Multiple spine surgeon leaders are advancing the industry through their work and innovations.

Here are 25 power players in spine surgery:

Todd Lanman, MD. Dr. Lanman is known for his work with artificial disc replacement at his practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. He has been a principal medical investigator for motion preserving and artificial disc clinical trials. In 2021, he expanded his practice to Florida.

Hyun Bae, MD. Dr. Bae is a spine surgeon with the Commons Clinic in Los Angeles. He is co-director of its new Center for Spine Economics, Outcomes & Research, which is investing $100 million over the next decade.

Scott Blumenthal, MD. Dr. Blumenthal is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, and he is the first surgeon in the U.S. to dedicate his practice to artificial disc replacement. He played a key role in bringing the procedure to the U.S.


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