Gunnar Andersson, MD, a spine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago recently received the Orthopaedic Research Society's Alfred R. Shands Jr., MD, Award and Lecture.
Charlotte N.C.-based Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates' Anthony Asher, MD, is the new director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD, chief of the scoliosis service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and founder and president of Orthopedics and Complex Spine, helped open an orthopedic and spine hospital in Ghana, Africa.
The Cervical Spine Research Society named Michael G. Fehlins, MD, president, K. Daniel Riew, MD, president elect and Bruce V. Darden, II, MD, vice president.
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery named Steven Garfin, MD, its president for 2012 to 2013.
Spine specialist Stephen T. Onesti, MD, is the new director of neurosurgery at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y.
Brownsville, Texas-based spine surgeon Madhavan Pisharodi, MD, received an award from the World Malayalee Council for advancing spine surgery.
Co-Director of the University of Virginia Spine Center in Charlottesville, Justin Smith, MD, received the Edgar G. Dawson Visiting Fellowship from the Scoliosis Research Society.
Chief of the spine section in the department of orthopedic surgery at The George Washington University Hospital, Warren D. Yu, MD, is the new president of the Federation of Spine Associations.