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Optimal neuro | spine: Spinal Deformity Surgery: A conversation with Dr. Christopher Ames

Optimal neuro|spine

Episode 3

In Episode 3 we have a conversation with Dr. Christopher Ames about Spinal Deformity Surgery. Dr. Ames is Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Director of Spinal Deformity & Spine Tumor Surgery, Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center. He is also Director, California Deformity Institute, Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. He was named to the 2015-2019 Top Doctors lists in San Francisco Magazine, and Castle Connolly named him one of the country’s top doctors for both neurosurgery and cancer from 2010 to 2019. Dr. Ames earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Ames serves as the UCSF site director for the International Spinal Deformity Study Group and the AO Scoli-Risk Study. Ames has published articles in more than 400 peer-reviewed publications.

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Dr. Max Boakye, Neurosurgeon, and Neuroscientist, currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Director of Quality Improvement, and Clinical Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, interviews leading neuroscientists, health administrators, neurosurgeons, educators, neuro and spine health care experts, and patients in his Podcast show: Optimal neuro|spine. His in-depth conversations brings to light topics on:

  • How do we optimize our brain and spine health, prevent aging brain and memory deterioration
  • What to do when something goes wrong, how best to heal and recover injured brain and back
  • How do we optimize our inpatient neuro|spine care in hospitals and provide more value-based care- prevent errors, improve quality, and improve patient satisfaction
  • How do we teach better and better train doctors
  • Which hospitals offer the best neuro and spine care: why and how

Dr. Boakye present the most innovative emerging research that will impact neuro|spine care. Join us as we delve one-on-one and have insightful conversations with exciting researchers and experts – voices who have something to teach, enlighten, and inspire us about Optimal neuro|spine.

Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH
Acting Director, KSCIRC
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