Mission Statement

The American College of Spine Surgery was organized in 1999 with Charles D. Ray serving as the founding president.
The College was created with the following objectives:

  • to promote suitable and appropriate education and training in the field of spine surgery;
  • to sponsor suitable and appropriate educational programs in the field of spine surgery; and
  • to accredit suitable and appropriate residency and fellowship training programs in the field of spine surgery.

Corey Wallach, M.D.
ACSS Spine Surgeons Aid Poor in Mexico
Dr. Dennis Cramer and Dr. Haider share their skills to help in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Meeting Co-Chairs

  Adam Shimer, M.D.  Paul Gause, M.D.  

Latest News

Here are 11 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.

Amazing Charts, a West Warwick, R.I.-based developer of EHRs and practice management systems, offered five health IT predictions for 2017.

David Pillsbury left his role as Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute's CEO on Nov. 30, 2016, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported.

Business Journal named Anthony Gioia a 2016 CFO of the Year, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. Business Journal has honored high-performing financial executives for the past decade.

Ten spine surgeons weigh in on experimental therapies and how they handle discussions with patients who want to try some of these therapies.

At least three physician groups in Minnesota, including Midwest Spine & Brain Institute, have received a letter from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota notifying them they'd been dropped from the Blue Cross network. The letter was unsigned and didn't give a reason for terminating the contract.

A higher percentage of physicians feel it's acceptable to hide a clinical mistake today than they did even two years ago, according to a Medscape report.

Robert Watkins, MD, a Marina del Rey, Calif.-based spine surgeon, performed spine surgeon on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, according to a Providence Journal report.

Here are four spine and neurosurgeons in the headlines for the week ending on Dec. 2, 2016.

Each year, spine specialists contribute patient education content to www.Spine-health.com, which is read by more than 200 million of patients struggling with neck and back conditions. This sizable audience is proof of the positive impact that physicians can have when patient education is done right.