In the News: Drs. Ben Carson, Jason Lowenstein & more

Here are 10 spine surgeons who made the headlines this week:

Mountainview, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital’s Jeffrey Coe, MD, performed two-level disc replacement surgeries with Zimmer Biomet’s Mobi-C technology.

The Senate confirmed Ben Carson, MD, as the next Housing and Urban Development Secretary, the New York Times reports.

Alexander Ghanayem, MD, of Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center department of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation treated Maywood fire chief Tracy Kenny’s back pain.

Kalid Kurtom, MD, of Baltimore-based University of Maryland Community Medical Group plans to lead a medical mission trip to Jordan, where he will treat Syrian refugees free of charge.

Castle Connolly Medical honored Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, a spine surgeon in Morristown, N.J., as a top doctor in the New York metro area.

Johnny B. Delashaw, MD, resigned from his post as chair of the Seattle-based Swedish Neuroscience Institute on the Cherry Hill campus on March 1, 2017, amid a state health regulatory investigation into complaints filed against him.

TrackX Technology, a Durham, N.C.-based biotechnology company directed by Durham-based Duke Health neurosurgeon, Robert Isaacs, MD, sold a multi-million dollar stake.

Dom Coric, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, and Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, of Canada-based Toronto Western Hospital will present at the Spine Summit 2017, held from March 8 to 11, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Reginald J. Davis, MD, Director of Clinical Research at Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute, discussed his study about minimally invasive spine surgery and where the minimally invasive spine field is headed.