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Thomas Mroz:

The role of the spine surgeon in medical education

Mohamed Abdel-Wanis:

Germán Ochoa Traveling Fellowship— Mohamed Abdel-Wanis wins over Kenyan Spine Surgeons

Rushama Tandon:

Diversity is always an advantage

Satish Rudrappa:

The importance of lifelong learning

Fengzeng Jian:

Leading the development of spine neurosurgery in China

Franziska Schmidt:

Everybody brings something to the table: What to make of regional differences in spine surgeon education?

Jin-Sung (Luke) Kim:

Family first—how it turned into the best career decision

Waeel Hamouda:

Voices for change: celebrating diversity within the AO

Hans Jörg Meisel:

The spark that ignites young surgeons' passion for research

Christina and James Wright:

The perfect balancing act of two Spine fellows

Daniel Sciubba:

When augmented reality became reality

Raphaële Charest-Morin:

Careers in research—inspiring the next generation of spine surgeons

S. Rajasekaran:

Busting the myth of work-life balance

Aneela Darbar:

‘We are all spine surgeons’—a message to aspiring spine surgeons

Emiliano Vialle:

At a personal crossroads, tough decisions on priorities

Mohammad El-Sharkawi:

Why AO Spine is family

Serena S Hu, Christina Goldstein, Yu-Mi Ryang:

Time to shine a light on gender diversity

Charles Fisher:

Delivering best outcome for patients with teamwork, leadership, and ethics

Asdrubal Falavigna:

Helping people achieve their dreams

YH Yau:

Patient first: Surgery is just one part of the picture


S. Rajasekaran (India)

AO Spine Chairperson

Daniel K. Riew (USA)

Past AO Spine Chairperson

Darrel Brodke (USA)

Chairperson AO Spine North America

Roger Härtl (USA)

Leader AO Spine Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) Task Force

Rodrigo Navarro-Rodriguez (Mexico)

AO Spine Member

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