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Optimal neuro | spine: Developing Evidence for Optimal Spine Surgery: A Conversation with Dr. Zoher Ghogawala

Episode 26

In the quest to optimize spine surgery outcomes, we need better information and better research. This means better clinical trials and more funding. Join me, as I sit down with Dr. Zoher Ghogawala to discuss his thoughts on clinical trial design, developing the evidence for spine surgery, improving patient outcomes, and the results of his most recent research.

This episode’s points of interest cover:

  • Getting to know Dr. Ghogawala, his clinical practice, and his research
  • Discussing Dr. Ghogawala’s clinical trials on spondylolisthesis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Dr. Ghogawala’s work on improving clinical trial design
  • Exploring roadblocks to PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) funding
  • The most important things learned from the N2QOD
  • Improving spine surgery outcomes
  • What Dr. Ghogawala wish he knew 15 years ago and the magic wand question

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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
Clinical Director, KSCIRC
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