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Scott Haldeman

President, World Spine Care


Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCS(C), FAAN is the founder of and current President of World Spine Care, a non-profit organization registered as a charity in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is endorsed by the Global Alliance of Musculoskeletal Health of the Bone and Joint Decade, a UN-WHO initiative from 2000-2010. Its mission is: “To improve lives in under-served communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence based, spine care”.

Scott Haldeman currently chairs the Global Spine Care Initiative, funded by the Skoll Foundation, the mission of which is: “To develop evidence-informed, practical, and sustainable, spine health care models for communities around the world with various levels of resources”.

Dr. Haldeman holds faculty positions in the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is Past President of the North American Spine Society and the American Back Society.

He has published over 200 articles or book chapters and over 80 scientific abstracts, and has authored or edited 8 text books. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

He has served on numerous governmental committees including the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He served on the National Advisory Council of the United States National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health.