About the Research Division


Oversee the Spine Intervention Society's initiatives related to fostering research.


  1. Comply with the strategic plan as adopted by the Spine Intervention Society Board of Directors and ensure that the organization-wide goals of integrity and promotion of best evidence are considered in all activities.
  2. In collaboration with the SIS Board of Directors, define high priority research topics and promote submission of grant applications on these topics.
  3. Provide guidance and mentorship to SIS members seeking assistance with research protocol development.
  4. Appraise research grant applications submitted by SIS members and make recommendations to the Board relative to funding.
  5. Oversee and provide feedback to principal investigators of the Spine Intervention Society-funded research projects.
  6. Review and select abstracts for presentation at educational meetings such as the Annual Meeting.

Staff Contacts

Belinda Duszynski
Senior Director of Policy and Practice

Sandra Ray, MPH
Manager of Policy and Practice


    David S. Levi, MD - Chair

    Byron J. Schneider, MD - Vice Chair

    Jeremy Beckworth, MD Dermot P. Maher, MD, MS David Spanier, MD
    Mark Bicket, MD
    Pedro M. Gonçalves Pereira, MD, PhD
    W. Evan Rivers, DO
    Srinivas Chiravuri, MD
    Nathaniel M. Schuster, MD
    Yi Zhang, MD, PhD, MHS
    Fahad Khan, MD, MHS
    Anthony Schwarzer, MD, PhD
    Patricia Zheng, MD
    Joe Lee, MD

Kano Mayer, MD
Kano Mayer, MD
Joe Lee, MD

Contact Us

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