Lindsay Orosz, MSPAC drives the Foundation’s mission of improving spinal healthcare through research. As Director of Research she manages all aspects of our busy research department, including study design, management of our electronic data capture system (SpineOnline), investigator partnerships, data management, funding, and the dissemination of findings through abstract presentations and the writing and publication of manuscripts. In addition to providing peer reviews for a variety of journals, Orosz is also the Senior Editor of the Foundation’s journal.
Research is a second career for Orosz, which came as a natural succession to her long (15 year) career as a spine surgery PA (physician assistant / physician associate). This background gives her the unique hands-on experience of how the field of spine surgery has evolved over the last decade, an in-depth understanding of spinal patient care, and an appreciation for the complexity of the field. To enhance her clinical experience with classical training, she completed Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars in Research Training (GCSRT) program, a program designed to elevate a clinician’s focus on research.
Orosz’s numerous publications involve topics related to spinal healthcare, including: Enhanced Surgical Recovery (ESR) for spine surgery / opioid prescribing strategies after spine surgery, robotic-guided spine surgery, augmented reality-assisted spine surgery, artificial intelligence measuring various spinal parameters on x-rays, intradiscal regenerative medicine injections to treat discogenic back pain, and artificial disc replacements / hybrid surgeries.