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Dr. Hamburg Leaving FDA

Margaret Hamburg, M.D.

Margaret Hamburg, M.D., who became the 21st commissioner of the FDA almost six years ago, is reportedly leaving the agency.

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Keith Valentine Leaving NuVasive; Pat Miles Taking Over

(Top) Keith Valentine (Bottom) Pat Miles

NuVasive has announced that its Chief Operating Officer Keith Valentine, will step down as of April 30. Pat Miles, current president of Global Products and Services, will assume an expanded role as President and COO.

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New Docs in Congress

(Top) Ralph Abraham, M.D. (Bottom) Bill Cassidy, M.D.

The United States Senate and House of Representatives each have a new Republican physician among…

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Ray Van Fossen New VP of Sales at Pinnacle Spine

Ray Van Fossen

Ray Van Fossen has joined Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC as the Vice President of Sales. Mr. Van Fossen brings more than 20 years of experience in spine and medical devices to the company’s team.

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Hartman Takes Over ConMed

Curt Hartman / Stryker Corporation

After 22 years of training at Stryker Corporation, including serving as CFO and interim CEO, Curt Hartman is running his own ship.

In Memoriam: Mitch Seyedin, Ph.D.

Mitch Seyedin, Ph.D.

Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.D., one of the pioneers in regenerative medicine for orthopedics and, most recently, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Chairman of ISTO Technologies, Inc., passed away.

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Orthopedic World Loses Frank Cook, M.D.

Frank Cook, M.D.

Frank F. Cook, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon known for his sense of humor, left this world too soon. Dr. Cook, only 59 years of age, passed away on October 2, 2014.

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Pitt Legend Albert B. Ferguson, Jr. Passes On

In Memorium of Albert B. Ferguson, Jr., M.D.

His credo was that actions are necessary, words are not. Yet many have wonderful words to say about Albert B. Ferguson, Jr., the man who founded the Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1954. Dr. Ferguson was 95 when died on August 20, 2014.

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