SRS Newsletter
June 2013
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Fellowship Committee Report

Laurel Blakemore, MD Fellowship Committee Chair

Laurel C. Blakemore, MD

The Committee thoroughly reviews Candidate, Associate and Active applications twice a year providing their recommendations to the Board of Directors (BOD) for final approval at the September and March BOD meetings.

Our Fellowship continues to grow at a gradual pace with very enthusiastic and qualified individuals. We are pleased to announce our new 2013 Fellows.


Candidates (55):

Marc A. Agulnick, MD
Rodrigo A. Amaral, MD
Dheera Ananthakrishnan, MD
Lindsay M. Andras, MD
Paloma Bas Hermida, MD
S. Samuel Bederman, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD
Benjamin R. Cohen, MD, FAANS, FACS
Satoru Demura, MD
Meric Enercan, MD
Michael J. Faloon, MD, MS
Charla R. Fischer, MD
Nicholas D. Fletcher, MD
Kai-Ming Gregory Fu, MD, PhD
Diana Glaser, PhD
Matthew A. Halanski, MD
Katsumi Harimaya, MD
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Antonio Hurtado, MD
Steven W. Hwang, MD
Brice Ilharreborde, MD, PhD
Michael B. Johnson, MD
Nima Kabirian, MD
Han Jo Kim, MD
Jean-Christophe A. Leveque, MD
G. Ying Li, MD
Marios G. Lykissas, MD, PhD
Addisu Mesfin, MD
Hideki Murakami, MD, PhD
Jambuladinne Naresh-Babu, MD
Chris J. Neal, MD
Edward K. Nomoto, MD
Gabriel Piza Vallespir, MD, PhD
Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD
Miguel H. Puigdevall, MD
Bangping Qian, MD
Kristen E. Radcliff, MD
Ra'Kerry K. Rahman, MD
Paulo Josť Silva Ramos, MD
Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH
Denis Sakai, MD
Ricardo Acacio Santos, MD
Shoji Seki, MD, PhD
Krzysztof B. Siemionow, MD
Paul Stanton, DO
Hui-Ren Tao, MD, PhD
Luis Eduardo Carelli Teixeira Da Silva, MD, MSC
Senthilnathan Thirugnana Sambandam, MBBS, MS (Ortho)
Per D. Trobisch, MD
Bekir Yavuz Ucar, MD
Akin Ugras, MD
Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, MD, MSc
Eugene Wong, MD, MS
Shu-Hua Yang, MD, PhD
Jim A. Youssef, MD

Associates (3):

Abla M. Hamed, PhD
Marjolaine Roy-Beaudry, M.Sc
Isabelle Turgeon, B.Sc.

Special congratulations to our new Active Fellows (53) who have successfully completed the five-year Candidate process and are now voting members.

Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH Mark A. Barry, MD
Saumyajit Basu, MD
Shay Bess, MD
Patrick P. Bosch, MD
Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Patrick Cahill, MD
Michelle S. Caird, MD
Mladen Djurasovic, MD
Robert K. Eastlack, MD
Salah Fallatah, MD
Aruna Ganju, MD
Shawn R. Gilbert, MD
Hubert Lee Gooch, Jr., MD
Jonathan N. Grauer, MD
James S. Harrop, MD
Kyoichi Hasegawa, MD, PhD
Martin J. Herman, MD
Richard Hostin, MD
Enrique Izquierdo, MD
Hak-Sun Kim, MD
Wael Koptan, MD
Anant Kumar, MD
Robert Labrom, MD
Frank La Marca, MD
Ming Li, MD
Mark D. Locke, MD
Anis Mekhail, MD
Hooman M. Melamed, MD
Andrew W. Moulton, MD
Daniel S. Mulconrey, MD
Ian W. Nelson, MB, BS, MCh Orth, FRCS
Vikas V. Patel, MD
Ferran Pellisť Urquiza, MD, PhD
Peter S. Rose, MD
Yutaka Sasao, MD
Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD
Alpaslan Senkoylu, MD
Jeffrey Scott Shilt, MD
Jochen P. Son-Hing, MD, FRCSC
Jonathan R. Stieber, MD
Sanjeev Suratwala, MD
Katsushi Takeshita, MD
Kent Vincent, MD
Michael G. Vitale, MD
Surya Prakash Rao Voleti, MS, DNB
Camden Whitaker, MD
Klane K. White, MD, MSc
Yat Wa Wong, MD
Walid K. Yassir, MD
Burt Yaszay, MD
Xuesong Zhang, MD
Yonggang Zhang, MD

New Active Fellows accepted through the Fast Track program (7).

Benny Dahl, MD
Marcel F. Dvorak, MD, FRCSC
Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD
Luis Eduardo Munhoz da Rocha, MD
S. Rajasekaran, MD, PhD
Thanh Van Vo, MD, PhD

New Emeritus Fellows (13):

David D. Aronsson, MD
Alvin H. Crawford, MD
Jean-Pierre C. Farcy, MD
Barney L. Freeman, III, MD
Glen M. Ginsburg, MD
William A. Herndon, MD
John A. Herring, MD
Dan E. Mason, MD
Paul W. Pavlov, MD, PhD
Kent A. Reinker, MD
Albert E. Sanders, MD
Earl Austin Stanley, Jr., MD
Dennis R. Wenger, MD

Fellowship Statistics

Fellowship  Count 2007 2008 2009 10/2010 5/2011 1/2012 3/2012 1/2013 5/2013
Active 434 459 487 508 518 523 537 568 583
Candidate 225 242 271 288 286 284 289 272 282
Associate 33 46 74 72 70 71 74 81 81
International 111 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emeritus 186 201 211 221 233 234 237 240 246
Honorary 12 11 10 12 12 12 12 12 11
Total 1001 998 1053 1101 1119 1124 1149 1173 1203

In late 2003, the SRS announced that the membership would be expanded to allow inclusion of qualified neurosurgery colleagues interested in spinal deformity. Prior to that time, only three orthopaedics/neurosurgeons were active in the society, who came in under the orthopaedic track. The 2004 neurosurgeon candidate class successfully completed their five year term, applied and became Active Fellows of the SRS under the new guidelines. With the inclusion of the class of 2013, the total number of neurosurgeons who have achieved active membership status in the society will reach 43.

Neurosurgeons Prior to 2004 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Members 3 5 3 4 3 3 6 3 2 2 9 43

Neurosurgeons  
Candidate 25
Active 16
Emeritus 2

The SRS continues to promote international participation and membership. As of 2013 we will achieve 27% total participation from members outside of North America.

COUNTRY

Active Member

Associate Member

Candidate Member

Emeritus Member

Honorary Member

Total

 

OUS

N. America

Argentina 4   5 3   12   12  
Australia 3 1 2 3 1 10   10  
Austria 1 1   1   3   3  
Belgium       1   1   1  
Bosnia and Herzegovina     1     1   1  
Brazil 4   6 2   12   12  
Canada 17 4 5 11 1 38     38
Czech Republic     1     1   1  
Denmark 2   1     3   3  
Egypt 4 1 4     9   9  
Finland   2 1     3   3  
France 5 1 4 2 2 14   14  
Germany 3 2 2 2 1 10   10  
Greece 3 1 1 2   7   7  
Hong Kong 1 2   1   4   4  
Hungary 1         1   1  
India 4   3     7   7  
Argentina 4   5 3   12   12  
Australia 3 1 2 3 1 10   10  
Austria 1 1   1   3   3  
Belgium       1   1   1  
Bosnia and Herzegovina     1     1   1  
Brazil 4   6 2   12   12  
Canada 17 4 5 11 1 38     38
Czech Republic     1     1   1  
Denmark 2   1     3   3  
Egypt 4 1 4     9   9  
Finland   2 1     3   3  
France 5 1 4 2 2 14   14  
Germany 3 2 2 2 1 10   10  
Greece 3 1 1 2   7   7  
Hong Kong 1 2   1   4   4  
Hungary 1         1   1  
India 4   3     7   7  
Iran 2   1     3   3  
Ireland   1   1   2   2  
Israel 1   1 2   4   4  
Italy 6 1 1 2   10   10  
Japan 19 4 22 7   52   52  
Korea 10 7 8     25   25  
Lebanon 1 1       2   2  
Luxembourg     1     1   1  
Malaysia 1   2     3   3  
Mexico 1 1 3 1   6     6
Netherlands 2     4   6   6  
New Zealand 3   2 1   6   6  
Palestine     1     1   1  
Panama       1   1   1  
Peoples Republic of China 11   3   1 15   15  
Poland       1   1   1  
Saudi Arabia 1   1     2   2  
Singapore 2 1 1 2   6   6  
South Africa   1 2     3   3  
Spain 8   4     12   12  
Sweden 1     1   2   2  
Switzerland 2 2 1 3   8   8  
Taiwan 1   1 1   3   3  
Thailand 1 1       2   2  
Turkey 6 2 7 1   16   16  
Ukraine     4     4   4  
United Arab Emirates     3     3   3  
United Kingdom 6 2 11 8 1 28   28  
United States 445 42 164 181 4 836     836
Uruguay       1   1   1  
Vietnam 1         1   1  
Yemen     2     2   2  
Total 583 81 282 246 11 1203   323 880
                27% 73%

Fast Track to Active Fellowship:
The SRS would like to offer senior surgeons who have made a significant contribution to spinal deformity an opportunity to become SRS members through an accelerated approach. The Fast Track option will bypass the five year candidate period and offer an Active Fellowship, if all prerequisites are met. This option will expire June 30, 2014. Application deadlines are December 1 and June 30 of every year.  

If you know of a senior spine surgeon who would be interested, please have them contact Nilda Toro, Membership Manager at ntoro@srs.org.

For more fast track details visit: http://www.srs.org/professionals/membership/fast_track_approach_to_active_fellowship.htm

Morbidity and Mortality:
Thank you to all who submitted their 2012 online M&M report. Dr. Burton, M&M Committee Chair, will present the findings during one of the business meetings at the Annual Meeting & Course in Lyon, France.

The M&M site for the 2013 reporting year is already open. The same data will be collected in 2013. Please make sure to stay ahead and enter your M&M data quarterly.

Our M&M data is available to you for your own research through a Request for Proposal that is located on the Members-Only section of the SRS website under Morbidity and Mortality.

Membership Dues:

  • You will not be allowed to register for SRS meetings if your dues are not paid. 
  • Dues paid at IMAST or Annual Meeting will be charged a 20% late fee. 
  • Dues can be paid online at www.srs.org on the Members-Only section of the website.

Special Member Benefits:

  • Access to the “Members-Only” section of our website to view:
    • Past meeting sessions
    • On-line E-Text that covers many interesting and helpful topics
    • Our historical archives
    • Quarterly on-line newsletters
    • Global Outreach Lecture Depository
    • Leadership opportunities through committee involvement
    • Be listed on our physician locator
    • Reduced meeting registration for the Annual Meetings & International Meeting on Advance Spine Techniques “IMAST”,
    • Spine Deformity, the Official Journal of the SRS (mailed to you quarterly)
    • Network with the premier spine professionals from around the world

Respectfully submitted,

Laurel Blakemore, Committee Chair
Nilda Toro, SRS Liaison

Committee Chair: Laurel Blakemore, MD Committee Members: Hilalli Nordeen, FRCS, Douglas Burton, MD Munish C. Gupta, MD and Carlos Tello, MD.