June 2017

Fellowship Committee Update

Hee Kit Wong, MD
Fellowship Committee Chair

The Fellowship Committee has been busy since the Annual Meeting in Prague. We have had the pleasure of welcoming the 2017 class of 42 Candidate Members and three Associate Members to SRS. Of the 42 Candidate Members there are 17 from outside the United States and all 3 of the Associate Members are from outside the USA. During the past year we have also approved 20 Candidate Members for Active status in the society and five of those members are from outside of the United States.

With the December cycle we accepted our first Senior Candidate Member. Senior Candidate Members have higher requirements to apply for membership including a minimum of 20 years spinal deformity experience and a status of full professorship or chief of a spinal division at their institution. As a Senior Candidate Member, there is a shortened two year candidacy term to become an Active Member and in that time they must serve on a committee, submit an abstract, attend an SRS meeting and submit their annual M&M reports.

This year we also implemented an online candidate status report that can be accessed at any time by our Candidate Members to help them stay up to date with their requirements for Active Membership. So far the feedback from the Candidate Members has been very good about the site, stating that they appreciate the ability to check their status more than once a year.

We are pleased to announce our new 2017 Candidate, Associate, Active, and Emeritus Fellows:

New Candidate Fellows (42):

  • Theodore Andrew Belanger, MD, Rockwall, TX, USA
  • Gustavo B L Azevedo, BRAZIL
  • Fábio Ferri-de-Barros, MD, MSc, FSBOT, CANADA
  • Frank T. Gerow, MD, Houston, TX, USA
  • Alderico Girão Campos De Barros, BRAZIL
  • Mari Louise Groves, MD NEURO, Baltimore, USA
  • Daniel G. Hoernschemeyer, MD, Columbia, MO, USA
  • Manish K. Kasliwal, MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Darren Lui, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Emmanuel N. Menga, MD, NEW YORK, NY, USA
  • Rod J. Oskouian, Jr., MD NEURO, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Michael D. Paloski, DO, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Raphael R. Pratali, BRAZIL
  • Rodrigo G. Remondino, ARGENTINA
  • Tsuyoshi Sakuma, MD, PhD, JAPAN
  • Ajoy Prasad Shetty, MS Orth, INDIA
  • Hany AG Soliman, MD, EGYPT/CANADA
  • Walter H. Truong, MD, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Dominick A. Tuason, MD, Englishtown, NJ, USA
  • Chung Chek Wong, MD, MALAYSIA
  • Ratko Yurac, Sr., MD, CHILE
  • Matthew D Abbott, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, USA             
  • Ioannis Avramis, MD, Plano, TX, USA
  • Turgut Akgul, MD, Turkey
  • Keith Bachmann, MD, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Hongda Bao, MD, PhD, Nanjing, China
  • Jaehwan Cho, MD, Korea
  • Lindsay M. Crawford, MD, Houston, TX, USA
  • Christian P. DiPaola, MD, Worcester, MA, USA
  • Sabrina Donzelli MD, Italy
  • Michael J. Hartman, MD, Goshen, IN, USA
  • Kristen Jones, MD, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Venu M. Nemani, MD, PhD, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Hazem Nicola, MD, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Zeeshan M. Sardar, MD, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Byron F. Stephens, MD, Decatur, GA, USA
  • Jay D. Turner, MD, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Kushagara Verma, MD, MS, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Scott Yang, MD, Portland, OR, USA, USA
  • Shriraz Younas, MD, Houston, TX, USA
  • Qianyu Zhuang, MD, China
  • Aroldo Carlos Legarreta, MD, ARGENTINA - Senior Candidate Fellow

New Associate Fellow:

  • Eric C. Parent, MD, CANADA
  • Chintan A. Pancholi-Parekh, DPT, Totowa, NJ, USA
  • Ronald P. Tangente, MD, FPOA, PHILIPPINES

Congratulations to our (20) new Active Fellows, who have successfully completed the five-year Candidate process!

  • Robert L. Brady, MD, Norwalk, CT, USA
  • Haemish A. Crawford, FRACS, NEW ZEALAND
  • Tsutomu Akazawa, MD, JAPAN
  • Paul D. Choi, MD, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Antony J F Field, FRACS, NEW ZEALAND
  • Martin Gehrchen, MD, PhD, DENMARK
  • Shunji Tsutsui, MD, PhD, JAPAN
  • Gregory R. White, MD, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Lukas P. Zebala, MD, Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • Young-Woo, Kim, MD, PhD, Korea
  • Ahmed M. Shawky, MD PhD, Germany 
  • Judson W. Karlen, MD, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Terry Amaral, MD, Lake Success, NY, USA
  • Santiago Bosio, MD, Argentina
  • Viral Jain, MD, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Darren Lebl, MD, New York, NY, USA
  • Jung-Hee Lee, MD, PhD Korea
  • Matthew Oetgen, MD, Washington DC, USA
  • Scott S. Russo Jr., MD, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Chang Ju Hwang, MD, PhD Korea     

New Emeritus Fellows (11):

  • Mark A. Lorenz, MD, Hinsdale, IL, USA
  • Daniele A. Fabris-Monterumici, MD, ITALY
  • Kevin R. Gurr, MD, CANADA
  • James W. Roach, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Gary A. Schneiderman, MD, Carmichael, CA
  • Eric T. Jones, MD, PhD, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Donald A. Deinlein Sr., MD, Birmingham, AL
  • Carlos Tello, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Gary Tebor, MD, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Alan Moskowitz, MD, Wichita, KS, USA
  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, San Diego, CA, USA

Chair: Hee Kit Wong, MD Committee: Munish Gupta, MD; Michelle Caird, MD; Youssry Elhawary, MD; Baron Lonner, MD