Natalie Bauer, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently among one of five faculty members to receive the 2019 USA College of Medicine Faculty Intramural Grants Research Award. The award, which provides funds through an annual competition, targets five full-time basic science faculty members.
About Spine Surgery at USA Health
Having a spinal problem is a complex disease that requires more than just a skilled surgeon. It requires a compassionate, evidence based, streamlined care from the very beginning. To have the best possible outcomes we integrate care from the leading professionals in all aspects of spine care. This occurs before, during and after surgery. USA Health has a host of experts working within one institution including physical therapists, nutritionists, pain management specialists, medical doctors, adult and pediatrics physicians and specialists.
Each decision and each protocol is personalized to the patient’s specific problem and integrated with the latest evidence-based approaches from the field of medicine. Academic centers, by definition, drive the field of complex surgery. Our team is at the forefront of research in spinal surgery related to outcomes, techniques and socioeconomic data.
Furthermore, complex cases at USA Health undergo a surgeon peer review process where cases are discussed with different surgeons at a formal spine conference. This serves as a teaching modality for surgeons-in-training but also allows for a review of cases among professionals, integration of the latest scientific findings into the treatment plan and review with other experts in the field. This can improve outcomes and reduce complications.