Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
To read Part II of this series: https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/30/20732370/spine-surgery-health-care-northwestern-patel-steinberg
- Department receives AOSpine North America Fellowship Grant Award for the 2017-2019 academic years04.05.2017
The Northwestern University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Fellowship program was selected for fellowship funding for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 fellowship years by the AOSpine North America Fellowship Committee (AOSNAFC).
The program has been recognized for its excellent program structure and educational content. This award will provide financial support of $75,000 per academic term and is intended to support all the fellows in the Northwestern spine fellowship program.
- Dr. Samer Attar, MD, receives highest honor for Humanitarian work from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons03.14.2019
The study titled "A Comparison of Patient Centered Outcome Measures to evaluate Dysphagia and Dysphonia after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)" has received the 2016 North American Spine Society (NASS) Value Abstract Award at the North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting that took place in Boston, MA from October 26-29, 2016.
Each year, the American Red Cross of the Greater Chicago Region honors individuals and groups for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community.
Dr. Samer Attar, MD, assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University will be awarded the 2016 Global Citizenship Hero Award for his outstanding humanitarian work in the underground field hospitals of Aleppo. Dr. Attar has made multiple trips to war torn Syria since August 2013 in order to performed surgeries and care for patients injured in the country’s ongoing civil war, which is now in its sixth year.
Read more about Dr. Attar's work in Syria here: http://blog.nm.org/home/-surgeon-shares-personal-experience-to-shed-light-on-medical-crisis-in-syria