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Academy Council
Edward C. Benzel, M.D.
George J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D.
David H. Durrant, D.C., D.A.B.C.N.
Barth A. Green, M.D.
Vincent Lucido, D.C.
Stephen L. Ondra, M.D.
John F. Shea, M.D.
Steven Vanni, D.O., D.C.
Wayne Martin Whalen, D.C., D.A.B.C.N.
Terry R. Yochum, D.C., DACBR, Fellow, ACCR
Scientifc Council
Scott Haldeman, M.D., Ph.D.
Manohar M. Panjabi, Ph.D., D. Tech

The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is a unique organization comprised of neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians committed to improving the quality of spine care. The primary mission of the AASP is to promote cooperative spine care through continuing physician education and improved interdisciplinary communication. The AASP is dedicated to developing a directory of physician members to help facilitate referrals and continuity of care. The AASP is also dedicated to providing members with educational material and products.

  • Acceptance press release
  • Membership certificate
  • Access to membership directory
  • Product discounts for members
  • AASP Internet Web Site
  • Continuing medical education with home study options
  • AASP introduction letter to promote interdisciplinary relationships
  • Catalog of spine care-related products
  • Sample of available AASP brochures

The AASP is an organization committed to providing an interdisciplinary forum for chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons interested in improving the continuity and quality of spine care. The objectives of the AASP are to:

  • Facilitate a cooperative approach to spine care.
  • Cultivate open dialogue and clinical interaction between members.
  • Promote continuing education for chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons.

  • Provide educational resources for physicians caring for patients with spinal disorders.

  • Reduce the likelihood of unnecessary or duplicative testing
  • Optimize the continuity of care
  • Reduce the risk for unnecessary surgery
  • Early detection of spinal disorders at varying stages of development
  • Expanded criteria for outcome-based care
  • Improved patient recovery
  • Reduced cost of spine care