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 six spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.

The FDA cleared Frisco, Texas-based 4WEB Medical's Lateral Spine Truss System.

Spine surgeons are continually facing dwindling reimbursement and payers are throwing more roadblocks their way. The claims process is often a trying experience, and can seem quite hopeless after hour-long phone calls and no money coming in the door.

PinnacleHealth opened its Surgery Optimization Clinic to serve high-risk patients, according to Newswise.

Wilmington, N.C.-based OrthoWilmington; Asheville, N.C.-based Blue Ridge Bone and Joint; Alexander, N.C.-based Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists; and Durham, N.C.-based Triangle Orthopaedic Associates have joined together to form a new practice — EmergeOrtho.

Vista, Calif.-based DJO Global reported its financial results for the second quarter, ending July 1.

Technavio, a global technology research and advisory company, projects the global osteosynthesis devices market will experience steady growth from 2016 to 2026.

Zimmer Biomet reported second quarter sales increased 65 percent over the same period last year, but the net loss for the quarter was also increased.

Orthofix received regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its the PHOENIX Minimally Invasive Spinal Fixation System.

Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for July 28, 2016.