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Curriculum Vitae - Donald Blaskiewicz

Board Certification:
Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Specialization:
Complex spine surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Spinal deformity surgery, Complex cervical deformity surgery, Spinal oncology, Spinal cord tumors

Licensure:
State of California- Active
State of Illinois- Active

Current Hospital Appointments:
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
Scripps Green Hospital
Palomar Medical Center

Academic Appointments:
2012 – present      
San Diego Spine Fellowship, Faculty
La Jolla, CA
https://www.sandiegospinefoundation.org/fellowship/faculty/

Administrative Appointments:
2018                     
Director, Southern California
California Association of Neurological Surgeons

2015 – present      
Medical Director, Spine Service Line
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

2014 – 2016          
Division Chief, Neurosurgery
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA

Education:
Fellowships:
2009 – 2010          
UCLA Medical Center
Complex/ Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship,
Langston T. Holly, MD- Fellowship Director

2008 – 2009          
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
Adult Complex & Spinal Deformity Fellowship
Ross R. Moquin, MD- Fellowship Director

Residency:
2007
Harvard University
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Children’s Hospital of Boston
Boston, MA

2002 – 2009          
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Program Director: R. Michael Scott, MD
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Neurological Surgery
Program Director: Walter A. Hall, MD

Internship:
2001 – 2002          
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
General Surgery

Medical School:
1997 – 2001          
Ross University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Doctor of Medicine

College:
1991 – 1995          
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Science, Biology & Chemistry

Professional Associations:
Scoliosis Research Society
Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
San Diego Neurosurgical Society
California Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Committees:
Scoliosis Research Society, Global Outreach Committee

Patents:
US Patent 15/440,991 Systems and Methods for Performing Spine Surgery

Research and Publications:
Book Chapters:

1. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Proctor MR. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Biopsy and Adjuvant Therapy. Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Thieme. 2010

2. Vikas Mehta, Kevin T. Foley, Donald J. Blaskiewicz,​ Langston T. Holly. Posterior Laminectomy for Cervical Stenosis. Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges Editors: Praveen V. Mummaneni, Adam S. Kanter, Michael Y. Wang, Regis W. Haid, Jr.. Thieme. 2013

3. Invited author from: Dr. Michael G Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Dr. Regis W. Haid, Jr, MD, Dr. Michael G Kaiser, MD, and Dr. Christopher I Shaffrey, MD. Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options, Cervical Alignment and Sagittal Balance. to be published by Springer Science.

Journal Articles:

1. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Smirnov I, Cisu T, Deruisseau LR, Stelzner DJ, Calancie, B: Cauda Equina repair in the rat: Part 1. Stimulus-evoked EMG for identifying spinal nerves innervating intrinsic tail muscles. J Neurotrauma. 2009 Aug;26(8):1405-16

2. Von Jako RA, Carrino JA, Yonemura KS, Noda GA, Zhue W, Blaskiewicz DJ​, Raju M,Groszman DE, Weber G: Electromagnetic navigation for percutaneous guide-wire insertion: accuracy and efficiency compared to conventional fluoroscopic guidance. Neuroimage. 2009 Aug; 47 Suppl2: T127-32

3. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Sure DR, Hedequist DJ, Emans JB, Proctor MR: Osteoid Osteomas: Intra-operative Bone Scan Assisted Resection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Sep;4(3):237-44

4. Holly LT, Blaskiewicz D​, Wu A, Feng C, Ying Z, Gomez-Pinilla F: Dietary therapy topromote neuroprotection in chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Aug;17(2):134-40

5. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Holly LT: Role of Surgery in Symptomatic Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Anterior and Combination Approaches. AANS and CNS Joint Guidelines Committee: Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Metastatic Spinal Disease. Manuscript in review

6. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Holly LT, Foley KT: Minimally invasive posterior cervical fusion with lateral mass rod-and-screw constructs: A Technical Note. Submitted to SAS Journal

7. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Samad R, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Kyphoplasty augmented short-segment pedicle screw fixation for the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures. Submitted J Neurosurgery Spine

8. Li YM, Blaskiewicz DJ, Hall WA. Shunt-Related Intracranial Abscess Caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis in a Hydranencephalic Patient. World Neurosurg. 2013, Jan 12.

9. Holly LT, Blaskiewicz D, Wu A, Feng C, Ying Z, Gomez-Pinilla F. Dietary therapy to promote neuroprotection in chronic spinal cord injury. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Aug;17(2):134-40.

10. Peck KA, Calvo RY, Schechter MS, Sise CB, Kahl JE, Shackford MC, Shackford SR, Sise MJ, Blaskiewicz DJ. The impact of preinjury anticoagulants and prescription antiplatelet agents on outcomes in older patients with traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb;76(2):431-6.

11. Sciubba DM, Scheer JK, Yurter A, Smith JS, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Eastlack R, Mundis GM, Protopsaltis TS, Blaskiewicz D​, Kim HJ, Koski T, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Hart RA, Schwab F, Ames CP; the International Spine Study Group (ISSG). Patients with spinal deformity over the age of 75: a retrospective analysis of operative versus non-operative management. Eur Spine J. 2015 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print]

12. Christopher P. Ames, MD, Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, Robert Eastlack, MD, Donald Blaskiewicz, MD, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, Frank Schwab, MD, Shay Bess, MD, Han Jo Kim, MD, Greg Mundis Jr., MD, Eric Klineberg, MD, Munish Gupta, MD, Michael O’Brien, MD, Richard Hostin, MD, Justin K. Scheer, BS, Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD, Kai-Ming G. Fu, MD, Robert Hart, MD,Todd J. Albert, MD, K. Daniel Riew, MD, Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, Vedat Deviren, MD, Virginie Lafage, PhD, and the International Spine Study Group. Reliability assessment of a novel cervical deformity classification system. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec;23(6):673-83. doi:10.3171/2014.12.SPINE14780. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

13. Haghighi SS, Blaskiewicz DJ​, Ramirez B, Zhang R. Can intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during cervical spine decompression predict post-operative segmental C5 Palsy?. J Spine Surg. 2016 Sept; 2(3): 167-172

14. Sciubba DM, Scheer JK, Yurter A, Smith JS, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Eastlack R, Mundis GM, Protopsaltis TS, Blaskiewicz D, Kim HJ, Koski T, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Hart RA, Schwab F, Ames CP; International Spine Study Group (ISSG). Patients with spinal deformity over the age of 75: a retrospective analysis of operative versus non-operative management. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2433-41.

15. Blaskiewicz DJ, Mundis GM, Turner A. An in vitro Evaluation of Sagittal Alignment in the Cervical Spine after Insertion of Supraphysiologic Lordotic Implants. Eur Spine J. 2017 May 13

16. Fessler R, Nguyen S, Mummaneni P, Anand N, Blaskiewicz D​, Uribe J, Wang M, Kanter A, Okonkwo D, Park P, Deviren V, Akbarnia B, Eastlack R, Shaffrey C, Mundis, G. Re-operation After Long-segment Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity: The Impact of Extending the Construct Below the Lumbar Spine. Neurosurgery. 2017 May 3

Abstracts and Presentation:

1. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B. Repair of the cauda equina using a hemi-cauda injury model in the adult rat. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October, 2006

2. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Repair of cauda equina injuries using nerve guidance channels and nanosphere technology. New York State Neurosurgical Society Resident Research Competition: Quarterly Meeting, Rye Brook, NY, June, 2007

3. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Evaluation of the dorsal caudales nerve in the adult rat: Electrophysiologic and histologic correlations. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November, 2007

4. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Moquin RR: Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Spondylectomy in the Treatment of Thoracic and Lumbar Kyphotic Deformities. IMAST, Paradise Island, Bahamas, July, 2007

5. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Moquin RR: Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Spondylectomy in the Treatment of Thoracic and Lumbar Kyphotic Deformities. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September, 2007

6. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Repair of cauda equina injuries using nerve guidance channels and nannosphere technology. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, March, 2008

7. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Donohue ML, Moquin RR, Calancie B: Stimulus-evoked electromyography for detection of malpositioned thoracic pedicle screws. American Associacition of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago, IL, April, 2008

8. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Yusupov IR, Abdulhamid MM, Moquin RR: Anterior odontoid screw fixation for the management of Type II odontoid fractures. American Associacition of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago, IL, April, 2008

9. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Jacobsen WP, Darbar A, Moquin RR: Odontoid fracture stabilization with direct screw placement through a minimally invasive approach. Spine Week, Geneva, Switzerland, May, 2008

10. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Moquin RR. Correction of Cervical Sagittal Plane Deformity with Patella Interbody Allograft. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, September, 2008

11. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Sure DR, Hedequist DJ, Emens JB, Proctor MR: Osteoid Osteomas: Intra-Operative Bone Scan Assisted Resection. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, September, 2008

12. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Direct Anterior Screw Fixation for Type II Odontoid Fractures. NASS, Toronto, Canada, October, 2008

13. Yusupov IR, Blaskiewicz DJ​, Abdulhamid MM, Moquin RR: Utility of Ceramic Compounds in Spine Surgery. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

14. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Pouring the Foundation for Cauda Equina Repairs: Evaluation of the Dorsal Caudales Nerve in the Adult Rat. Electrophysiologic, Histologic, and Functional Correlations. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

15. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Abdulhamid MM, Jacobsen WP, Kim PD, Yusupov IR, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: Intra-Operative Spinal Navigation Using the O-ARM and StealthStation Treon Image Guidance Work-Station: A Technical Note. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

16. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Jacobsen WP, Kim PD, Canute GW, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: O-ARM Assisted Minimally Invasive TLIF with Percutaneous Sextant Pedicle Screw Placement. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

17. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Kim PD, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Spinal Wound Infection Avoidance: Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Post-Operative Spinal Infections. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

18. Blaskiewicz DJ​, Yusupov IR, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: O-ARM Assisted Fixation of Type II Odontoid Fractures via the Direct Anterior Approach. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

19. Abdulhamid MM, Blaskiewicz DJ​, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: The Rate of Revision Surgery for Malpositioned Screw in Spine Surgery with Instrumentation: A Comparison Study Utilizing Intraoperative O-Arm Guidance Navigation. Intra-Operative Imaging Society, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2009

20. Abdulhamid MM, Blaskiewicz DJ​, Yusupov IR, Kim PD, Moquin RR: Can The Use Of Copper In Spine Surgery With Instrumentation Result In A Reduced Risk Of Postoperative Infections? Stage One: Efficacy Of Copper Against The Growth Of Escherichia Coli In Vitro. NASS, San Francisco, CA, November, 2009

21. Blaskiewicz DJ​: Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression. San Diego City Wide Spine Conference, San Diego, CA, June, 2012

22. Fessler, RG, Mummaneni, PV, Anand, N, Blaskiewicz, DJ​, Uribe, JS, Wang, MY, Kanter, AS, Okonkwo, DO, Park, P, Deviren, V, Nguyen, S​, Shaffrey, CI, Akbarnia, BA​, Mundis, GM​, ISSG: Does Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw Placement Prevent Reoperation For Distal Junctional Failure When Fusion Is To L5? A Two-Year Follow Up Study. June, 2014.

23. Eastlack, RK, Mundis, GM, Nguyen, S, Blaskiewicz, DJ,​ Pimenta, L, Uribe, JS, Marco, R, Akbarnia, BA​: Radiographic Outcomes Following Anterior Column Realignment (ACR) With And Without Posterior Osteotomies. June, 2014.

24. Mundis, GM​, Akbarnia, BA​, Eastlack, RK, Nguyen, S, Blaskiewicz, DJ​, Pimenta, L, Marco, R, Bagheri, R​, Deviren, V, Uribe, JS: Defining Peri-Operative Complications Following Anterior Column Realignment (ACR) For Adult Sagittal Plane Deformity: A Multicenter Analysis. June, 2014.

25. Eastlack, RK, Mundis, GM, Bagheri, R, Nguyen, S, Blaskiewicz, DJ​, Pimenta, L, Deviren, V, Uribe, J, Marco, R, Akbarnia, BA​, SOLAS ACR Study Group: Radiographic Outcomes Following Anterior Column Realignment (ACR) With And Without Posterior Osteotomies. April, 2014.

26. Uribe, JS, Mundis, GM, Eastlack, RK​, Akbarnia, BA​, Marco, R, Bagheri, R, Blaskiewicz, DJ,​ Deviren, V, Nguyen, S,​ Pimenta, L, SOLAS ACR Study Group: Minimally Invasive Anterior Column Realignment For The Treatment Of Adult Sagittal Plane Deformity: A Multicenter Study. April, 2014.

27. Smith, JS, Eastlack, RK, Blaskiewicz, DJ​, Shaffrey, CI, Schwab, FJ, Bess, RS, Kim, JH, Klineberg, EO, O’Brien, MF, Albert, TJ, Fehlings, MG, Lafage, V, Ames, CP, Riew, KD, ISSG: Reliability Assessment of a Novel Cervical Deformity Classification System. June, 2014.

28. Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD​; Patrick P. Han, MD; Jeffrey E. Harris, MS; Alexander W. Turner, PhD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD. Adjacent Level Lordosis Changes in the Cervical Spine Adjacent to Deformity Correction with Supraphysiologic Lordotic Implants: in vitro Evaluation. March, 2015. AANS/CNS Joint Section Meeting.

29. J.D Turner, S. Nguyen, B. Akbarnia, D. Okonkwo, A.S. Kanter, B. Liabaud, R.K. Eastlack, D. Blaskiewicz​, G.M. Mundis, International Spine Study Group Foundation. Stand-Alone Multi-Level Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity. April, 2015.

30. D. Blaskiewicz​. Symposium: Role of XLIF in Deformity Correction. Is Every Case a Deformity Case? April, 2015.

31. Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD​; Patrick P. Han, MD; Jeffrey E. Harris, MS; Alexander W. Turner, PhD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD. Adjacent Level Lordosis Changes in the Cervical Spine Adjacent to Deformity Correction with Supraphysiologic Lordotic Implants: in vitro Evaluation. April, 2015. ISASS

32. Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD​; Patrick P. Han, MD; Jeffrey E. Harris, MS; Alexander W. Turner, PhD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD. Adjacent Level Lordosis Changes in the Cervical Spine Adjacent to Deformity Correction with Supraphysiologic Lordotic Implants: in vitro Evaluation. October, 2015. Cervical Spine Research Society

33. Donald J. Blaskiewicz, M.D.​, Neill M. Wright, M.D., Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD, Cervical Alignment Matters: Emerging Techniques to Restore Global Alignment with Computer-Assisted Surgery, Toronto, Canada, December 2016. Cervical Spine Research Society

34. Donald J. Blaskiewicz, M.D.​, Justin Smith, M.D., PhD, Juan Uribe, M.D., The Importance of Preoperative Planning and Intraoperative Assessment. ,​ Las Vegas, NV. March, 2017. Spine Summit 2017, iGA Workshop ​AANS/CNS Joint Section Meeting 

35. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD. ​Cervical Spinal Deformity Classification. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2017. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities

36. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD. ​Surgical Objectives, Prop Planning, and Preparation for Cervical Deformity Correction. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2017. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities

37. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD. ​Odontoid Fractures- MIS Stabilization. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil.March 2017. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities

38. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD. ​Anterior Column Reconstruction in the Cervical Spine. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2017. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities

39. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD. ​How the Back Affects the neck, and How the Neck Affects the Back. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2017. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities

40. Donald Blaskiewicz, M.D​. Geriatric Odontoid Fractures: Operative Vs Nonoperative Management. August 2017. San Diego Spine Visiting Professorship Annual Meeting.

41. Choll W. Kim, MD and Donald J. Blaskiewicz, MD. ​Debate: Recurrent Lumbar Disc Reherniation: Fuse or Revision Microdiscectomy. August 2017. San Diego Spine Visiting Professorship Annual Meeting.

42. Donald Blaskiewicz, M.D​. Concepts in Cervical Spinal Deformity. August 2017. Sydney, Australia. Asia-Pacific SOLAS.

43. Donald Blaskiewicz, M.D​. Key Note Speaker: Mini-Open Lateral Access Corpectomy for Tumor and Trauma. August 2017. Sydney, Australia. Asia-Pacific SOLAS.

44. Donald Blaskiewicz, M.D​. How the Back Affects the neck, and How the Neck Affects the Back. . August 2017. Sydney, Australia. Asia-Pacific SOLAS.

Invited Speaker:

1. Minimally Invasive Approaches to Complex Spinal Pathologies. Medtronic Fellows Course.​ Las Vegas, NV, November, 2011

2. Cervical Spinal Pathologies and Treatment Options. NuVasive Complex Cervical Course.​ San Diego, CA, February, 2012

3. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Kenya Outreach Trip​, Nairobi, Kenya, February 2013

4. Congenital scoliosis- An Overview. Kenya Outreach Trip​, Nairobi, Kenya, February 2014

5. Global Outreach, The Kenyan Experience, San Diego, CA, October 2014

6. Spinal Column Tumors. 2014 Annual San Diego Spine Visiting Professors Meeting​, San Diego, California, July 25, 2014

7. Minimally Invasive Thoraco-Lumbar Surgery. Laredo, Texas, February 2015

8. Idaho Spine Meeting, Sun Valley Idaho, April 2015

9. Anterior Column Realignment Surgery. St. Louis University.​ May 2015

10. Operative Management of Cervico-Thoracic Deformity- Translating the preoperative plan into practice. Spine Technology and Organizational Group Organization​, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, June 2015

11. Debate: Traditional rod bending techniques for spinal deformity vs Computer-assisted bending techniques. Spine Technology and Organizational Group Organization​, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, June 2015

12. Anterior Column Realignment Surgery of the Cervical Spine. Integrated Global Alignment Meeting​, Chicago, November 2015

13. Integrated Global Alignment. NuVasive National Sales Meeting.​ San Diego, January 2016.

14. Cervical ACR, Cervical Alignment. NuVasive National Sales Meeting.​ San Diego, January 2016.

15. iGA, Advanced Principles of Spinal Alignment. Spinal Alignment Summit​. San Diego, February 2016

16. Spinal Alignment: An Application for MIS? Spine Nevada​, Reno Nevada, April 2016.

17. Alignment and the Cervical Spine. AANS/CNS Joint Section Meeting​, lunch time symposium on cervical spinal deformity, March 2016

18. Spine Technology and Organizational Group Organization​, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, June 2016

19. Cervical Integrated Global Alignment, North American Spine Society​, Boston, MA, November 2016.

20. Cervical Alignment Matters: Emerging Techniques to Restore Global Alignment with Computer-Assisted Surgery, Donald J. Blaskiewicz, M.D., Neill M. Wright, M.D., Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD, Cervical Spine Research Society,​ Toronto, Canada, December 2016.

21. Integrated Global Alignment, NuVasive National Sales Meeting​, January 2017.

22. Disruptive Thought in Global Alignment. Donald Blaskiewicz, MD, Ramin Bagheri, MD, Iowa Spine Meeting. ​February 2017.

23. Spine Summit 2017, iGA Workshop. The Importance of Preoperative Planning and Intraoperative Assessment. Donald. J. Blaskiewicz, MD, Justin Smith, MD, Juan Uribe, MD. AANS/CNS Joint Section Meeting,​ Las Vegas, NV. March, 2017.

24. Advanced Topics in Cervical Spine- Sagittal Alignment and Deformities​, Donald Blaskiewicz, MD, Christopher Ames, MD. Hospital Almemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2017.

25. San Diego Spine Visiting Professorship Annual Meeting​. August 2017.

26. Asia-Pacific SOLAS​. September 2017.

27. NuVasive Annual Sales Meeting. January 2018.

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