Richard Vogel, Ph.D.
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, today announced Richard Vogel, Ph.D., DABNM, FASNM, director of Strategic Initiatives at NuVasive Clinical ServicesTM (NCS), will co-chair, moderate and lecture at the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) 2018 Fall Symposium held September 15-16, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. ASNM is the largest professional society in the world dedicated to the advancement of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM).
Dr. Vogel is a board-certified oversight neurophysiologist and is one of the leading experts in the field of neurophysiology. He is currently the President-Elect of the ASNM, and as the co-chair and moderator of this year’s Fall Symposium, will lecture on the major trends in IONM literature and discuss how strong communication and teamwork in the operating room (OR) can optimize patient care.
NCS is the nation’s leading provider of IONM services to surgeons and healthcare facilities, and a gold-level sponsor at the ASNM 2018 Fall Symposium. NCS is comprised of approximately 550 highly-trained neurologists and neurophysiologists who have exclusive access to proprietary IONM technology to provide real-time updates on a patient’s nervous system during surgery to help maintain patient safety and promote better clinical decision making.
“I am extremely proud to take on this ASNM leadership position as President-Elect to help further shape the IONM profession,” said Dr. Vogel. “The more opportunities we have for education and training, to cultivate research and broadly communicate the clinical benefits of IONM, the better insights we can offer in the OR to increase safety and improve outcomes; both of which lead to higher-quality patient care.”
Dr. Vogel earned Ph.D.’s in both neuroscience and psychology from Indiana University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as an intraoperative clinical neurophysiology fellowship with Surgical Monitoring Associates in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He is the author of multiple IONM peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and lectures around the world on clinical neurophysiology.
In addition to his leadership role at ASNM and their 2018 Fall Symposium, Dr. Vogel co-founded the new Section on IONM within the North American Spine Society (NASS). He will co-chair the IONM Section’s first symposium at this year’s NASS Annual Meeting held September 26-29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.