US National Spine Health Foundation celebrates 50-member medical and scientific board on 20th anniversary


To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the US National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF) has announced the 50 top spine experts who comprise its medical and scientific and scientific board and who help to promote the foundation’s mission to improve spinal health care through patient education, advocacy and research.

Rita Roy, chief executive officer of the NSHF, said: “Our board members represent the best and brightest that the spine health community has to offer. We’re proud of the excellence and vast experience of our board.”

Thomas Schuler, chairman of NSHF’s medical and scientific board and CEO of Virginia Spine Institute (Reston, USA), added: “This marks a transformational milestone for NSHF. Our board empowers patients with knowledge and hope. I look forward to seeing the foundation continue to improve spinal health care knowledge and understanding for all.”

The NSHF is the only non-profit, patient-centred organisation in the USA dedicated to helping patients overcome debilitating spinal conditions and improve their quality of life, according to the foundation.

“I’m grateful to be a part of the NSHF’s mission to drive patient education,” said Serena Hu, chief of orthopaedic spine service at Stanford University Health, president-elect of the Scoliosis Research Society, and NSHF board member.

Rick Guyer, co-founder of the Texas Back Institute, past president of the North American Spine Society and fellow NSHF Board member, added: “It’s exciting to see so many distinguished spinal experts coming together to share their knowledge and continually improve patient outcomes.”

For more information on all 50 NSHF medical  and scientific board members, visit


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