Zuckerman, Scott, Department of Neurological Surgery
Scott Zuckerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Spine Deformity Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The Vanderbilt Spine Care Quality and Outcomes Lab studies patients with disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and how surgical and non-surgical treatment impacts care. Spine disorders include degeneratie spine disease, spine trauma, spine tumors, and spinal deformity. The lab conducts clinical research in all areas of spinal health and is lead by both research faculty and several spine surgeons. Participation in the lab is a great experience for patients interested in applying to medical school. Responsibilities include data collection, calling patients, enrolling patients into prospective studies, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The internal Vanderbilt registry has follow-up on over 1,000 patients who have undergone spine surgery, with quality of life measures before and after surgery. We are looking for students interested in spending 2 semesters with us for a minimum of 10 hrs/week commitment. Experience with research and statistical analysis is helpful but not required.
For more information, please visit the lab website.