Dr. Marjorie Wang elected chair of national spine organization

May 4, 2017 MCW News - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, professor of neurosurgery, chief of the division of community neurosurgery, and vice chair of clinical operations and quality, has been elected chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. This is one of the largest national spine surgery organizations and includes neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Wang is only the second woman to hold this honor in the 34 years since the section was formed. Dr. Sanford Larson, former chair of the MCW Department of Neurosurgery, was one of the founding members of the organization, and the department has a strong history of leadership in national spine surgery. Dr. Wang was clinical director of SpineCare from 2009 to 2012 and returned to MCW to help build the community practice and Spine Center of Excellence at Community Memorial Hospital. She is an advocate for surgeon leadership in health care quality and for women in neurosurgery.

The Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves has more than 1,400 members from around the world. Its mission is to foster the use of spinal neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spine and peripheral nerves and advance spinal neurosurgery and related sciences to improve patient care, support meaningful basic and clinical research, and provide leadership in continuing education. The theme of the 2018 annual meeting is “Restoring Alignment in an Era of Global Change.”

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