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

James Andrews, MD, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine confirmed an initial diagnosis on Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Xavier Cedeno's left arm, according to CBS Sports.

Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center awarded Freddie Fu, MD, of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine the Pioneer of Sports Medicine Award, according to Gwinnett Daily Post.

Aditya Patel, MD, joined New York City-based Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center.

Female athletes are much more prone to suffer sports-related concussions than men are, according to a Columbia University study covered in Mescape.

Members of the medical device industry continue to staunchly advocate for the device tax's repeal and have explored several avenues to achieve their goal in the process, according to JD Supra.

Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Israel used Siemens' Artis Zeego and Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System to perform spine surgery. It was the first time the two robotic technologies have been used in tandem for spine surgery.

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Despite huge profits in 2016 for Zimmer Biomet, the company experienced a production slowdown as it worked on quality and manufacturing systems issues related to integrating Biomet after acquiring the company in 2015, according to a Journal Gazette report.

Monarch Medical Group, a California-based practice management company, is embroiled in a kickback scheme that could lead to prison time for 21 physicians, according to Medscape.

A new study published in The Spine Journal examines how liberal blood transfusion affects spine surgery patient outcomes and costs.