Luiz Pimenta, MD

Past president , WScS Brazil

Date of Birth: 03-30-47

Graduation: Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil – 1971

Residency: Neurosurgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) – São Paulo, SP, Brazil –  1971-1977

PhD: Neurosurgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) – São Paulo, SP, Brazil – 1980

Fellowship and Training:
Spine Endoscopy, Training in Gainesville, US, 1997
Fellowship, Spine Endoscopy, Daniel Rosenthal MD Frankfurt Germany 1998.

Gremial activity
Associated Professor, University of California San Diego, CA, EUA
Medical Director, Instituto de Patologia da Coluna (IPC), São Paulo, Brazil
President, The Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
Former President (2013-2014), The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
Former President (2010), World Spine column Society (WScS)

Gremial membership:
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
World Spine column Society (WScS)
The Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
Sociedade Brasileira de Coluna (SBC)
Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia (SBN)
North America Spine Society (NASS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
EuroSpine

Scientific Activity:
Peer reviewer for many scientific journals, including SPINE, THE SPINE J, JNLS-A, IJSSurgery, SJPUB, Medical Devices, CORR, WSCJ     
Editorial Board Member of the Orthopedics & Rheumatology
Advisory Board Member of the SPINE Journal

Advisory Board Member of the European Spine Journal

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