Anthony Asher, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, N.C., has been named the director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Thomas Faciszewski, MD, has been honored with the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society, given for contributions to the art and science of spinal disorder management through service to NASS.
Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center Ziya Gokaslan, MD, performed spine surgery on Baltimore Orioles pitcher Nolan Reimold.
University College Cork in Ireland paid tribute to alumnus Patrick O'Leary, MD, a spine surgeon with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who received the hospital's lifetime achievement award earlier this year and previously served as its chief of the spine service.
The Scoliosis Research Society recently honored Peter Newton, MD, with the 2012 Whitecloud Award for Best Science Paper for his paper titled "Three Dimensional Visualization of the Intervertebral Disc: The Effects of Growth Modulation."
Director of neurosurgery for South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., Stephen T. Onesti, MD, has been appointed to the Nassau County Medical Society board of directors.
Spine surgeons David W. Polly, MD, and Stefan Parent, MD, have received the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Prospective Clinical Research Grant for Spine Care.
Madhavan Pisharodi, MD, a neurosurgeon and owner of Pisharodi Surgical Clinic in Brownville, Texas, was awarded the Malayalee Achievers Award from the World Malayalee Council for advancements in the field of spine surgery, after securing 25 patents mostly dealing with spinal issues.
Anthony Rinella, MD, a spine surgeon and founder of Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center in Homer Glen, has received the Scoliosis Research Society's Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award for his work with SpineHope, a non-profit organization he co-founded.
Robert Watkins Jr., MD, performed spine surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Sellers.
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