Dr. Vaccaro was recently a Visiting Professor with us at Cedars Sinai and lectured at the Spine Center Grand Rounds on the current treatment of spinal trauma, of which he is a renowned authority. He and Dr. Johnson have been close professional colleagues over their entire careers.
Dr. Vaccaro has been the President of Rothman Orthopedic Institute since 2014 and Professor of Orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His spinal care leadership and clinical research excellence earned him the Leon Wiltse award from the North American Spine Society (NASS) and past presidencies at prominent spinal and orthopaedic associations. Currently, he sits on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) board. Dr. Vaccaro also co-directs the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley.
J. Patrick Johnson, MD is a renowned neurosurgeon specializing in spinal disorders and has served as the Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars Sinai Medical Center since 2001 and previously as the Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center from 1993-2001.