At a Glance

NW Spine Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, was created in 2008 to promote spine research and education for local surgeons. Our goal is to create an open forum for surgeons to discuss the best practices in the field of patient care and private practice efficiency.

Research in Motion

Dr. Tatsumi and the University of Montreal are finalizing a biomechanics study to evaluate the pedicle screw pullout and toggle strength when placed in the lumbar and sacral regions. A new minimally invasive technique to stabilize the spine utilizes a different trajectory of the pedicle screws. The data is very impressive and will submitted to IMAST, which is hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014 Highlights

At the January meeting of the Board of Directors, Jason Gong was elected President of the Foundation. Jason is currently president of Lifelong Wealth Management in Lake Oswego. 

Dr. George Oji was elected Secretary and Dr. Robert Tatsumi remains Research Director and Treasurer.