2015 Annual San Diego Spine Visiting Professors Conference

2015 San Diego Spine Foundation
Visiting Professorship Annual Meeting
Friday, July 24, 2015
Scripps Green Hospital Amphitheater 2nd Floor
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd; La Jolla, CA

Visiting Professor
David W. Polly, Jr., MD
James W. Ogilvie Professor
Chief of Spine Surgery
Katherine Mills Davis Endowed Chair;
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery (w);
University of Minnesota
Board of Councilors;
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
President Elect, Scoliosis Research Society

See Draft Program For the Event

2015 Visiting Professor Gala to be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel. Please RSVP by July 10th. Click here to download invitation and RSVP card


Program Chair: Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD

Preliminary Faculty List:

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD
Afshin Aminian, MD
Ramin Bagheri, MD
Maneesh Bawa, MD
Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD
James D. Bruffey, MD
Robert K. Eastlack, MD
Steven R. Garfin, MD
Matthew Goldstein, MD
Choll Kim, MD
Peter O. Newton, MD
Eddie Nomoto, MD
Kamshad Raiszadeh, MD

Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


With thanks to the Supporters of this Annual Event. We appreciate your recognition of its importance, along with your generous support.



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Research Programs

The San Diego Spine Foundation is actively engaged in a number of research programs intended to improve spine care.

Education Programs

September 2013 - Dr. Akbarnia in Kansas City with Marc Asher, M.D.



December 3, 2016 - Our Gala Fundraiser at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. We hope to see you there.

April 4, 2016 - Dr. Akbarnia's mentorship of the next generation of spine surgeons is featured in Beckers Spine Review. Read Now

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