobuyuki Shimokawa, chief chairman of the department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji city, Japan. In 1991, he graduated from College of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan. After that, he completed residency at the department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University (Prof. Hakuba). He worked as a general neurosurgeon including vascular, tumor, trauma, spine and so on. He got the board certification as Spinal Surgeon by the Japanese Society of Spinal Surgery in 2006.
Recently Dr. Shimokawa focused on spinal surgery as a subspecialist. Particularly he has made efforts to treat pathology at craniocervical junction and spinal surgery using navigation system, such as O-Arm, against the pathological disorders in whole spine. His academic position are the member of WFNS Spine committee, a member of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves(DSPN), a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons(AANS), a member of Cervical Spine Research Society Asia Pacific Section(CSRS-AP) & CSRS-Japan, a member of board trustee of the Neurospinal society of Japan, delegate of AO spine Japan, a member of Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons (CNS), a member of board trustee of the Japan Society for the Study of Surgical Technique for Spine and Spinal Nerves(JPSTSS).
|Sabarul Afian Mokhtar
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Sabarul is currently the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Deputy Director of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz(HCTM). He obtained his Medical Degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Upon completing his internship and rural hospital placement in Sabah, he was recruited back to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and completed his training as an orthopaedic surgeon. He continued with subspecialty training in the field of Spine Surgery at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. In 2008, he was offered a position as a PhD Clinical Fellow for Spine Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney. He was the pioneer orthopaedic surgeon working and doing research at the Macquarie University Hospital and completed his PhD in 2012 entitled "Development of a Model for Assessment and Predicting Outcome in Surgery for Degenerative Disorder of the Lumbosacral Spine" where his research and practices mainly focused on the ageing spine.
He is actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate education at both national and international level. He is currently the secretary for the Malaysian Spine Society since 2013, member of the Malaysian Conjoint Board of Orthopaedics, National Orthopaedic Curriculum Committee and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Education Committee. He has presented and authored in a significant number of scientific papers and abstracts that are testimony to his clinical and research interests in spinal disorders and osteoporosis. He is involved in multi-centre clinical trials (e.g. Asia and Latin America Osteoporotic Fracture Observational Study). He has received a number of awards for his services, academic achievements and innovations.
|Joel Manuel Ignacio
University of the Philippines
Assoc Prof & Head, Spine Section, Department of Orthopedics, University of the Philippines, Manila - Philippine General Hospital
Head of Orthopedic Spine, Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, St Lukes Medi - cal Center, Global City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Founding Member and Head of Continuing Medical Education, Philippine Spine Society Member, AOSpine
Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Spine Section (APSS)
Member, Philippine Orthopedic Association
Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
Dr Chua is an Orthopaedic and Specialist Spine Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He is accredited at all the Parkway Group Hospitals including Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He is also accredited to practice at Mount Alvernia Hospital and Connexion (Farrer Park) Hospital. He is visiting consultant to various restructured hospitals in Singapore where he assists fellow surgeons in complex surgeries.
Dr Chua graduated from National University of Singapore in 2001 and after completing his orthopaedic specialist training, he advanced his spine surgery repertoire at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre, University of Toronto, after being awarded Health Manpower Development (HMDP) Scholarship by the Ministry of Health in 2009/10. Besides honing his technical expertise in complex spinal surgery, he was also involved in spinal cord injury and regeneration research and published several key articles and invited editorials in renowned international spine journals. He continues to serve on the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals.
Upon his return from formal spine fellowship, he was awarded the prestigious Depuy-Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Spine Travelling fellowship in 2010, where he was the lead member.
He continued to work in Changi General Hospital and was Deputy Chief of Spine Service in 2012.
Dr Chua believes in providing his patients with the best quality of care, in a friendly and approachable nature. His amicable nature has earned him many accolades from patients and he received the "Best Service Award" by Changi General Hospital in 2012.
Dr Chua is comfortable in all aspects of spinal surgery from sub-occipital, cervical, thoracic, lumbo-sacral and pelvic fixation, in both open and minimally invasive techniques. He routinely performs decompression, instrumented fusion and disc replacement surgery but he is especially sought after in Singapore for his expertise in complex spinal surgery.
Besides spinal surgery, Dr Chua is also well versed in many other non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including trauma and degenerative conditions of the limbs. Today Dr Chua commits his clinical time to caring for his patients and his academic appointments with AOSpine as a faculty member. He continues his research collaborations with Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, as well as the alumni at the University of Toronto.
Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
Dr Lee is a fellowship trained Spine Orthopaedic surgeon who has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases. He graduated with a bachelor of medicine and surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1993 and went into surgical training obtaining his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1998. He was accepted in the Singapore Orthopaedic Training program subsequently in 2000 and exited in 2003 with FRCS Edin (Ortho).
He decided to sub-specialize in Spinal Surgery. He completed various short term fellowships in Spine (Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan & England) and a 12 month stint in the United States (University of Missouri) working with various masters of Spine surgery.
Before establishing his private practice in August 2012, Dr Lee was Senior Consultant and Chief of Spine service at the Orthopaedics Department, Changi General Hospital (CGH), Singapore. He set up the service since 2009; oversaw training of spine surgeons and established a comprehensive patient care program where patients are hand held and led through the surgical process and its recovery with a cross discipline team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapist.
Dr Lee is also passionate about improving healthcare processes and had secured multiple grants from the Health Ministry's Healthcare Quality improvement Fund over the years. He has spearheaded process improvements hospital wide in clinical infection, thromboprophylaxis and multi-disciplinary care of the elderly with hip fractures. He won numerous awards for quality improvement and was a recipient of the Singhealth Service Quality Award.
He had an interest in clinical research and has written papers in peer review journals and was also a Principal Investigator in a National Medical Research Council grant. He teaches undergraduates and surgical trainees and has an appointment as Senior Clinical Lecturer from the Medical Faculty of National University of Singapore and Mentor to the Orthopaedic Residency Program, Singhealth.
In addition to spinal surgery, Dr Lee is also practices general orthopaedics. He has championed the Orthogeriatric program in CGH from 2007-12 and has sat on Ministry of Health, Singapore Hip Fracture Workgroup since 2009. He directed the Osteoporosis Program (OPTIMAL) in CGH 2008-12, which does preventive counselling, treatment and lifestyle advice for the elderly with fragility fractures.
Personally, Dr Lee believes in personal engagement of the patient in the diagnostic and treatment process of his illness. Best practices and medical evidence are discussed and the treatment options should be co-owned with the patient. He strives to provide his best service to help his patients in a swift recovery from illness.
China Medical University Hospital
Dr. Yen-Jen Chen is an Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery.
Dr. Chen is the Director of Spine Section of Orthopaedic Department of China Medical University Hospital since 2009 and the council member of Taiwan Spine Society since 2012. He was the Chair of AOSpine Taiwan Chapter from 2014 to 2016. He is now the vice superintendent of China Medical University Hospital Taipei branch, and associate professor of China Medical University.
He is experienced in treatment of osteoporosis-related spinal problems, metastatic spinal disease, infectious spinal disease, degenerative spinal problem, spinal deformity and spinal Injury.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Chen has also a great success in doing clinical research. He published more than 30 papers in the international journal. Furthermore, Dr. Chen has been invited to be speaker, moderator, instructor or Chairman in national, international meetings and workshops.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital LinKou Branch
Dr. Chi-Chien Niu, Associate Professor and orthopaedic spine surgeon in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) at Linko in Taiwan. He had a one-year Spine Fellowship trained by Professor Wen-Jer Chen in CGMH from 1993 to 1994. He was also instructed by Professor Hansen A. Yuan in SUNY Health Science Center (HSC), Syracuse, NY; and Professor Volker K.H. Sonntag in Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix, AZ from 1996 to 1997. His clinical specialty includes all surgical diseases of spine, from cervical to sacrum, with a special focus on cervical spine. Dr. Niu is the leading mentor for the young surgeon about this field in his department. He is also involved in some basic researches about the disc regeneration by mesenchymal stem cell culture and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) augmentation.
National Yang-Ming University
Dr. Shih-Tien Wang is currently a Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University; and Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also the current president of the Taiwan Spine Society.
He obtained his medical degree at the National Defense Medical Center, and rotating internship training at Triservice General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. His specialty training includes: 2 years of resident training in the Department of Surgery, and 3 years in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology; chief resident in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology; and fellowship in the Division of Sports Medicine, followed by a fellowship in the Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. In 1999, he became a post-doctoral research fellow of Dr. Vijay K. Goel for 1 year at the Iowa Spine Research Center, Department of Orthopedics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa city, IA, USA.
He served in the military as an attending surgeon (major, ROC Army) at the Department of Surgery, 820 Army Hospital, Kin-Men. He is a member of the Taiwan Surgical Association, Taiwan Orthopaedic Association, Taiwan Spine Society, and Taiwan Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Wang was: secretary, Journal of Spine Surgery, ROC; supervisor and director, Taiwan Spine Society; secretary, Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, Taiwan, official journal of the Taiwan Orthopaedic Association; and secretary general to the Taiwan Spine Society and the Pacific and Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (PASMISS)-2014. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Formosan Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders, the official journal of the Taiwan Orthopaedic Association, Asian Spine Journal and a reviewer for the Spine Journal, Spine (Philadelphia, Pa. 1976) and Journal of Chinese Medical Association.
National Taiwan University Hospital
Dr. Shu-Hua Yang graduated from Medical School of National Taiwan University in 1993. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at National Taiwan University Hospital and the fellowship in spine surgery with Prof. Po-Quang Chen. Dr. Yang earned his Ph.D. degree from Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering at National Taiwan University by researches on intervertebral disc tissue engineering. He completed a 1-year international fellowship with Prof. John Kostuik at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and the other 1-year visiting program with Prof. Howard An at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Yang is currently an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at National Taiwan University and the chief of Spinal Surgery in Department of Orthopedics at National Taiwan University Hospital. He is especially focused on surgical treatments for adult and pediatric spinal deformities. He has published 50 scientific papers on the fields of orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and tissue engineering of intervertebral discs.
Dr. Yang serves as an executive council member and the director of education committee of the Taiwan Spine Society. He actively involves in several domestic and international Orthopaedic/Spine societies including Orthopaedic Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society and Asia Pacific Spine Society. He also serves as an editorial broad member for several scientific journals.
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