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Smith Spine Symposium lecture from February 21, 2020 at LSU Health Shreveport

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery hosted the first annual Smith Spine Symposium on Friday, February 21, 2020. The symposium presented a multidisciplinary approach for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal deformities, educating healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment directions.

Spine surgery image from LSU Health Shreveport

For this inaugural event, the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery hosted keynote speaker, Dr. Munish Gupta, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in adult and pediatric spine surgery, with a focus on complex spinal reconstructive surgery for treatment of all spinal deformities of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions.

He presented “Choosing the Right Osteotomy for Spinal Deformity” at LSU Health Shreveport to a packed house of neurosurgery, neurology, and orthopaedic physicians, residents, and nurses. The keynote presentation was followed by a hands-on lab directed by Dr. Gupta and Dr. Anthony Sin, Professor and Vice-Chairman of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery, and case discussions presented by Neurosurgery residents.

The Donald and Kathryn Smith Spine Visiting Lecture Series is named for Dr. Donald Smith and his wife, Kathryn. Dr. Smith is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and a pillar in the neurosurgical community in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

Attendees at the Smith Spine Symposium on February 21, 2020

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