Spinal Deformity for Residents

This is an invitation-only, advanced hands-on cadaver course for senior-level (PGY4+) neurosurgical residents interested in learning additional techniques for treating deformities of the spine.

Topics to be covered include: indications for performing spinal deformity surgeries; techniques used for correcting spinal deformities and the biomechanics as it relates to the correction of spinal deformities. An emphasis is placed on sacropelvic parameters in surgical decision making.



Number of Attendees: 24

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the indications for spinal deformity surgery
  • Apply techniques for correction of spinal deformity
  • Discuss spinal biomechanics as it relates to correction of spinal deformity



Local Chair

  • Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD, FAANS


  • Tyler Koski, MD, FAANS
  • Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
  • Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD, FAANS

2023 Faculty Members

  • Puya Alikhani, MD
  • Ali A. Baaj, MD, FAANS
  • Benjamin Elder, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Najib El Tecle, MD
  • Jamal McClendon, Jr., MD, FAANS


  • Camilo Molina, MD
  • Jeffrey Mullin, MD, FAANS
  • Joseph Osorio, MD, PhD
  • Juan Uribe, MD, FAANS
  • David Xu, MD, FAANS




Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix


April 28-30, 2023


Industry Partners

The NREF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the 2023 Spinal Deformity for Residents course:

  • Alphatec
  • Stryker Spine
  • Nuvasive
  • DePuy
  • Medtronic
  • Globus


Note: Agenda and Faculty Members subject to change.


NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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