2017 NASS Resident and
Fellow Research Awards
Each year, NASS recognizes young reseachers’ and clinicians’
work in spine care with the Resident and Research Fellow
Research Awards. This year’s awards, presented October 27th,
2017 during the NASS Annual Meeting in Orlando, went to:
Is There a Preoperative Morphine Equianalgesic
Dose that Predicts Ability to Achieve a Clinically
Meaningful Improvement Following Spine Surgery?
Joseph B. Wick, BA; Ahilan Sivaganesan, MD; Silky Chotai,
MD; Kristin R. Archer, PhD, DPT; Samuel Posey, BS; Parker
Evans, BS; Clinton J.Devin, MD
Multidisciplinary Conference Leads to the Decreased
Utilization of Spinal Fusion in the Management of
Degenerative Spine Disease
Vijay Yanamadala, MD; Jean-Christophe A. Leveque, MD;
Rajiv K. Sethi, MD
Bariatric Surgery Prior to Elective Posterior Lumbar
Fusion Significantly Reduces Medical Complications
Deeptee Jain, MD; Sigurd H. Berven, MD; Alan Zhang, MD;
Vedat Deviren, MD
To view presentations from these Resident & Fellow
Research Award winners, please visit NASS’ OnDemand proceedings at www.spine.org/presentations, login
and password required.
2017 Resident & Fellow Research Award Winners, left
to right: Ahilan Sivaganesan, MD, Vijay Yanamadala, MD,
Deeptee Jain, MD, and moderator Andrew Schoenfeld,
NASS 2017 Annual Meeting | Research & Value Abstract Awards
2017 NASS Value Abstract
NASS Value Abstract Awards are presented to authors whose
abstracts foster and recognize efforts to define value in spine care.
Presented October 27th, 2017 during the NASS Annual Meeting
in Orlando, this year’s Value Abstract Award winners are:
Cost-Effectiveness of Operative vs Nonoperative
Treatment of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Leah Y. Carreon, MD, MSc; Keith H. Bridwell, MD; Michael
P. Kelly, MD; Christine R. Baldus, RN; Kelly R. Bratcher, RN;
Charles H. Crawford III, MD; Elizabeth Yanik; Steven D.
Determinants of Cost-to-Charge Ratio Variation
Among US Hospitals
Gregory W. Poorman; Samantha R. Horn, BA; Wesley H.
Bronson, MD, MS; Saqib Hasan, MD; John Y. Moon, BS;
Bassel G. Diebo, MD; Peter G. Passias, MD
Is There Value in Retrospective 90-Day Bundle
Payment Models for Cervical Spine Procedures?
Susan Odum, PhD; Bryce Van Doren, MPH; Leo R.
Presentations from these Value Abstract Award
winners are available as part of NASS’ OnDemand
proceedings at www.spine.org/presentations, login and
2017 Value Abstract Award Winners, left to right: Leah
Y. Carreon, MD, MSc, Gregory Poorman, Susan Odum,
PhD, and moderator Matthew J. Smith, MD, EMH&L.