Dr. Michael Daubs, professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine, he treats disorders of the neck and back including fractures, herniated discs, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities. He specializes in surgery of the spine in both children and adults. Board certified, he is a member of many national and international research and education organizations and enjoys the privilege of instructing his fellow spine surgeons at medical conferences around the world. He currently serves as the Chair of AO Spine North America and is a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Darrel S. Brodke, MD, is a Professor at the University of Utah and holds the Louis S. Peery, MD and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair. He is the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Brodke earned his MD at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Brodke has authored or coauthored over 200 publications. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, Cervical Spine Research Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, AOSpine, North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, and the Scoliosis Research Society. He is on the editorial board of CORR and Clinical Spine Surgery, and is a reviewer for Spine, The Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and CORR. Dr. Brodke serves on the Executive Boards of AOSpine. He is a Past President of CSRS, Past Chair of the Membership committee of LSRS, and Past Chair of AOSpine North America. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally and is the principal investigator on several clinical trials related to the treatment of spinal disorders.
Rick Bransford is a board certified orthopedist and spine surgeon at the University of Washington working at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He has been there since 2003 on faculty having done his residency there as well (1996-2001), a spine fellowship also at UW (2001-2002) and then going to Sydney, Australia for a Pediatric Orthopedic fellowship (2002-2003). He is currently a full professor, the spine fellowship director, and head of spine research. He has published about 75 peer-reviewed articles and been involved in over 30 book chapters. Rick grew up in East Africa and started observing surgery with his dad at the age of 6. He still returns to East Africa on a regular basis on a mission and humanitarian basis.
Currently Rick is chair of AO Spine North America Education Committee, Chair of the AO TK Cervical Expert Group, and incoming chair of the AO Spine Global Diploma Program.
Dr. Klineberg is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon and Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of California Davis. He has a busy clinical practice which is focused on spinal surgery with cases that range from minimally invasive discectomies and fusions to complex spinal oncology and deformity reconstructions. Dr. Klineberg has specific expertise in deformity surgery and spinal trauma and has published multiple papers on deformity correction, outcomes research and complications as well as the biomechanics of spinal correction. His basic science research interests currently focus on the biomechanics of spinal fusion and fixation.
Dr. Daniel Sciubba is Professor and Chair of neurological surgery the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is the Co-Director of the Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery at Northwell. He specializes in the surgical treatment of complex spinal conditions including tumors, degenerative spine diseases, spinal deformities and scoliosis.
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