Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Foley for being awarded the Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery

Dr. Kevin Foley was just awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery at the AANS annual meeting in April.

Kevin Foley, MD, FAANS, is a tenured professor of neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. He is the chairman of the board of Semmes Murphey Clinic, director of the spine fellowship program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery and chairman of the board and medical director for the Medical Education & Research Institute. In addition to a full-time spine surgery practice, he is actively involved in medical device development and research in minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Foley has been granted more than 150 patents by the USPTO and invented many of the tools and techniques (tubular retractors, percutaneous pedicle screws with removable extenders) that have enabled modern minimally invasive spine surgery.

We are proud to call Dr. Foley one of our own! 

Dr. Foley receiving his award at the AANS conference