L.E.A.D. Program
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About L.E.A.D. SRS

L.E.A.D. SRS is a new leadership development program aimed at preparing the next generation of leaders to make significant contributions to the Society and the field of spinal deformity. This year-long program provides a cohort of individuals the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the SRS and how to be an impactful leader.

Skill sets that will be covered in this program include:

  • Leading in the SRS
  • Coaching
  • Communication with Stakeholders
  • Teams
  • Owning Your Leadership
  • Marketing - Your Brand & Communication within the SRS
  • Wellness
  • Diversity
  • Leading a Research Team

2024 L.E.A.D. Members

Marinus de Kleuver, MD, PhD

Laurel C. Blakemore, MD
President elect

Suken A. Shah, MD
Vice President
Serena S. Hu, MD
Past President I 
Christopher I. Shaffrey Sr., MD
Past President II

 Helping our members develop leadership skills, both within our society and for their home institutions, is rewarding for them as well as improveing the future of SRS. the L.E.A.D program will enhance these skills, while tapping on the experience of our current and past leaders.  -- Serena Hu, 2022-23 President