About the Standards Division


Oversee the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) initiatives related to evidence-based products, such as systematic reviews and appropriate use criteria (AUC).


  1. Comply with the strategic plan as adopted by the SIS Board of Directors and ensure that the organization-wide goals of integrity and promotion of best evidence are considered in all activities.
  2. Guide the development of systematic reviews and AUCs.
  3. Provide input on topic selection for the Spine Intervention Society's systematic reviews and AUCs.
  4. Respond to requests for commentary on relevant evidence-based documents, including clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews and AUCs.
  5. Develop course curriculum related to evidence-based medicine.
  6. Assist the Editor with updating the Spine Intervention Society practice guidelines as needed.

Staff Contacts

Belinda Duszynski
Senior Director of Policy and Practice

Sandra Ray, MPH
Manager of Policy and Practice


    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD – Chair Wade King, MMed(Pain)
    Ameet S. Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd
    Milan Stojanovic, MD - Vice Chair D. Scott Kreiner, MD
    Byron J. Schneider, MD
    Fred DeFrancesch, MD Zachary L. McCormick, MD Anil Sharma, MD
    Andrew Engel, MD
    David C. Miller, MD
    Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH

Contact Us

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