Spine Courses with Dr. Ronald A. Lehman, Jr.

4th Annual International Spinal Deformity Symposium

Course Chairmen:International Spinal Deformity Symposium

  • Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
  • Frank Schwab, MD
  • Christopher Shaffrey, MD

November 30–December 1, 2018
Where: New York City, New York

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Session 2: Revision Lumbar Sagittal Malalignment
  • Session 2: Revision Lumbar Sagittal Malalignment-Case Discussion
  • Option #2 Cervical-Thoracic Spine Deformity Panel
  • 5 tips for minimizing blood loss—5 minute tips
  • Session 8: Fixed Coronal and Sagittal Malalignment PSF with PCOs/TLIFs

Annual Visiting Spine Professor at Rush University

Where: Chicago, Illinois

When: October 2–3,2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Rush University Grand Rounds: Robotics in Spine Surgery
  • Case Presentation

NASS 33rd Spinal Deformity Annual Meeting

Where: Los Angeles, California

When: September 27–28, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Bone Health Optimization in the Spine Patient- What is Linkage Between Poor Bone Health and Poor Outcomes in Spine Patients
  • Section on Robotics and Navigation: Incorporating Emerging Spine Surgery Technologies into Your Operating Room

SMISS Annual Forum 2018

Where: Las Vegas, NevadaSociety for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery -SMISS- Meeting 2018

When: September 6–8, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Session2B: Paper #26: The Role of Pelvic Parameters on S2 Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screw Trajectory
  • 3D Navigation and Robotics: Complications Avoidance and Management
  • Debate: 2-level L4-S1 Decompression and Fusion. The Best Technique is: OLIF/LLIF
  • Moderator for Session 7A: Emerging Technology, Navigation, and Complications Free Papers
  • PEEK v Titanium Debate


Where: Los Angeles, California

When: July 11–14, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Special Symposium: Building Efficiencies and Minimizing Redundancies / 25 Years of IMAST from Those Who Built It Part 2
  • Session Title: 3B: New and Innovative Advances in Spine Care: MIS, Lateral, Antepsoas, Navigation and Robotics: MIS TLIF—How to Do the Same Operation with Smaller Incisions
  • Session Title: 12. Surgical Video Session: How I Do It: Topic #2: Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery: What Does it Look Like, Benefits and Workflow Changes
  • Lunch with the Experts: Real Life Surgical Dilemmas: React Quickly to Minimize Complications—The Next 5 minutes is critical—Step by Step

AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves—Spine Summit Annual Meeting 2018

Where: Orlando, Florida

When: March 14–17, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentation:

  • Joint section talk—Current Evidence for and Future Applications for Robotics in Spinal Surgery

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 81st Annual Meeting 2018

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

When: March 11–14, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Instructional Course: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: An Evidence-Based Assessment of Treatment Options and Outcomes.
  • Instructional Course: What is the Role of Anterior, Oblique, Posterior, and Laterally Based Surgery: How Can They Help?

Cedar Sinai 17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

When: February 8–10, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • ALIF in the Lateral Position is More Efficient
  • Robotic Spine Surgery

Spine: Base to Summit

Spine: Base to Summit Meeting

Where: Beaver Creek, Colorado

When: January 18–21, 2018

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Case Discussion: Complex adult deformity with comorbities: Operate now because comorbities are not reasonably modifiable, or optimize preoperatively
  • Which cases do we really need to monitor and how? SEP, EMG, running EMG, motor: XLIF, ALIF, pedical screws, deformity, cervical deformity
  • Case Discussion: Deformity correction—MIS and open
  • Adult Degenerative Deformity-MIS Surgery: OLIF vs. ALIF at L5-S1: Advantages, risks, and complications avoidance
  • Complex Spinal Deformity: What are the major contraindications for MIS deformity surgery?
  • Session 11: Techniques, Technology, and Complications: I can never get rid of it in my practice


2nd Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies and Systems Integration Course. Seattle Science Foundation


Where: Seattle, Washington

When: December 9, 2017

Dr. Lehman's Presentations:

  • Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery
  • Faculty, Hands-on Bio Skills Lab