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NASS Names New Chief

At its 2012 annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, the North American Spine Society (NASS) has named Charles A. Mick, M.D., president for 2012-2013.

Mick is an orthopedic surgeon from Northampton, Mass.

“It is an honor to serve as president of NASS and to represent the world’s finest medical specialty society,” said Mick. “During the next year, NASS will continue our leadership in ethics and professionalism. We intend to devote significant time and resources to defining, measuring and advocating for quality spine care and its insurance coverage. We will continue to work with other organizations and government entities to improve and coordinate patient care and safety.”

Mick graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and an orthopedic residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed a fellowship in fracture surgery at Felix-Platter Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, and a spine fellowship at The Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.

Employed by Pioneer Spine and Sports Physicians in Northampton, Mick is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. A member of NASS for 25 years, he is active in health policy, coding and reimbursement and value-based spine care issues. Additionally, he is a member of the Advocacy and Rehabilitation Interventional and Medical Spine (RIMS) Committees.

Nearly 4,000 spine professionals are slated to meet for the NASS 27th annual meeting, held October 24-27, 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center.

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