Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon – Professional Memberships

Burak M. Ozgur, MD, one of the top US spine and neurological surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, stays abreast of cutting edge practices and confer with peers in the most prestigious medical societies in the nation. He actively participates in the following professional societies:

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) is an international community of spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons who have chosen to specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery.

AANS/CNS Spine Section
An organization that fosters spinal neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine and peripheral nerves, improvement of patient care, and support meaningful basic and clinical research.

Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS) is an association that fosters research, training initiatives, and peer-to-peer communication to help define and advance the science and art of lateral access surgery.

American Academy of Spine Physicians
The American Academy of Spine Physicians is dedicated to educating patients, physicians and the public about the spine and available spine care.

UC Irvine Publications Editorial Board
UC Irvine Publications encourages and facilitates research and creative activities by undergraduates from all schools and academic disciplines at UC Irvine.

North American Spine Society
Non-profit medical society focused on improving spine medicine through advocacy, research and education. Includes patient information on spine disorders. The premier non-profit multidisciplinary medical organization that is focused on improving spine medicine through advocacy, research and education and dedicated to improving spine care.

UC San Diego Graduate Medical Education
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Medical Center are both committed to graduate medical education as a central component of their mission to improve the health of the public. UC San Diego seeks to educate outstanding physicians and medical scientists.

UC San Diego Resident Physician, Council Member
The Resident Physician Council is for trainees in first board training programs. It is an advisory council to the Medical Director and to the Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 
A professional organization, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is interested in neurosurgical educational opportunities, legislative activities and practice management resources.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is a professional association representing neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, and allied health professionals.

California Medical Association (CMA)
The California Medical Association (CMA) is a professional organization representing the physicians of the state of California.

American Medical Association
The American Medical Association helps physicians and surgeons help patients by uniting medical professions nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.