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Spine surgeon Praveen Mummaneni, MD UCSF Spine Center Offers Continuum of Care, Improves Outcomes

From making the decision to operate to preoperative optimization of health status, intraoperative care, postoperative management, and postdischarge support, the Spine Center strives to make each phase in a patient's journey to wellness as consistent and evidence based as possible.



Spine Surgery for Elderly PatientsIs there An Age Limit for Major Spine Surgery?

An Aging Spine is one of the greatest barriers to a healthy, active lifestyle in our later years. Surgery may often be dismissed as too risky beyond a certain age, but that mindset may not be based on today's best evidence.



Tiffany Pong, PA-CMeet Tiffany Pong, PA-C

Tiffany Pong is a physician assistant at the UCSF Spine Center and focuses on the area of minimally invasive spine procedures with neurosurgeon Aaron Clark, MD, PhD. She joined the UCSF team in 2013, after graduating from the PA program at Shenandoah University.


UCSF Spine Surgery CME CoursesContinuing Medical Education in Spine

The UCSF Spine Center offers educational opportunities for health care providers throughout the year, including a hands-on spine technique lab and a multidisciplinary symposium. For a list of upcoming CME courses, visit: