Global Spine Diploma Community

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Are you ready to elevate your expertise in spine surgery and join a global network of professionals dedicated to advancing spinal health? Our Global Spine Diploma Program is the premier destination for surgeons seeking to deepen their knowledge, enhance their skills, and connect with a vibrant community of peers and mentors.
Atiq Uz-Zaman

“We, the Global Spine Diploma Program team, are committed to cultivate the next generation of leading spine surgeons worldwide, ensuring a legacy of proficiency, innovation, and global impact.”

Atiq Uz Zaman, Chairperson Global Spine Diploma Program 

Meet Our Esteemed Faculty

Our program boasts an exceptional faculty comprising world-renowned spine surgeons, researchers, and educators. Each member of our faculty brings a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching, ensuring that you receive the highest quality education and mentorship.

Celebrating Our Recent Graduates

Join us in celebrating the achievements of our recent graduates! Our alumni are making significant strides in the field of spine surgery, and we are proud to highlight their accomplishments. Learn about their journeys, the impact they are making in their respective regions, and how the Global Spine Diploma Program has propelled their careers to new heights.

From Graduates to Faculty: Get to know their stories

Learn about their journeys, the impact they are making in their respective regions, and how the Global Spine Diploma Program has propelled their careers to new heights.

F Rawagah

“The Global Spine Diploma Program curriculum provided me with an extremely rewarding and enriching experience. It systemically organizes information, bridges knowledge gaps, creates a foundation of evidence, provides bases for problem resolution along with expanded options, and gives ongoing feedback.”

Dr. Feras Rawagah
Alkarak, Jordan


M S Hamid

“The Global Spine Diploma Program provides an in-depth understanding of complex spinal conditions, surgical techniques, and emerging trends, keeping surgeons at the forefront of their field. It fosters collaboration, knowledge exchange, and access to resources through interactions with fellow spine surgeons, researchers, and industry professionals. The comprehensive curriculum, expert faculty, and networking benefits contribute significantly to a surgeon's lifelong education, enhancing skills, promoting professional development, and ultimately improving patient care outcomes.”

Dr. Muhammad Siddique Hamid
Lahore, Pakistan


Brenda Verger

“The Global Spine Diploma Program granted me access to new work and studies and allowed me to collaborate and discuss specific problems with internationally renowned surgeons. The most valuable aspect was the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with professionals from different countries, enriching my perspective and approach to addressing challenges in the field. As a faculty member, I found the exchange of ideas and knowledge with colleagues and students extremely enriching, with the diversity of perspectives and experiences being particularly valuable in my teaching and learning process.”

Dr. Brenda Verger
Rosario, Argentina



T Adeyemi

“I joined the Global Spine Diploma Program to gain a global perspective on spinal conditions and learn from experienced faculty in a supportive environment where I could freely discuss challenging cases. It significantly enhanced my knowledge through diverse clinical discussions and fostered lasting friendships with fellow participants. The flexibility to learn at my own pace was invaluable, and the live case discussions bridged theory with real-world practice, offering practical insights from expert facilitators. As a faculty member this semester, I've appreciated how assuming this role has deepened my understanding of adult learning and enriched my skills in guiding a diverse group of surgeons toward educational success.”

Dr. Taofeek Adeyemi
Lagos state, Nigeria


Global Spine Diploma Exam

The AO Spine Global Spine Diploma Exam certifies experienced spine surgeons' knowledge in managing spinal disorders. It comprises a two-part online exam: 60 multiple-choice questions and six live-case oral discussions. The AO Spine Global Spine Diploma Exam certifies experienced spine surgeons' knowledge in managing spinal disorders. It comprises a two-part online exam: 60 multiple-choice questions and six live-case oral discussions.

Applications for the Global Spine Diploma Exam are currently closed. Interested candidates can sign up here to be notified when the exam reopens.

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Contact us at globalspinediploma@aospine.org.

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