The Contributors of the Lumbar Spine Online Textbook*

(*Authors and affiliations will continue to be added as new chapters are posted.)

Emre Acaroglu, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Department
Ankara Spine Center
Ankara, Turkey

Afua Adjei-Kwayisi MD, DC
Ridge Regional Hospital
Accra, Ghana

Tamir Ailon, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute
Vancouver, Canada

Christoph E. Albers, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Christopher P. Ames, MD
Division of Spine Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Howard S. An, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois

Yasuchika Aoki, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
Chiba University
Japan

Serena Bartys, FHEA, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Principal Research Fellow (Work & Health)
Centre for Applied Research in Health
School of Human & Health Sciences
University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, United Kingdom

Lorin M. Benneker, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Ulrich Berlemann, MD
The Spine Center
Bern, Switzerland

Steven Bokshan, MD
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Ciaran Bolger, MD, PhD, FRCSI (SN)
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

O’Dane Brady DC, MS
World Spine Care
Tustin, CA

Alan Breen, DC, PhD
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Jennifer Bridle, MCSP
Oxford Spinal Surgery Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, United Kingdom

Helena Brisby, MD, PhD
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Gothenburg
Department of Orthopaedics
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

Debbie Brown, PhD
University of Oxford
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Oxford, United Kingdom

Zorica Buser, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Hoffman Medical Research Center
Los Angeles, California

Ana V. Chee, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois

Di Chen, MD, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois

Fiona Cramp, PhD, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, FCSP
Professor of Long Term Conditions
University of the West of England
Bristol, United Kingdom

John E. Cunningham, OAM, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MClinEpi, FRACS, FAOrthA
Department of Orthopaedics
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Victoria, Australia

Alan H. Daniels, MD
Division of Spine Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Sara Davin, Psy.D., MPH
Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration
Chronic Pain Section
Cleveland, Ohio

Nicolas Dea, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Spine Surgeon
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Vancouver General Hospital
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Helton Defino, MD
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Satoru Demura, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, Japan

Gill Dickson, MSc MMACP
Consultant Physiotherapist
Musculoskeletal Service
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Winwick, United Kingdom

Ashish Diwan, PhD FRACS FAOrthA
St. George Private Hospital
Kogarah, Australia

Angus Don, BHB, MBChB, FRACS (Ortho)
Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon
Auckland City Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Stefan Dudli, PhD
Center for Experimental Rheumatology
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Stefan Eberspaecher DC, B.Sc.
World Spine Care, Tustin CA
Rehabilitation Centre
Hospital Dr. Toribio Bencosme
Moca, Dominican Republic

Adam E. M. Eltorai, BA
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Payman R. Emmanuel, MD
The Spine Clinic of Los Angeles
Affiliate of the University of Southern California
The Hospital of the Good Samaritan
Los Angeles, California

Alejandro A. Espinoza Orías, Phd
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Charles Fisher, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Professor and Head – Division of Spine Surgery
University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Peter Försth, MD, PhD
Institute for Surgical Sciences
Uppsala University
Department of Orthopaedics
Uppsala University Hospital
Uppsala, Sweden

Fabio Galbusera, MD
Head of the Laboratory of Biological Structures Mechanics
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi
Milan, Italy

Varsha Gandhi, MSc, PT
University of Oxford
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Oxford, United Kingdom

Peter Gladwell, PhD, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Pain Management Service
North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol, United Kingdom

Michael Grevitt, MB BS, BSC, FRCS(Orth)
Center for Spinal Studies and Surgery
Nottingham University Hospitals
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Louise Hailey, MCSP MSc
Oxford Spinal Surgery Unit,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, United Kingdom

Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
World Spine Care
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Department of Neurology
University of California
Irvine, California

Daniel Haschtmann, MD
Department of Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery
Zurich, Switzerland

Kazuhiro Hasegawa, MD, PhD
Director, Niigata Spine Surgery Center
Niigata, Japan

Hanna Hebelka, MD, PhD
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Gothenburg
Department of Radiology
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

James C. Hubbard, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD
World Spine Care, Tustin CA
Office of Public Health Studies
University of Hawaii at Mānoa,
Honolulu, Hawaii

Nozomu Inoue, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Xavier F Jimenez, MD, MA
Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration
Chronic Pain Section
Cleveland, Ohio

Jaspreet Johal, MD, MBA
Research Fellow
Department of Anatomical Sciences
St. George’s University School of Medicine
St. George, Grenada
Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Emma Johnston, B ExSc, MD (2nd year)
Brisbane Private Hospital Research Group
Brisbane Private Hospital
Brisbane, Australia

Lydia Jones, BS
Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Daniel Jonsson, MD
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

James D. Kang, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Shashidhar B. Kantharajanna, MBBS, MS Orth
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National University Hospital
Singapore

Jaro Karppinen, MD, PhD
Center for Life Course Health Research
Faculty of Medicine
University of Oulu
Medical Research Center Oulu
Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Oulu, Finland

Satoshi Kato, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, Japan

Daniel Kerr PhD, BSc, FHEA
School of Health Sciences
Ulster University
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Larry T. Khoo, MD
The Spine Clinic of Los Angeles
Affiliate of the University of Southern California
The Hospital of the Good Samaritan
Los Angeles, California

Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BPHE, DC, FCCS, MSc
World Spine Care, Tustin CA
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Graduate Education and Research
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Ontario, Canada

Minna Kraatari, MD
Center for Life Course Health Research
Faculty of Medicine
Center for Cell – Matrix Research
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
University of Oulu
Medical Research Center Oulu
Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

Naresh Kumar, MBBS, MS Orth, DNB Orth, FRCS Ed, FRCS Orth&Tr, DM Orth
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University Orthopaedics, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
National University Hospital
Singapore

Darryl Lau, MD
Division of Spine Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Ji Hyun Lee, PA-C
The Spine Clinic of Los Angeles
Affiliate of the University of Southern California
The Hospital of the Good Samaritan
Los Angeles, California

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Surgeon-in-Chief
The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen
New York, New York

Paul Licina, MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Orth)
SpinePlus
Brisbane Private Hospital
Brisbane, Australia

Richard L. Lieber, PhD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Charles Loeb, MD

Joseph M. Lombardi, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
New York, New York

Chris Main, F.B.Ps.S
Primary Care and Health Sciences
Keele University
Keele, United Kingdom

Melvin C. Makhni, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Minna Männikkö, PhD
Center for Life Course Health Research
Faculty of Medicine
Center for Cell – Matrix Research
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

Joanne Marley, PhD, MPhty, BSc
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Physiotherapy Department
Musgrave Park Hospital
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Christopher McCarthy, PhD FCSP FMACP
Manchester Movement Unit
Manchester School of Physiotherapy
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, England

Suzanne McDonough, PhD, HDip Healthcare (Acupuncture), B(Hons) Physiotherapy
Lead of the Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies (CHaRT) Ulster University
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Ulster University
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
CI in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health
Northern Ireland
Honorary Research Professor
University of Otago
New Zealand

Catherine Moran, MD
Spinal Fellow
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Isaac L. Moss, MDCM, MASc, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Health Center
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
Comprehensive Spine Center
Farmington, Connecticut

Christian W. Mueller, MD
Trauma Center
Medical School Hannover
Hanover, Germany

Rajani Mullerpatan, PhD
MGM Institute’s University Department of Physiotherapy
MGM Institute of Health Sciences
Navi, Mumbai, India

Hamadi Murphy, MD, MS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Margareta Nordin, Dr.Med.Sci., PT
World Spine Care, Tustin CA
Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Environmental Medicine
Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center (OIOC)
New York University,
New York, NY

Chundo Oh, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois

Seiji Ohtori, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
Chiba University
Japan

Kjell Olmarker, MD, PhD
Department of Medical Biochemisty and Cell Biology
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

Sumihisa Orita, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
Chiba University
Japan

Geoff Outerbridge, DC, MSc (c)
World Spine Care
Tustin, CA

Shea Palmer, PhD, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, FHEA
Professor of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
University of the West of England
Bristol, United Kingdom

Frank M. Phillips, MD
Midwest Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Tamar Pincus, PhD
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway University of London
London, United Kingdom

Kris Radcliff, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, MS, FRCS, MCh, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery
Ganga Hospital
Coimbatore, India

Kajsa Rennerfelt, MD, PhD
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Gothenburg
Department of Orthopaedics
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

Lisa Roberts, PhD, PFHEA, FCSP
Clinical Professor of Musculoskeletal Health
Consultant Physiotherapist 
University of Southampton
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton, United Kingdom

Peter A. Robertson, MD, FRACS
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Auckland City Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Roy Ruttiman, BA
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Bryan Rynearson, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Comron Saifi, MD
The Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erfanul Saker, MD
Department of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst)
New York, New York
Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Harold I. Salmons, BS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Annina B. Schmid, PhD
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, United Kingdom
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Arjun Sebastian, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kazuyuki Segami
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Bahar Shahidi, PT, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Deep Sharma, MD
Department of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)
Puducherry, India

Hardeep Singh, MD
UConn Health Center
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
Comprehensive Spine Center
Farmington, Connecticut

Sini Skarp, MSc
Center for Life Course Health Research
Faculty of Medicine
Center for Cell – Matrix Research
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Biocenter Oulu
University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, DC, PhD
Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
Odense, Denmark

Timo Stübig, MD
Trauma Center,
Hannover Medical School
Hanover, Germany

Jeffrey Ta, BS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brigitte Tampin, MSc, PhD
Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences
University of Applied Sciences
Osnabrück, Germany
Department of Physiotherapy
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia

R. Shane Tubbs, PhD, PA-C
Professor, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President
Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Jose Antonio Umali, MD DPBO
St. George Private Hospital
Kogarah, Australia

Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Prasanna K. Venkatesh
Spinal Fellow
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Steven Vogel, DO(Hons)
The British School of Osteopathy,
London, England
Kei Watanabe, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Niigata University Hospital
Niigata, Japan

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
USC Spine Center
Los Angeles, California

Samuel R. Ward, PT, PhD
Vice Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Radiology
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Hans-Joachim Wilke, MD
Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics
Ulm University
Ulm, Germany

Frances Williams, MD, PhD
Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom

Esther Williamson PhD
University of Oxford
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Oxford, United Kingdom

Hee-Kit Wong, MBBS, FRCS, Mch, FAMS
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National University Hospital
Singapore

Katsuhito Yoshioka, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, Japan

Thomas Zweig, MD
The Spine Center
Bern, Switzerland

Corinna C. Zygourakis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California


Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:44 pm