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Conflict of Interest

Richard W. Byrne, MD: No disclosures.

Michael Chen, MD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Chen’s input in development. He currently has consulting contracts from Medtronic, Penumbra and Stryker. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

R. Webster Crowley, MD: No disclosures.

Harel Deutsch, MD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Deutsch’s input in development. He currently has consulting contracts with Pioneer Surgical Technology. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

Richard Fessler, MD, PhD: Because he is a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Fessler’s input in development. He is co-owner of In Queue Innovations, through which he patents his own inventions. He receives royalty payments from previous inventions from Stryker, DePuy-Synthes and Medtronic. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

Ricardo B.V. Fontes, MD, PhD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Fontes’ input in development. He currently has consultant work related to surgeon education for Medtronic, Zimmer and Stryker. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

Demetrius K. Lopes, MD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Lopes' input in development. Lopes currently has consulting contracts with Stryker, Medtronic, and Microvention. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee for Siemen’s medical solutions and has taught cerebrovascular courses for Stryker, Medtronic, and Microvention. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

Lorenzo F. Munoz, MD: No disclosures.

John O'Toole, MD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for O’Toole’s input in development. He currently has consulting contracts and receives royalties from RTI Surgical & Globus Medical, Inc. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

Vincent C. Traynelis, MD: As a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Traynelis' input in development. Traynelis currently has a consulting contract with Medtronic Inc., and receives and royalties from them. Globus Medical provides the Department of Neurosurgery with support for the training of the spine fellow. Dr. Traynelis may or may not use products from one of these companies, and receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.