NEUROCIRIRGIÃO – COORDENADOR DO CENTRO DE COLUNA DO HOSPITAL DA LUZ – Lisboa – Portugal
Andreas Demetriades graduated in Medicine from Cambridge University, and completed his neurosurgical residency at King’s College Hospital, London, with fellowships in complex spine in Munich and Oxford. He currently works at the Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh University Hospitals. His clinical and research interests are aligned in spinal surgery outcomes, trigeminal neuralgia, traumatic cranio-spinal injury, neuro-oncology, and neurosurgery in general. He has set up the Edinburgh Spinal Surgery Outcomes Study Group, where visiting researchers can collaborate. He is the President-elect of the EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies).
Head of Spine Section, Neurosurgery Department, H. Univ. Ramón y Cajal Madrid Spain
Head of Neurosurgery H. Vithas La Milagrosa Madrid, Spain
Vicepresident of the Spanish Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
AOFoundation experts group member; AOSpine Faculty, AOSpine MISS Task Force
Dr. Bart Depreitere graduated at the Medical School of the KULeuven (Belgium) in 1997. He completed his neurosurgical training in Leuven and was board-certified in 2004. Also in 2004, he received his PhD in Medical Sciences at KULeuven by defending a doctoral thesis ‘A rational approach toward pedal cyclist head protection’.
He did a fellowship in spine surgery and pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Toronto in 2005-2006. Since 2006, he works as a staff neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals Leuven and is chairing the multidisciplinary spine program. He is appointed professor at the KULeuven and teaches spine pathology for physiotherapy students and neurosurgery for medical students. His research is in physiology and biomechanics of traumatic brain injury combining both clinical data, animal models and mathematical models. He is secretary of the Belgian Society of Neurosurgery and secretary of the Spine Society of Belgium. He is a member of the EANS spine section, Eurospine Education Committee, Eurospine Research Task Force and Eurospine Spine Tango Task Force. He chaired the Belgian committee developing the national low back pain and radicular pain pathways.
Bernhard Meyer MD, was born in 1962 and trained in Italy and the US as well as his native Germany before starting his internship in Neurosurgery at the University of Tubingen. He completed his residency in 1995 within the Neurosurgical Department at the University of Bonn, where he stayed for over ten years, ending his time there as Associate Professor. In 2006, he was appointed Full Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department at the Technical University of Munich. In addition to his role as Past Chair of the EANS Spine Section, he holds a number of other positions with scientific societies. He is Past-President of the Germany Academy of Neurosurgery (DANC), Past-President of the International Group for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (IGASS) and Past President of the German Spine Society (DWG), as well as Past Chairman of the Education Committee of Eurospine (SSE). He also sits on the editorial board or acts as reviewer for over 20 Journals. In addition to Spinal Neurosurgery, his clinical/scientific interests include Neurooncology and the Neurovascular field.
Claudius Thomé, MD completed his medical education at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet Munich, Germany and at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford/Ca., USA followed by his residency in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg, Campus Mannheim (Chairman: Prof. Dr. P. Schmiedek) (1995-2001). He completed several fellowships: 2nd Institute of Physiology, University of Heidelberg; Dept. of Orthopedics, Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach; Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA; and, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayfield Clinic, University of Cincinnati, USA. His thesis was entitled “Evidence-based spine surgery: Evaluation of new surgical techniques using randomized studies” (2005). Dr. Thomé’s surgical specialties are: cerebrovascular surgery, skull base surgery and complex spine surgery, and his main research fields are: cerebrovascular diseases, neuromonitoring in brain injury (TBI, SAH) as well as evidence-based and minimally invasive spine surgery and regenerative medicine in spinal disease. After his position as Professor and Vice-Chairman at the Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg, Campus Mannheim from 2007 to 2009, he was appointed Full Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria in 2010. Dr. Thomé has served as Past-President of the Austrian Spine Society and the Austrian Society of Surgery. He currently serves as President of the Austrian Society of Neurosurgery. Dr. Thomé’s commitments in the societies focus on education as Chairman of the Training Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, as Past-Education Officer of AOSpine Europe and as Past-Member of the education committee of the German Spine Society and the Spine Society of Europe.
Cumhur KILINÇER is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey. His primary interest is spine surgery. He has European and Turkish Board Certificate of Neurosurgery.
His areas of expertise include: Research (Fellowship-trained in AOCID, Dubendorf-Swiss), Anatomy (PhD Degree), Cadaver Course Instructor (Cleveland Clinic), Cervical and Lumbar Deformity Surgery (Fellowship-trained at the Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen-Nederlands), Degenerative Spinal Disorders (Fellowship-trained), and Spinal Injections (Fellowship-trained).
His assignments include: AOSpine European Research Council Member (2010-2013), AOSpine Turkish Council Research Officer (2010-2012), North American Spine Society International Education Committee Member (2011-2014, 2014-2017), North American Spine Society Evidence-Based Guideline Development Committee Member (2012-2015), Turkish Neurosurgical Society’s Spine Section Executive Committee Member (2011-2013), ISMISS Turkey Regional Chapter Secretary (2012- ), International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Turkey Regional Chapter Representative (2013- ), and European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Individual Membership Executive Committee Member (2013- ), Chair of Turkish Neurosurgical Society Spine Section.
Dr. Cumhur KILINÇER has 14 national and international awards and several award-winning patented designs on the area of spine surgery. He serves as the section Editor of the Balkan Medical Journal since 2012.
Daniel K. Resnick, MD, is Professor, Vice Chairman, and Residency Program Director of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He performed his residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh and picked up a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Pittsburgh based on his spinal cord injury research. Dr. Resnick did an enfolded rotation focusing on spinal biomechanics with Dr. Benzel in New Mexico during his residency.
Dr. Resnick is an internationally known spinal surgeon and has particular expertise in minimally-incisional surgery, spinal tumors and degenerative disorders of the spine. His current research focuses on improving the quality of spinal surgery and he is particularly interested in tracking and improving meaningful patient outcomes.
Dr. Resnick has served in multiple leadership roles in organized neurosurgery and spine surgery. He is Past President of the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section, Past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Past President of the North American Spine Society. He is currently a Director and Secretary of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.
He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, another two hundred and fifty or so invited publications, and has presented just over 600 scientific presentations. Among his presentations, he has been honored to serve as the Meritorious Guest for the AANS/CNS Spine Section, Sonntag Lecturer for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Art Steffee lecturer at the Cleveland Clinic, The Fager Lecturer for the Lahey Clinic, The Jannetta Lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh, the Ved Sachdev Endowed Lecturer for Mount Sinai, and The Whitcomb Lecturer for the New England Medical Society.
Fellow de Neurocirurgia no Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Acting Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Augsburg, Augsburg Germany
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, (Chair: Prof. Volkmar Heidecke) University Hospital of Augsburg, Augsburg Germany
Attending of Neurosurgery, (Chair: Prof. Bernhard Meyer) Technical University of Munich
Board Examination as Certified Neurosurgeon, by the Regional Chamber of Physicians of Bavaria, Germany
Resident of Neurosurgery, (Chair: Prof. Bernhard Meyer) Technical University of Munich
Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA), at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, expected completion 03/2020
PhD: „Predictive Value of Neurophysiological Monitoring during Intracranial Procedures “ Technical University of Munich
Doctoral thesis: „Characterization of the Proline-Rich Synapse-associated Protein 1 Knockout Mouse”, Anatomy and Cellbiology (Chair: Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Böckers) University of Ulm, Germany;
Medical school at University of Ulm in Germany, Rambam Medical Center Haifa Israel and UC Davis in Sacramento California
Publication (as of 12/2020)
65 Peer Reviewed Publication
186,623 Impact points
8 book chapters
345 national and international presentations
(243 talks und 102 poster presentation )
Enrico Tessitore, born on 19.06.1972 in Italy, has obtained his Medical Degree at Second University of Naples (Italy) in 1996 and he has completed his neurosurgical residency in 2001 at the same University.
He has been working in Geneva since October 2001, first as chief resident and then as an Attending Neurosurgeon. Now, he serves as Deputy Chairman and he is the Responsible for spine surgery in the same Unit. Given his interest on spinal tumors, he has been appointed Director of Geneva HUG Cancer Center in December 2019.
He has focused his clinical and scientific interest on the field of spine surgery.
He has published more than 70 papers on peer-reviewed journals, mainly on spinal topics. He has been invited as speaker and chairman at several National and International Congresses.
He has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal Acta Neurochirurgica, and he is in the advisory board of European Spine Journal and Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences.
His clinical research focuses on cranio-vertebral junction, cervical myelopathy, robotic spine surgery, and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. He has been main Editor of the book “Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction”, published by Springer in December 2019.
He is appointed in July 2020 Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at the University of Geneva. He’s involved in pre graduate teaching at the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva since 2005. He is also involved in post-graduate teaching at European level (EANS, AO Spine, Eurospine), by organizing and leading hands-on courses on spinal surgical techniques. He is member of Eurospine EduCom board.
Since the beginning of his career, he has operated on more than 4000 patients, mainly for spinal pathologies (traumatic, tumoral and degenerative). He has developed particular skills and competences in surgical procedures as: surgery at cranio-vertebral junction, robotic spine surgery, adult deformity surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.
Head of spine section at orthopedic and traumatologic department in Frankfurt Diaconic Hospitals (Agaplesion FDK), hygiene officer of the surgical section
Member of German spine society (DWG)
Member of German society for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery (DGOOC)
Member of German society for manual medicine (DGMM)
Founding member of the international society for computer assisted orthopedic Surgery (CAOS)
since June 2018 Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department, Munich Clinic, Teaching Hospitals of the Technical University Munich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2017-2018 Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department, Westpfalz-Klinikum Kaiserslautern, Teaching Hospital of the Universities Mainz and Mannheim
2011-2017 Vice Chairman and head of the skull base and pituitary section at the Hospital rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany (Chairman:
Prof. Dr. B. Meyer)
over 4600 surgeries in skull base, cerebrovascular, spine, neurooncology
2006-2011 Consultant at the Hospital rechts der Isar, TUM, (Chairman: Prof. Dr. B. Meyer)
2001-2006 Residency at the Department of Neurosurgery, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i. Breisgau (Chairman: Prof. Dr. J. Zentner)
1999-2001 Internship at the Department of Neurosurgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H.J. Reulen) and the Institute for Surgical Research (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. K. Meßmer), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Examinations and Certificates
2017 Certificates for special neurosurgical oncology and vascular neurosurgery of the German Neurosurgical Society
2016 Basis and Master Certificates of the German Spine Society
2006 Board Examination as Certified Neurosurgeon
2017 Appointment to Professor of Neurosurgery, Technical University Munich
2014 Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009 Habilitation (PhD): „Cerebral Microcirculation after Global Ischemia“ at the Technical University Munich, Venia Legendi
2002 Doctorial Thesis: „The Mediatorfunction of Bradykinin and Platelet-Activating Factor in Global Cerebral Ischemia “ at the Institute for Surgical Research
(Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. K. Meßmer), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
1992-1999 Medical School at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich with temporary semesters in Innsbruck, Washington D.C., Paris, and Boston
1991 German Baccalaureate
Jesús Lafuente, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS Glas, PhD, is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. His medical training was at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain, and his neurosurgical residency and internships were performed at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen’s Square, London, UK, where he also spent one year as Spinal Fellow completing his PhD. He is currently director of the Spine Unit at Hospital del Mar, and he has recently been appointed Associate Professor at the UAB. He is currently serving as Past President of the European association of Neurological societies (EANS), and he is the President of the Catalan Society of Neurosurgery. He also obtained a Master in hospital administration with the thesis “Reorganization of neurosurgery in Catalunya.”
His special interests include skull base neurosurgery, chiari and syringomyelia, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, degenerative disease and organization of surgical missions in developing countries.
Since 2009, Jesus has performed different surgical missions through various NGO´s in different Sub-Saharan countries such as Mali, Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania.
Neurosurgeon – Medical Director and Professor of Neurosurgery Department – University Hospital Saarland Homburg – Germany
Neurocirurgião – Diretor Médico e Professor do Departamento de Neurocirurgia do Hospital Universitário Saarland Homburg – Alemanha
Neurosurgeon, Center for Spine Surgery, Clinique de Genolier, Genolier, Switzerland
March 1990 – February 1996: B.A. Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
March 2000 – February 2002: Master course, Seoul National University, College of Medicine Graduate School, Seoul, Korea
March 2005 – February 2007: Doctorial course, Seoul National University, College of Medicine Graduate School, Seoul, Korea
2. POSTGRADUATE TRAINING & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT
March 1998 – February 2002: Resident, Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
April 2002 – March 2003: Chief of Medical Affairs, Recruit Training Center, 55th Infantry Division, Yong In, Gyeong-Gi Do, Korea
April 2003 – April 2005: Director of Department of Neurosurgery, Armed Forces Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea
May 2005 – April 2006: Clinical and Research Fellowship, Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
May 2006- February 2016: Chief Neurosurgeon, Wooridul Spine Hospital
March 2016 – currently: Associate Professor, Dept of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University Medical Centre
Corresponding member, International Tier I, North American Spine Society
Member, Delegate & Guest Lecturer, AOSpine Asia-Pacific & North America
Member, Korean Neurosurgical Society
Board Member, Korean Spine Neurosurgical Society
Profissão: Médica – Interna de Formação Específica de Neurocirurgia do Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho desde 2 de Janeiro de 2019
2 de Janeiro a 31 de Dezembro de 2018 Médica Interna do Ano Comum
Hospital de Braga
ACES do Cávado I – USF Bracara-Augusta
∙ Classificação de “Apto” a todas as residências
Educação e Formação
Setembro de 2011 a Julho de 2017 Mestrado Integrado em Medicina
Escola de Ciências da Saúde – Universidade do Minho
∙ Média de curso: 15 valores
∙ Tese de Mestrado: “Eficácia da Terapêutica nos Doentes com
∙ Prova Nacional de Seriação: 88% realizada em 2017
Congressos e Reuniões Cientificas
∙ III Workshop de Doenças Neurológicas, 16 de Fevereiro de 2018, Organizado pelo Serviço de Neurologia do Hospital de Braga, Auditório do Hospital de Braga (Participação)
∙ IX Jornadas Minhotas de Dermatologia, 23 e 24 de Fevereiro de 2018, realizada na Escola de Medicina, Universidade do Minho (Participação)
∙ XXII Jornadas Nacionais Patient Care, 1 e 2 de Março de 2018, realizada no Tivoli Marina Hotel, Vilamoura (Paticipação)
∙ Mostra de Especialidades Médicas, 7,8 e 9 de Maio de 2018, realizada na Secção Regional do Norte da Ordem dos Médicos no Porto (Participação)
∙ Workshop PAIN EDUCATION, 30 de Março de 2019, duração de 8horas, Fundação Cupertino Miranda, Fundação Grunenthal (Participação)
∙ Curso de Abordagens Cirúrgicas – A Patologia Intracraniana, 3 e 4 de Maio de 2019, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, duração de 20horas (Participação)
Mr Marcel Ivanov MD, PhD, MSc, FRCS is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He is Spinal Lead at the Department of Neurosurgery and Audit Lead for Neurosciences in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. In 2017 he was elected AO SPINE UK Council Officer Neurosurgery and since 2020 he is Chairman of the AO SPINE UK and Ireland.
He developed an interest in minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and a special interest in the treatment of spinal cord tumors as well as image guided surgery of the spine and brain.
Mr Ivanov plays an active role within European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), AO SPINE and EUROSPINE. He was elected EANS IM Committee Member and is a Member of EANS Examination Committee. In 2017 he was elected Chair EANS International Relationships Committee and recently he was elected as UK Training Committee Representative at the EANS. Since 2018 he is the Board Member of the EANS Spine Section.
He is a Member of International Examination Committee for EANS (Neurosurgical Examination Board).
Mr Ivanov dedicates a lot of his time to editorial work and is the Associate Editor for Journal of Spinal Studies and Surgery as well as active reviewer for a number of other journals: Spine; World Neurosurgery, Acta Neurochirurgica, British Medical Journal (BMJ); British Journal of Neurosurgery; International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
1983: M.D.: Medical School in University of Padova, Italy
1984: Orthopedic Clinic of Padova, Spine Surgery Internship and Residency
1989: Orthopedic Clinic of Padova , Specialization in Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgery
1994: Twin Cities Spine Center,
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
1995: Norton Leathermann Spine Center
Louisville, KY (USA)
1996: Pitiè-Salpetriere Hospital,
1997: Center for Spinal Surgery of Bad Klinikum
2006: Seoul Spine Institute, Inje University Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Current Professional Positions
1989- Medical Assistant at the University Orthopedic Clinic of Padova
1994- Vice-Director at the University Orthopedic Clinic of Padova
2000- Director of Orthopedic Unit of Thiene-Schio, Vicenza
2005- Director of Regional Spinal Department
2017- Director of Orthopedic Unit of ‘Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University Hospital, Verona
2018- Director of Regional Hub Center of Spinal Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University Hospital, Verona
Current Academic Positions
1989- 2000: Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University Clinic of Padova
2003- Present: Adjunct Professor of Spinal Surgery at Orthopedic Clinic of Verona
2016- Present: Adjunct Professor of Spinal Surgery at Orthopedic Clinic of Sassari
1984: University of Padova award for the best graduating manuscript: ‘Electric Stimulation of Paravertebral Muscles (SPES) in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis’
2004: Best presentation at the XXVII SICV&GIS Meeting in Naples, ‘Surgical treatment of high dysplastic spondylolisthesis: late outcome.’
2015: Best presentation at the XXXVIII SICV&GIS Meeting in Rome, “Risultati a breve termine di una tecnica mini-invasiva di artrodesi lombare in 40 pazienti affetti da failed back surgery syndrome”
International Journal Of Spine Surgery
Journal Of Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Deformity Journal
European Spine Journal
Global Spine Journal
Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Journal of Osteology and Biomaterials
Evidence Base Spine Journal
Sphera Medical Journal
Member of ISASS Board of Directors, and in presidential line (2022)
Member Of SICOT Spine Committee (2021)
Past Member of AOSIB as Member Representative Chair (2017-2019)
OTHER RELEVANT ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIP
2016-Present: Member of AOFoundation Trustees
2017-Present: SRS Member of Translation Committee
2017-Present: EUROSPINE co-chair of
Advanced Course MODULE
Revisions and Complications Management
EUROSPINE Education Committee
2010-2013 Member of board of AOSEU
2010-2016 Member of board of Directors of SOLAS
Attending Spine Surgeon
University Spine Center
Mount Sinai – West
New York, NY USA
Morristown Medical Center
Morristown NJ USA
Michael Y Wang
Dr. Wang was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and spent his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. He then attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California where received both his BS and MD degrees. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California/LA County General Hospital and Fellowship at the University of Miami under Drs. Barth Green and Allan Levi. He then went on to become the Spine Program Director and Spine Fellowship Director at the USC. In 2007 he moved to South Florida and currently serves as a Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is the Director of Neurosurgery at University of Miami Hospital and the Spine Fellowship Director.
Dr. Wang has been an advocate for neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons. He was elected to the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Executive Committee in 2003, and in the AANS he has served as Local Host for the 2010 Annual Meeting, on the Member Benefits Committee, the Joint Sponsorship Committee, the AANS Development Committee, the International Committee, and the Scientific Program Committee. In the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves he has served as Chair of the Committees on Publications, Education, Fellowship, and Exhibits. He has been Scientific Program Chair, Annual Meeting Chair, Treasurer, and Chair. In the CNS he has served as the Membership Chair and Public Relations Chair. He has been Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons (SUNS). Within the North American Spine Society (NASS) he served as the Chair of the MIP (minimally invasive procedures). He has served in numerous other leadership roles in the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), the USA Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society, and the International Spine Study Group (ISSG).
Dr. Wang sat on several editorial review boards, including Neurosurgery, The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, World Neurosurgery, Acta Neurochirurgica, Spinal Cord, the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Neurosurgical Focus, Contemporary Spine Surgery, and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. His research and clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal deformity, new technologies, ERAS, robotics, and spinal cord injury biomarkers. He has edited 12 medical textbooks and authored over 600 publications in the medical literature, over 200 of which are peer-reviewed.
President of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society 2013-2021
President of the Croatian Society for Medical Expertise 2013-2021
Assistant secretary of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies,
Board Member- Audit and Governance; European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) 2019-2021
2nd Vice president of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2017-2019
Member of Training Committee of the EANS 2006-2021
Head of the Clinic of Neurosurgery
Deputy Director of University Hospital Pirogov
National Consultant in Neurosurgery at Ministry of Health
Vice President of the Bulgarian Medical Association
President of the Bulgarian Society of Neurosurgery
Professor, MD, PhD, DMSc
Vice Director and Chairman of spinal neurosurgical department at Burdenko Neurosurgical Center, Moscow, Corresponding member of Russian Academy of sciences, Board Member of the EANS , President Elect of the Russian association of spinal surgeons, Member of the board of Russian association of Neurosurgeons.
Coordenador de Neurocirurgia, Hospital Lusíadas Porto / Assistente Hospitalar Graduado, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia Espinho/ Fulbrigth Fellow Tesoureiro da Sociedade de Pesquisa da Coluna Cervical CSRS– E/ Membro da Junta Diretora do Comitê Espinhal Federação Mundial de Sociedades Neurocirúrgicas (WFNS)/Editor de boletim informativo do WFNS Spine
Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is the Joan O’Reilly Endowed Professor in Spinal Surgery. He serves as the Director of the Cervical Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program, Co-Director of the UCSF Spine Center, and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Mummaneni specializes in complex cervical spine surgery for C1-2 pathologies and instability, cervicothoracic kyphosis, cervical myelopathy and in minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, thoracolumbar stenosis, adult spinal kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal tumors, and spinal trauma.
Dr. Mummaneni was board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2005 and currently serves as an ABNS scholar (spine focused examiner) for the Oral Board Exam.
Since 2005 he has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America every year. He has also been named a San Francisco Super Doctor by the San Francisco Chronicle, a Top Doctor by Marin Magazine, and a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He is internationally recognized for his work on cervical kyphosis and minimally invasive approaches to spinal deformity surgery and spinal tumors. He has been invited as the honored guest lecturer at numerous international meetings on six continents. He was one of the first neurosurgeons elected to active membership in the Scoliosis Research Society and was also the first neurosurgeon to win the Scoliosis Research Society’s Edgar Dawson Memorial Scholarship as well as the SRS Travelling Fellowship Award.
He is the editor of seven textbooks including: Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Man-agement, Handbook of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Spine Surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges, Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques, Spinal Deformity: A Case Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications, and Handbook of Neurosurgery and Neurology and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Profes- sionals.
Dr. Mummaneni served as the 2013 President of the San Francisco Neurological Society. He also served as a Director at Large for the Scoliosis Research Society from 2014-2016. In 2015-2016, he served as the Chair of the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. In 2016-2017, he served as President of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Mummaneni completed his term as editor in chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine in 2017. He is now serving as the Vice-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published over 400 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center (since December/2020)
Education & Training
• Neurosurgery Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL (2010-2015) o Program director: Vincent C. Traynelis, MD
o Spine deformity rotation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA (2014)
▪ Director: Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD
• Ph.D., Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2007-2011)
o Thesis: “The human intervertebral disc: morphology and aging”
• Complex and Minimally-invasive Spine Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL (2009-2010)
▪ Director: Vincent C. Traynelis, MD
• Neurosurgery Residency, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2003-2008)
• M.D., Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997-2002)
o Edmundo Vasconcellos Prize, 2002
NEUROCIRURGIÃO – HOSPITAL VILA NOVA DE GAIA – PORTUGAL
Vincent Traynelis received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, where he also completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery. Following residency, Dr. Traynelis was a member of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa for 20 years, rising to the rank of Professor. He joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in 2009 where he is currently the A. Watson Armour and Sarah Armour Presidential Professor, Director of the Spine Service, and Vice Chair of the Department. He is the Director of both the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship and the Neurosurgery Residency Program.
Dr. Traynelis has an active clinical practice that solely focuses on surgery of the cervical spine and craniovertebral junction. Working in this region, he specializes in complex spine surgery, spinal deformity, spinal arthroplasty, spinal reconstruction, spinal tumors, and spinal cord tumors.
He is a Past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Cervical Spine Research Society, and Past Chairperson of the Joint Section of Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He was a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery for 6 years and served as the Vice Chair of the ABNS in 2014 – 2015.
Dr. Traynelis has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 80 chapters, four books and over 200 editorials. He has been the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. Traynelis also serves on the editorial boards of Neurosurgery, Spine, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Operative Techniques, Global spine Journal, and the Journal of Clinical Neurology, Neurosurgery and Spine.. Traynelis’ research interests include cervical spine surgery, spinal infections, operative monitoring and spinal biomechanics. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Traynelis holds a number of patents for cervical spine devices.
PhD Neurosurgery, Introducing new implants and imaging techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis, University Leiden,
19th of November 2014
Board exam Neurosurgery, November 2014
MSc Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam, December 2012
Doctor of Medicine, University of Utrecht, August 2007
Leading consultant neurosurgeon, The Hague Medical Center Haaglanden and Haga Teaching Hospital, The
Netherlands (Since January 2017). Board member and vice chairman of the University Neurosurgical Center
Holland (Leiden – The Hague).
Consultant neurosurgeon, The Hague Medical Center Haaglanden and HAGA Medical Center, The Netherlands (Since
Epidemiologist Leiden University Medical Center (Since December 2014)
Neurosurgical resident, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands (March 2008 till December 2014)
– Over 1500 surgeries, of which over 1000 as primary neurosurgeon (e.g. 25 aneurysm clippings, 10
cerebellar-pontine-angle schwannomas and 10 cranial-cervical fixations).
Neurology resident (part of neurosurgical resident training program), Leiden University Medical Centre, The
Netherlands (January 2010 till July 20100
Neurosurgical resident in training, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (January till April 2013)
Neurosurgical resident in training, Medical Centre Westeinde, The Hague, The Netherlands (September 2009 till
Neurosurgical resident, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands (September 2007 – March 2008)
Dutch National Association of Medical Residents (“De Jonge Orde”)
– From March 2010 board member; from March 2011 Chairman
– Dutch resident representative in resident programs and Ministry of Health committees
– National representative for Dutch residents in The Dutch Medical Society board meetings
Dr. Ghogawala is Chairman of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
He is the past chair of the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section. He is the current Secretary for the North American Spine Society (NASS).
His work on comparative effectiveness research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has recently completed a multi-center RCT on ventral versus dorsal approaches for CSM.