Targeted Techniques for Vertebral Compression Fractures and Metastatic Spinal Tumors
Learn the demographics, diagnoses and most current clinical evidence regarding minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of pathologic vertebral fractures and spine tumor ablation. The course includes didactic presentations followed by hands-on training with anatomic spine models, as well as cadavers under the guidance of a C-arm.
The Think Spine custom training course delivers on-demand, local training that meets hospital credentialing requirements. Courses can be tailored to the needs of the staff and will employ use of the imaging equipment onsite.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for experienced Interventional Radiologists, Neurointerventional Radiologists, Interventional Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, and Interventional Pain Management Physicians who have had prior training in spine procedures during residency and/or fellowship, and are interested in further training on vertebral augmentation for vertebral compression fractures and radiofrequency ablation of spinal tumors.
Courses are limited in size to preserve the quality of the hands-on experience. To be added to the list of interest for any of the below programs, please select a date and a Merit Medical representative will contact you to discuss course availability. Don’t see a date that meets your needs? We may be able to help place you in another opportunity.
President, Inland Imaging
Past Chief of Staff, Providence Holy Family Hospital
Co-lead, Providence Health System’s Diagnostic Imaging Council
Dr. Brower is an interventional radiologist whose main area of focus is interventional oncology. He is currently president of Inland Imaging in Spokane, WA, and practices at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital. He has served as faculty for multiple physician education programs focused on vertebral augmentation and spine ablation. Dr. Brower was an early adopter of spine ablation technology, utilizing the STAR Tumor Ablation System. He was a principal investigator and co-authored the first prospective clinical study to evaluate the STAR Tumor Ablation System entitled “Multicenter Prospective Clinical Series Evaluating RFA in the Treatment of Painful Spine Metastases.” He has been voted to Spokane’s “Best Doctor” list consecutively since 2010 and developed a successful, fully-integrated, liver-directed program.
David Shelley, MD
Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Bingham Memorial Hospital
Director, Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho
Dr. Shelley is board-certified in vascular and interventional radiology. He is highly trained in performing complex procedures, such as uterine fibroid embolization, endovascular aortic stent grafts, RFA, DVT thrombolysis, kyphoplasty, and other interventional radiology procedures. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Western Angiographic and Interventional Society, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, and Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society. Dr. Shelley practices in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Soda Springs, ID.
Dawood Sayed, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Chief of Pain Medicine
Program Director of The Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship,
University of Kansas
Dr. Sayed is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sayed serves as the Chief of Pain Medicine at the University. He established and serves as the Program Director of The Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kansas. Additionally, Dr. Sayed serves as the Medical Director of Interventional Pain at the University of Kansas Comprehensive Spine Center as well as the Director of the Center of Neuromodulation at the University of Kansas Hospital. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas and Pain Medicine Fellowship from the Tri-Institute at Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Sayed serves on the Advocacy and Policy, Education, and CPT committees of the North American Neuromodulation Society. He lectures and serves as teaching faculty for the American Society of Pain Physicians (ASIPP), North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA). His clinical interests include spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, implanted intrathecal drug delivery, vertebral augmentation, cancer-related pain, spinal tumor ablation, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of spinal radiofrequency ablation and vertebral augmentation and has published and written textbook chapters on this subject.
Douglas P. Beall, MD, FIPP, FSIR, DAAPM
Director Interventional Spine Care, Summit Medical Center & Spine Fracture Institute
Chief of Radiology Services and Director of Fellowship Programs,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Douglas P. Beall, MD, attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following residency, he was Chief of Interventional Services at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He then completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was trained in interventional spine techniques before returning to the US Air Force as Division Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology. Following his service as a Major in the US Air Force Dr. Beall was chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology and Fellowship Director at the University of Oklahoma prior to entering private practice as the Chief of Services.
In addition to his expertise in musculoskeletal imaging and interventional spine care, Dr. Beall is actively involved in teaching and research. He is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology, has an added fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology, is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology and Interventional Pain Practice and board certified by the World Institute of Pain. He is currently in private practice focused on interventional pain management and orthopedic imaging.
Dr. Beall has published more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored five textbooks and 63 textbook chapters, given more than 500 invited lectures and scientific presentations and has participated in 51 clinical research trials. He is currently the Chief of Radiology Services for Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma as well as the Division Head of Interventional Spine Care and Director of Pain Management Fellowship Programs at the Spine Fracture Institute and Summit Medical Center.
David S. Enterline, MD, FACR
Associate Professor of Radiology Division of Neuroradiology Duke University
Dr. Enterline is an internationally-recognized neuroradiologist who has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as an editorial reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. As an invited speaker and faculty member on a broad array of interventional and imaging neuroradiology topics he provides an exceptional breadth of experience in diagnosis and minimally invasive spine therapies. He was an early adopter of spine RFA and has extensive experience with targeted therapy for vertebral compression fractures and spine ablation.
Michael T. Hallisey, MD
Jefferson Radiology, Hartford, CT
Dr. Hallisey is board certified in diagnostic and vascular interventional radiology. His practice area is in Interventional Radiology, Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Cardiovascular Imaging, Interventional Oncology, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Varicocele Embolization. Dr Hallisey practices at Jefferson Radiology in Hartford, CT and is a member of the American College of Radiology and Radiologic Society of North America.