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LSUHS hosts renowned neurosurgeon at 2022 Smith Spine Symposium

by BIZ Magazine

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery will host the 2022 Smith Spine Symposium Friday, February 25, 2022. The keynote speaker, Dr. K. Daniel Riew of Weill Cornell and Columbia University, will deliver a morning lecture entitled, “Cervical Arthroplasty and the Next 10 Years in Cervical Spine Treatment,” and direct a hands-on lab experience in the afternoon session.

Dr. Riew is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in Neurological Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell College as well as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Cervical Spine Surgery and Co-Director of Spine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University. He is an internationally recognized expert in cervical spine disorders and is one of only 2-3 spine surgeons in the world to limit his practice entirely to the cervical spine. His patient roster includes celebrities, athletes, and world leaders. Dr. Riew has advanced skills and training in both minimally invasive procedures performed on an outpatient basis and complex revision surgeries and deformity corrections. He has performed more surgical procedures on the cervical spine than almost any other surgeon in the world.

The 2022 Smith Spine Symposium will consist of a morning session, 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., in the Zadeck Conference Center located on the ground floor of LSU Health Shreveport and an afternoon hands-on lab session, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., held in the SPARTA Lab located on the 9th floor of LSU Health Shreveport.

The Smith Spine Symposium is named in honor of Dr. Donald Smith and his wife, Kathryn. Dr. Smith is a clinical professor in the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery and a pillar in the neurosurgical community in the Shreveport-Bossier area having established the first neurosurgical service at LSU Health Shreveport in 1977.

This symposium is a free CME event that presents a multi-disciplinary approach needed for the care and treatment of patients with neurosurgical spine deformities and the best current practices and future treatment options.

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