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News articles and events involving our team. The Foundation operates worldwide through it's Outreach programs.

Endowed Chair

The University of California San Diego has announced that Richard (Todd) Allen, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the inaugural chair holder of the Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD Endowed Chair in Spinal Surgery. The chair was established by Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD, with additional support from the San Diego Spine Foundation and Globus-NuVasive.


SDSF is happy to announce the Research Funding Grants Program for 2024 is now open! Applications are open to; Scientific Research, Education & Training and Outreach. The deadline to submit is on or before Friday, 3 June 2024.

Bridging The Gap 2023

All you need to know Bridging The Gap 2023. This is a one of a kind meeting within our industry where we will learn from experts and discuss various aspects of life beyond the technical aspects of spine surgery.

San Diego Spine Initiative Group

SDSF was honored to host a historical first meeting of the San Diego Spine Initiative Group on January 30th, 2018

Gregory Mundis,Receives Chairman’s Award

We would like to congratulate Dr. Gregory M. Mundis, Jr. for receiving the prestigious Scripps Clinic / Scripps Medical Group 2017 Department of Surgery Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Research.

SDSF Research Volunteer Areian Eghbali Honored

SDSF Research Volunteer Areian Eghbali of UCSD was awarded a prestigious invitation to attend and present his SDSF-based research at the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) on January 18-20, 2018.

2016 SRS Traveling Fellowship Report

The SRS Traveling Fellowship is purposed with providing exposure to the latest and most promising Scoliosis treatments. The Fellows represent the future of Scoliosis treatment and research

Harrington Lecture

San Diego Spine Foundation founder Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD delivered the Harrington Lecture. The lecture is presented annually to the membership of the Scoliosis Research Foundation

Magnetic Growing Rods News

Magnetic Growing Rod Technology has received extensive news coverage. This is a revolutionary treatment for early-onset scoliosis (EOS).

2017 San Diego Spine Annual Visiting Professorship Meeting

2017 Fellows Graduation Party

2017 SCORE Fellows Forum

2017 Padres Evening with Fellows and Faculty

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