Faculty

Richard G. FESSLER, MD, PhD
Department of Neurological Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA


PRESIDENT ELECT



Joachim OERTEL, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg-Saar, Germany


VICE PRESIDENT and HOST



Hansjörg LEU, MD, PhD
Spines Medicine and Pain Therapy Centre
Clinic Hirslanden
Zürich, Switzerland


SECRETARY & TREASURER EUROPEAN BRANCH



Christof BIRKENMAIER, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University Hospital of Munich
München, Germany


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE GERMANY



Mehmet ZILELI, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
Ege University Faculty of Medicine
Izmir, Turkey


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TURKEY and

CO-CHAIRMAN WFNS SPINE COMMITTEE

 



Confirmed Speakers


Rudolf MORGENSTERN, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgery Unit
Centro Médico Teknon
Barcelona, Spain

 


Thomas LÜBBERS, MD
Spine Surgery
Klinikum Leer/Ostfriesland

 


Alfred T. OGDEN, MD
The Neurological Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY, USA

 


Volodymyr RADCHENKO, MD
Sytenko Insitute of Spine and Joint Pathology
National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine
Kharkiv, Ukraine

 


Waleed A. AZAB, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Ibn Sina Hospital

Kuwait City, Kuwait

 


Ali H. MESIWALA, MD
Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine
Pomona, CA, USA

 


Fujio ITO, MD
Aichi Spine Institute
Fujita Health University
Fuso-cho Niwa-gun, Aichi, Japan

 


Arman HAKOBYAN, MD
Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
Nairi Medical Center
Yerevan, Armenia

 


Kyung-Hoon KIM, MD
Departement of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
School of Medicine, Pusan National University
Pusan, South Korea

 


Sebastian FÜRDERER, MD
Orthopedic and Spine Surgery
Maria Hilf Hospital
Daun, Germany

 


Yue ZHOU, MD
Department of Orthopedics
The Third Military Medical University
Chongqing, China

 


Cornelius WIMMER, MD
Department of Spinal Surgery
Schön Klinik Vogtareuth
Vogtareuth, Germany

 



Christof BIRKENMAIER, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University Hospital of Munich
Munich, Germany


Shakhaydar SHATURSUNOV, MD      
Department of Spine Surgery
Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 


Robert SAFTIC, MD
Minimally-Invasive Spine and Joint Surgery
Axis Hospital Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia

 


Cumhur KILINÇER, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Trakya University Medical Faculty
Edirne, Turkey

 



Andrew ERBSZT, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Doctorfit Spinal Clinic
Budapest, Hungary

 


Akira DEZAWA, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Teikyo University Mizonokuchi Hospital
Mizonokuchi, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

 


Paulo PEREIRA, MD
Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health
University of Porto
Porto, Portugal

 


Thierry LAURENT, MD
Department of Radiology
Spital Zollikerberg
Zurich, Switzerland

 


Carsten MOSER, MD
Spine Centre
Grönemeyer Institute of Micro Therpay
Bochum, Germany

 


Erwin CORNIPS, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands

 


Bernhard MEYER, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Technical University of Munich
Munich, Germany

 


Robert PFLUGMACHER, MD
Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
University Hospital Bonn
Bonn, Germany

 


Benedikt BURKHARDT, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg, Germany

 


Antonius PIZANIS, MD
Department of Hand, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg, Germany

 


Giancarlo GUIZZARDI, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Centro Chirurgico Toscano
Arezzo, Italy

 


Martin STROWITZKI, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
BG Hospital Murnau
Murnau, Germany

 


Tobias PITZEN, MD
Spine Center
SRH Clinic Karlsbad-Langensteinbach
Karlsbad, Germany

 


Artem GUSHCHA, MD
Research Center of Neurology
Moscow, Russia

 


Sait NADERI, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Health Sciences Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

 


Sebastian GITTER, MD
Spine and Pain Center
Nova Clinic Biberach
Biberach, Germany

 


Christoph A. TSCHAN, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Ludmillenstift Hospital Meppen
Meppen, Germany

 


Frederic JACQUOT, MD
Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
St. Anthony Hospital
Paris, France

 


Mohamed ALTAHER, MD
Department for Orthopedics and Traumatology
Sana Hospital Hameln
Hameln-Pyrmont, Germany

 


Su-Jung LEE, MD
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
School of Medicine, Pusan National University
Pusan, South Korea

 


Salim SENTÜRK, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Koc University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey

 


Onur YAMAN, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Koc University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey

 


Pier Paolo Maria MENCHETTI, MD
Spine Center
Rome American Hospital
Rome, Italy

 


Ulrich RANDOLL, MD
Private Clinic Dr. Randoll
Matrix Center Munich
Munich, Germany

 


Salman Y. SHARIF, MD
Department of Spinal & Neurosurgery
Liaquat National Hospital
Karachi, Pakistan

 


Ioannis POLYTHODORAKIS, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Henry Dunant Medical Center
Athens, Greece

 


Michael D. SCHUBERT, MD
Apex Spine Center
Munich, Germany

 


Leonello TACCONI, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Azienda Universitaria Integrata
Trieste, Italy

 


Jean DESTANDAU, MD
Endospine Surgery Center
Bordeaux, France

 


Stephan DÜTZMANN, MD
Department of Spinal Surgery
Hochtaunus Clinic
Bad Homburg, Germany

 


Birgit REISCHMANN, MD
Department of Hand, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg, Germany

 


Hamid R. ABBASI, MD
Tristate Brain & Spine Institute
Alexandria, MN, USA

 


Rupert LEBMEIER, MD
Integrative Medicine Zweibrücken
Zweibrücken, Germany

 


Abdelfattah SAOUD, MD
Orthopedic and Spine Surgery
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

 


Karim BEN GHEZALA, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Hopsital General Universitario de Alicante
Alicante, Spain

 


Vasilis LYKOMITROS, MD
Department of Orthopedics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece

 


Jochen TÜTTENBERG, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
SHG Clinic Idar-Oberstein
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

 


Ovidiu PALEA, MD
Provita Diagnostic & Tretament Clinic
Bucharest, Romania

 


Cristian G. MONTOYA, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca
El Palmar, Murica, Spain

 


Yu PEDACHENKO, MD
Institute of Neurosurgery
Kiev, Ukraine

 


Xiaofeng LIAN, MD
Department of Orthopedics
Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital
Shanghai, China

 


Guoxin FAN, MD
Department of Othopedics
Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital
Shanghai, China