Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer program on spine conditions

Spinal X-rayWright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Common Spine Conditions,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in classroom 1 in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Kayanja specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery and treats several conditions, including spinal deformity, degenerative spinal conditions, spine fractures, spine infections and spine tumors. He will speak about back pain, disc prolapses and spinal stenosis.

Kayanja, formerly of CORE Institute in Phoenix, completed an orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, two orthopaedic residency programs and a research fellowship program. He was the director of the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic from 2005 to 2007.

Before coming to the United States in 2001, Kayanja held numerous positions, including clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and medical officer in the Uganda Ministry of Health. He earned his medical degree at Makerere University Medical School and his doctorate at Mbarara University in Uganda. Kayanja is a member of the North American Spine Society, Uganda Health Scientists, the Association of Surgeons of East Africa and the Association of Surgeons of Uganda.

Videos of past sessions may be viewed at wrightstatephysicians.org/ortho/video. To register for the session, contact Amy Leach at amy.leach@wrightstatephysicians.org or
(937) 208-2128.

Wright State Physicians Inc. includes more than 160 physicians affiliated with the Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.

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