Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory


Primary Investigators (PI's)
Clinton J. Devin, M.D.

Lab Director
Scott Parker, M.D.

Kendra Murray
Rachael Thomas
Richard Call

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Saniya Siraj Godil, M.D.


Cyrus Wong, M.D.
Scott Zuckerman, M.D.
Michael Dewan, MD
Akshitkumar Mistry, MD
Dennis Lee, MD
Jesse Bible, MD
Sheyan Armaghani, MD


Medical Students
Stephen Mendenhall, B.S.
David Shau, B.S.
Bharat Kilaru, BA


Lab News


The  Compreshensive Spine Surgery and Outcomes lab

has a total of 16 presentations accepted to the NASS Annual meeting (10 oral presentations) and the CNS Annual Meeting (6 Podium presentations) in October 2012. See a list of the presentations on the Publications page



VUMC Reporter: Surgical teamwork boosts cancer patient’s odds

"The first surgery Eric Grogan, M.D., and Matthew McGirt, M.D., performed together lasted 18 hours. Grogan, a thoracic surgeon, carefully cut away the baseball-sized lung tumor that had wrapped around patient Ronald Denton’s aorta, subclavian artery and esophagus and removed the upper lobe of the lung. (Click to read the rest of the story


Link to story in Vanderbilt's House Organ Publication
Link to Story on WKRN News 2 Nashville

2011 AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section Annual Meeting

2011 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting


New Techniques Help Ease Spine Surgery for Cancer Patients [The Reporter]


Larson Research Grant Awarded


Congress of Neurological Surgeons "Top Paper" Awarded


Julius Goodman Socioeconomic Research Award Given