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Patrick Sullivan
Executive Editor and Content Director
Montclair, NJ

About Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan is the executive editor and content director of SpineUniverse. He's written professionally since 2009 as a journalist, copywriter, and content marketer. Patrick has a BA in English from Kean University and is pursuing an MA in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He is a father of two who loves training Brazilian jiu jitsu, practicing yoga, reading, and taking photos (poorly).  

Articles Written by Patrick Sullivan

NASS 2021: The Road to Clinical Innovation Is Not a Straight Line

NASS outgoing president Eeric Truumees, MD, talks innovations past and future at the NASS2021 annual meeting, held in Boston from September 29 through October 2.

NASS: Updates, Pivots, Lessons Learned

2021 North American Spine Society president Eeric Truumees on advocacy, diversity, and navigating one challenging year

Peer Review: 2021 Game Changers for Spine Specialists

2020 has been a momentous year, to put it lightly. What will 2021 have in store for spine specialists? Our editorial board breaks out their crystal balls and makes predictions.

2020 NASS Annual Meeting: Question Your Biases, Says NASS President

William J. Sullivan, MD, kicked off the 2020 NASS annual meeting by exhorting his colleagues to challenge their preconceived judgements.

Peer Review: Combating Misinformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen more people than ever trotting out their medical degrees from University of Facebook. We want to know how spine specialists combat misinformation. Here's what the SpineU Editorial Board says.

Peer Review: What Spine Specialists Need From a Telemedicine Platform

Welcome to Peer Review, the monthly roundup with some of the most experienced and accomplished spine specialists in the world. This month’s question is about choosing a telemedicine platform for your spine practice.

Peer Review: Prioritizing Patients Post-COVID

We asked the SpineUniverse Editorial Board how they plan to prioritize their case backlog as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Here’s what they said.

Docs Must Take the Lead in Prioritizing Surgery

As societies around the world continue to contend with social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic, spine specialists will have to wrangle with prioritizing canceled surgeries. Dr. Michael Fehlings is studying the most efficient ways to do so.

Virtual Conference Brings Spine Specialist Community Together

The Virtual Global Spine Conference allows specialists around the world to gather and learn on Zoom for free in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

3+ Spine Organizations Taking the Fight to Coronavirus

Here’s how spine-related organizations around the US are doing their part to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve, find new treatments and address critical equipment shortcomings.

This Sleeve Can Return Hand Function to People Who Are Paralyzed

Researchers at the Feinstein Institutes of Medical Research have developed a sleeve that allows people who are paralyzed to regain hand function.

Do You Screen Your Surgical Patients for Psychological Comorbidities?

Mental health comorbidities are a predictor of readmission and revision after spine surgery, but few surgeons perform psychological screenings for prospective patients.

You’re At Double the Risk of Spinal Fractures If You Have This Common Skin Condition

Find out what common skin condition can increase your risk of spinal compression fractures, and what you can do about it.

Why Do I Have Neck Pain from Sleeping?

How can you get neck pain from sleeping? Pretty easily! Here's why it happens and how to relieve your neck pain.

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