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Maximizing Your Minimums.

Maximizing Your Minimums (My philosophy about life). Thirty years ago, I stood poised on the brink of my youth’s greatest dream: swimming in the Olympic Games.  Getting to that point took years of training, focus, and dedication, and no small …

Spinal Revision Surgery: Why Patient Expectations Matter (Part 3 of 3)

Written by  Heather Linder | Monday, 03 February 2014 13:54  This is part three of a three-part series on spine surgeons discussing spinal revision surgery and efforts to avoid failed back surgery syndrome. Scott Spann, MD, is the founder of Westlake Orthopaedics …

University of South Carolina – PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT CEREMONY SPEECH

I greatly appreciate the invitation to be the speaker at your 2014 white coat ceremony.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve been back, and it’s bringing back some wonderful memories as well as creating new ones. This is quite …

USC School of Medicine Hosts White Coat Ceremony

The Associated Press Posted: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is bestowing its 92 second-year medical students their white physician coats in a special ceremony. The event, known as a “pledge of …

Alumnus Dr. Scott Spann to deliver address at Pledge of Commitment Ceremony

Scott Spann, M.D., a graduate of the School of Medicine’s Class of 1986 and board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon from Austin, Texas, will deliver the keynote address during the school’s annual Pledge of Commitment Ceremony.  The event is scheduled for 5 …

Quest for Wholeness: A year later….

Almost exactly one year ago in my Quest for Wholeness Blog, I encouraged you, the reader, to ask yourself which aspect of your being do you give the most attention? Which the least? In that blog, I confessed that I …

The Growing Trend of Lateral Spine Surgery: Q&A With Dr. Scott Spann of Pantheon Spinal

The Growing Trend of Lateral Spine Surgery: Q&A With Dr. Scott Spann of Pantheon Spinal Featured Written by  Carrie Pallardy | Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:30 Scott Spann, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and the founder of Austin-based device company Pantheon Spinal, discusses …

Starting a Device Company: 3 Steps From Dr. Scott Spann

Starting a Device Company: 3 Steps From Dr. Scott Spann Written by Carrie Pallardy | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:53 Scott Spann, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, is the founder of Pantheon Spinal, a device company based in Austin, Texas. Dr. …

The Quest for Wholeness

“Thank you God. If this is it, thank you so much for what you’ve given me. I am so very grateful. However, if You see fit to allow me to live and to recover from this, I will do the …