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USC Spine Center physician explains “text neck”

Raymond J. Hah, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, speaks on USC Annenberg’s TV News about text neck and how you can avoid permanent issues associated with poor posture while viewing mobile devices.

USC Spine Center expert discusses advanced, minimally-invasive surgical tecnniques

John C. Liu, MD, professor of neurosurgery and co-director of the USC Spine Center discussed minimally invasive surgical treatments, techniques and approaches for certain complex spine disorders at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dr. Liu touches on the necessary anatomical knowledge to perform the procedures and offers tips and tricks to avoid ...   Read More »

USC Spine Center presents at international conference

USC Spine Center co-director, Jeffrey C. Wang, MD and surgeon, Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, attended the 5th Global Spine Congress (GSC) and the 5th World Forum for Spine Research (WFSR) in Dubai on April 13-16. The Congress was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, and included 95 speakers and about 765 scientific papers, 300 ...   Read More »

2016 USC Spine Symposium

Presented by: USC Spine Center and USC Office of Continuing Medical Education Download the PDF click here The USC Spine Symposium aims to provide information and education on management of spinal disorders to clinical practitioners and researchers. The program is an all-day event with didactic lectures, group discussions and question-and-answer sessions with the participants. Topics ...   Read More »

USC Spine Center partners with hospital in China

Photo: A team of leaders from Keck Medicine of USC traveled to China recently to meet with Tongde Hospital of Zheijiang Province leaders. A team of physicians from Keck Medicine of USC recently returned from a trip to China, where they signed a collaboration agreement with officials from Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province. Jeffrey Wang, ...   Read More »

USC spine surgeons contribute to advancements in spine care

USC spine surgeons have recently attended courses and given lectures to collaborate with international spine surgeons and stay up to date on the latest in spine care. Their recent contributions are listed below. Jeffrey Wang, MD and John Liu, MD led a global forum on spine surgery in a televised lecture to Tehran University spine ...   Read More »

USC spine surgeons featured for focus on stem cells

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, director of the minimally invasive spine program at the USC Spine Center, and Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, co-director of the USC Spine Center, were featured in Becker’s Spine Review for being "on the forefront of biologics and stem cells." Hsieh and Wang were listed among 55 physicians in the nation participating ...   Read More »

USC spine surgeons named in Becker’s Spine Review’s “Spine surgeons to know” of 2014

Two USC Spine Center physicians have been named among 2014’s “Spine Surgeons to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review. Mark J. Spoonamore, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a spine surgeon at the USC Spine Center, has a special interest in treating spinal tumors, trauma and ...   Read More »

Spine Center co-director featured as one of the “Best North American Spine Surgeons”

Jeffrey Wang, MD, co-director of the USC Spine Center and chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Service at Keck Medicine of USC, was featured as one of the 18 finest spine surgeons in North America in the Sept. 9 issue of Orthopedics This Week. The list was created from a survey of leading spine surgeons ...   Read More »

Learn a lesson from aviation: Take a surgical time-out

This article by USC Spine Center Co-Director John C. Liu, MD, appeared in the July/August 2014 of Spine Surgery Today.   The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that the crash of Asiana Airline flight 214 resulted from the crew being too reliant on the technology. In addition, the copilots were reluctant to question moreseasoned ...   Read More »