What is the Kambin Award?

October 15, 2012

Dr. Anthony Yeung was mentioned in Orthopedics This Week in the article “People In the News”.  This article gives a great description of the magnitude of the Kambin Award that Dr. Yeung received on September 23, 2012.  Not only was it featured in Orthopedics This Week – The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) also featured this article in their international publication of “Spine Newsfeed”!

Below is an excerpt:

People in the News

Bilione W. Young | Fri, Oct 12th, 2012

Yeung Honored by SMISS

Anthony Yeung, M.D., known to his many friends and admirers as “Tony,” is the 2012 recipient of the Parviz Kambin Award, given by the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) to honor outstanding surgeons in the field of endoscopic spine surgery. The Society held the ceremony during its annual meeting, September ’23, and Yeung’s son, Christopher Yeung, M.D., accepted the award for his father.

SMISS established the Kambin Award, in collaboration with joimax®, to recognize the surgeons who have successfully performed more than 1,000 cases of endoscopic spinal surgery, trained more than 100 surgeons in the procedure, (in both cases specifically transforaminal surgery), published in numerous scientific publications and professional journals and given presentations at leading congresses. Finally, the recipient must demonstrate a strong commitment to clinical research and training. Choll Kim, M.D. and executive director, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, wrote, “Tony is my hero and certainly deserves such an award.”

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