Erlanger Surgeon Named Associate Editor Of National Academic Publication

Monday, April 16, 2018
Dr. Venkat Ganapathy
Dr. Venkat Ganapathy

Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, orthopaedic spine surgeon at Erlanger Health System, was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association to be the associate editor of a national academic publication, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).

 

Dr. Ganapathy is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who currently serves as an assistant professor and director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the University of Tennessee College Medicine, Chattanooga.

He specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, neck and back problems, treats spinal fractures, degenerative conditions, infections and tumors of the spine. Dr. Ganapathy has several research interests and has published articles in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders (AOA) and AOSpine. 

 

“I’m honored to be selected for an associate editor position on the Spine panel for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, an internationally acclaimed journal,” said Dr. Ganapathy. “I look forward to helping develop relevant, informative content for those in my field.”

 

The JBJS is a national, biweekly, peer reviewed medical journal in the field of orthopedic surgery. The opportunity to be an associate editor is only open to those in the AOA’s Emerging Leaders program. This exclusive program consists of promising young orthopaedists who are poised to make an impact on the specialty. The selection of the associate editor is based on the candidate’s experience and contribution in their subspecialty field.  Dr. Ganapathy’s role on the Spine Panel will be focused on developing educational spine related material and continuing medical education material for the publication. His three-year term begins in June of this year.

 

For more information about Erlanger’s Neurosurgery and Spine program, visit www.erlanger.org/neuro.


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