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Dr. John Collis Named to “90 Spine Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know” list

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Posted on October 21, 2013

Dr. John Collis Named to “90 Spine Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know” list

Serves as co-medical director of the Spine and Orthopedic Institute

Chicago - Becker's Spine Review released a list of "90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know." This list compiles spine surgeons and specialists who developed innovative implant and devices to advance the field. Many members of this list hold multiple patents and continue to work toward improving their technology. [more]

Several members of this list also serve on device company boards and lead clinical trials for new innovations.

John S. Collis, MD (St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland)

Dr. Collis is a neurosurgeon and the co-director of The Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland. He has a special interest in disorders and injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine. He has helped invent many devices, including surgical instruments for total disc replacement, a laminectomy retractor and a table for disc puncture testing and treatment. Previously in his career, Dr. Collis has served as an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, director of spinal surgery at Cleveland Clinic and director of neurosurgery at St. Vincent and Lutheran Hospital. He received his residencies in general surgery and neurological surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Members of this list were selected based on editorial research and public solicitation for recommendations. Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to appear on this list. Direct questions and comments about this list and Becker's Spine Review to Editor-in-Chief Laura Miller at lmiller@beckershealthcare.com.

Becker's Spine Review is a Chicago-based online and print publication focused on news and analysis of the business and legal issues related to spine surgeons and practices. The publication includes electronic newsletters, additional web content and a quarterly print publication sent to spine surgeons and practice decision-makers across the country.

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