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Drs. Lenke and Riew Featured in AO Spine Newsletter

July 26, 2018

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, Chief of the Spine Division, and K. Daniel Riew, MD, Director of Cervical Spine Surgery, were featured in the latest newsletter from AOSpine. Dr. Riew is the Chair of AOSpine International and introduced the newsletter with an overview of its contents. Dr. Lenke was interviewed by Dr. Riew about his practice. Here are some insights on his philosophy on education from the interview:

“How do you share your knowledge and expertise?

My fellows have been instrumental—much of the legwork for my clinical research is done by my fellows. Over 1000 surgeons from across the world have visited me. When I look now at the Global Spine Congress 2018 program, many of the surgeons are people who I have trained or those who have visited me, and I had a little piece in their education, which makes me very proud.

I can only treat one patient at a time, but if I can help other surgeons treat their patients better, then my outreach is exponential. I’m very fortunate to have the ability to vicariously help many patients through the fellows I’ve trained and the surgeons who visited me and then went back home and applied what they learned to help their patients.”

For more from Dr. Lenke’s interview, read the complete interview here.

For more insights on spine surgery, follow Dr. Riew on Twitter and Dr. Lenke on Twitter and Facebook.

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