Spine-Talks: Understanding Spine Tumors


Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, Senior Vice President of Neurosurgery at Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY

Laurence D. Rhines, MD, Professor and Director of the Spine Tumors Program, Department of Neurosurgery at MD Anderson, Houston, TX


Thomas C. Schuler, MD, Virginia Spine Institute, Reston, VA

Rita Roy, MD, CEO, National Spine Health Foundation, Reston, VA


If you or someone you love have been diagnosed with a spine tumor, it’s natural to feel confused, scared, and alone. However, it’s important to know that you’re not alone in this journey. There are experts who have dedicated their careers to treating spine tumors. Experts like Dr. Daniel Sciubba and Dr. Laurence Rhines, who are two of the world’s leading spine tumor surgeons.

In this Spine-Talks program, Dr. Sciubba and Dr. Rhines share their expertise and offer hope to patients by discussing the different types of tumors that can occur in or near the spine. They also explain how a multidisciplinary team builds a personalized treatment plan for each patient. This knowledge can help you understand your diagnosis better and the resources available for successful treatment and recovery.

The National Spine Health Foundation knows that it can be confusing to find accurate and unbiased information for spinal treatment. This is why we create these educational programs that offer vetted, unbiased information from the leading experts in the field of spine. We urge you to watch and empower yourself with the knowledge offered in this program. 

This Spine-Talk program is made possible through the broad range of philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe in our mission of education, research, and advocacy. The success of this program would not be possible without the tremendous support of our valued corporate partners, including: Aesculap, Globus Medical, Medtronic, and OrthoFix.