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Edward Hanley, MD, Recognized for Contributions in Spine Research

Edward N. Hanley Jr., MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center, was recently selected as the 2014 recipient of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award will be presented to Dr. Hanley in June, at the ISSLS annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea. The award acknowledges Dr. Hanley’s significant contributions towards advancing spinal disorders research throughout the world. The ISSLS is a non-profit, international organization, which brings together clinical and scientific members from around the world with clinical or scientific expertise in lumbar spine. “It is an honor to receive this level of recognition from an organization with as esteemed a reputation, internationally, as the ISSLS,” said Dr. Hanley. “Continuing to expand the knowledge of how to treat lumbar spine, or lower back, problems is a priority in the field of orthopedics, and I look forward to being involved with emerging research around this issue.”

Dr. Hanley served as president of the ISSLS in 2003. He has also served as president of the Academic Orthopaedic Society, The American Orthopaedic Association, and the Cervical Spine Research Society and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.