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 Domagoj Coric, MD named to Board of

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

Aurora, Ill. – May 2, 2016 – Neurological spine surgeon Domagoj Coric, MD of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA became the newest member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the Society’s 2016 annual meeting April 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the ISASS Board,” Dr. Coric said. “I have dedicated my career to enhancing quality treatment options for spine patients through research and superior clinical care; I am fully dedicated to the ISASS mission of advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.”

Dr. Coric has been a member of ISASS since 2007 and was appointed as the ISASS16 Overall Program Chair. He also serves as a Section Editor for the ISASS Journal, International Journal of Spine Surgery, and is on the Board of International Advocates for Spine Patients (IASP). Dr. Coric is past President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society and the North Carolina Spine Society and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of AANS & CNS, where he serves on the Executive Committee.

After graduating from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Coric completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurological surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Coric currently practices at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Carolinas Medical Center and Spine Director at the Carolinas Healthcare System Neuroscience Institute. His clinical interests include artificial disc replacement, spinal trauma, spine and spinal cord tumors, degenerative diseases of the spine, and adult deformity surgery.

Dr. Coric is actively engaged in research to advance the science of spine; he has served as the principal investigator on multiple prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center FDA Investigational Device Exemption trials as well as authored or co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed research papers and seven book chapters. He has given more than 25 peer-reviewed podium presentations and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings, assemblies and seminars across the world.

Immediate ISASS Past President, Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD said, “Dr. Coric brings to the ISASS Board both his considerable clinical acumen and his leadership, honed from his time as President of a regional society,” of Coric’s past post as President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society.

“I am pleased to see Dr. Coric join the leadership of our global organization. He will take the lessons he has learned in the US and apply them to growing ISASS internationally,” said Hee Kit Wong, MD, ISASS President.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Coric enjoys traveling, reading and exercising as well as spending time with his wife, Beth and daughter, Katherine.


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