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Optimal neuro | spine: Safety In Spine Surgery. A conversation with Dr. Michael Vitale

Optimal neuro|spine

Episode 2

In Episode 2 we have a conversation with Dr. Michael Vitale about optimizing safety in spine surgery. Dr. Michael Vitale is Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair, Quality and Strategy, Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical center, Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is Chief, Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Michael G. Vitale specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of complex pediatric scoliosis and other spinal disorders.

Dr. Vitale completed Masters of Public Health at Columbia University Joseph Mailman School of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles at the University of Southern California.

In addition to starting the safety in spine surgery project, Dr. Vitale has had many roles in quality improvement including leading the research arm of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America’s Committee on Quality, Safety, and Value, Medical Director of New York Presbyterian’s Initiative to Make Care Better, Chief Quality Officer of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

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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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