UAMS to Hold Nov. 4 Lecture on Advances in Spinal Neurosurgery

By Linda Satter

The lecture, entitled “Evolving Surgical Treatment Paradigms for Adult Spinal Deformity,” is part of the Flanigan-Boop Endowed Lectureship in Spinal Neurosurgery, and will begin at 5 p.m. in the Fred Smith Auditorium on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute. It will be followed by a reception.

No registration is required, but those who want to participate via Zoom should use this link:

Park, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, practices at Semmes-Murphey Clinic, where he focuses on minimally invasive techniques, complex spinal reconstruction, spinal tumors and degenerative conditions including spondylolisthesis, infection and spinal deformity such as scoliosis.

He received his medical degree at the University of Michigan, where he completed a neurosurgical residency. He completed an enfolded fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute and a post-residency fellowship in minimally invasive spinal surgery at Semmes-Murphey. He practiced for 17 years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he was a professor of neurosurgery and the director of the spine program, before joining Semmes-Murphey.

Park has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of numerous clinical trials. He has also published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, authored numerous book chapters and edited two texts on spinal surgery.

The lectureship honors the legacy of Stevenson Flanigan, former chair of the UAMS Department of Neurosurgery, and Warren C. Boop Jr., M.D., who together built the neurosurgery residency program at UAMS.


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