Dr. Lehman’s Previous Spine Courses

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

The 9th Annual CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) Hands-On Cadaver Course: Cervical Spine Decompression & Stabilization Techniques


Course Director:

  • Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD

Course Co-Director:

  • Jeremy Fogelson, MD

Course Advisor:

  • K. Daniel Riew, MD

February 18-20, 2016
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

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MedEd Cervical Spine Symposium


  • Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD
    Columbia Orthopaedics
    New York, NY

Friday, February 26, 2016
The Oquendo Center, Las Vegas, NV


This course will offer participants the opportunity to learn and discuss relevant advancements in cervical spine surgery. Participants will enjoy an informal and supportive meeting structured to foster discussion and the exchange of new ideas pertaining to cervical spine surgery. During the didactic portion of the program, specific emphasis will be placed on techniques and procedures. The subsequent cadaveric workshop will provide participants the opportunity to perform many of the techniques discussed with faculty guidance in a relaxed environment.

  • Review anterior and posterior cervical cases.
  • Debate technique options for various cervical spinal procedures.
  • Discuss the application of spinal implants and other surgical equipment and how they impact decision making, fusion, and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate new and updated options for cervical spinal surgery.
  • Perform highlighted techniques in a cadaveric lab using Stryker Spine products.

Stryker Spine complies with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics that governs interactions with Health Care Professionals. This meeting is AdvaMed compliant.

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Spine Meeting: Innovative and Advanced Surgery of the Degenerative and Deformed Lumbar Spine

Course Co-Directors:

  • Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD
  • Lawerence G. Lenke, MD
  • Todd J. Stewart, MD

Thursday, August 20–Saturday, August 22, 2015
PASE Learning Center - 3839 Lindell Blvd. 
3839 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63108, USA USA

Partial Event Summary:

The Participant Will:

  • Review the surgical and radiological anatomy of the lumbar spine
  • Discuss the principles and analyze the anterior, direct lateral, anterior oblique, and posterolateral, and posterior approaches to the lumbar spine and perform stabilization/fusion techniques using available instrumentation on specially prepared cadavers
  • Discuss complex surgical cases for the degenerative and deformed spine, presented by expert faculty; evaluate reasonable treatment plans and surgical approaches based on interactive discussions
  • Demonstrate and evaluate available interbody fusion devices, spacers, and instrumentation systems including devices used for motion preservation.