If you have been keeping up with our postings, you will have seen that Columbia Neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Angevine was very active at this year’s Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in San Francisco (see our posts: Dr. Peter Angevine Shares Expertise on Scoliosis at AANS and Dr. Peter Angevine On Spinal Deformity In Adolescents).
Well, that was just the start of it. He continued his roles as faculty, co-moderator, author, and committee member throughout the week-long conference.
Dr. Angevine co-directed an all day hands-on practical clinic on Techniques for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. The course covered clinical and radiographic evaluation methods as well as treatment planning for common spinal deformities. Students were instructed on specific techniques for screw and rod placement, spinal fixation, and deformity correction.
He was also faculty at a full day practical clinic that focused on Neurosurgical CPT and ICD-10 Coding. This course reviewed up-to-date coding rules that affect neurosurgeons.
Dr. Angevine was co-author of a paper, The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): Predictors of Persistent 12 month Disability Following Lumbar Surgery, that was presented during one of the plenary sessions at the AANS meeting. According to the authors of this paper, “N2QOD, a comprehensive national outcomes registry, is feasible, shows excellent data integrity, and promises to facilitate shared decision-making and improved utilization of increasingly scarce healthcare resources.”
Dr. Angevine also attended lectures and meetings with his colleagues at this year’s meeting. He is a Liaison to the American Medical Association Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement as well as a member of the following committees:
–AANS/CNS Guidelines Committee
–Coding & Reimbursement Committee of the AANS/CNS
–Communications and Public Relations Committee
–Quality Improvement Workgroup of the AANS/CNS
Dr. Angevine enjoys sharing his knowledge with colleagues and students. He had lots of the attendees come to him after each lecture with questions that went beyond the Q&A sessions.
Dr. Angevine is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and a member ofThe Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York. He specializes in disorders of spinal alignment such as scoliosis or sagittal imbalance.