Dr. Venu Nemaniis a spine surgeon specializing in cervical spine and spinal deformity surgery at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle, WA. Dr. Nemani completed his PhD in neuroscience and medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and spinal fellowship training in (1) Tokyo Japan for scoliosis and cervical spine surgery, (2) Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for complex adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery, and (3) Columbia University in New York for complex adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery . Dr. Nemani’s practice focuses on the surgical treatment of all disorders of the cervical spine and he has particular expertise in the surgical treatment of complex disorders of the thoracic and lumbar spine including scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback, and revision spine surgery. Dr. Nemani has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles in many of the top journals in spine surgery and neuroscience, including Spine, The Spine Journal, Neurosurgery, Neuron, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Neuroscience. He has presented over 70 scientific studies at national and international conferences, and written more than 15 book chapters on various topics in spine surgery. Dr. Nemani continues to be actively involved in research to improve the outcomes and safety of spine surgery, and is an active member of AO Spine, the Cervical Spine Research Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society. He has also volunteered his time as a spine surgeon in Ghana, where he surgically treated some of the most rare and complex spinal deformities in both pediatric and adult patients.