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dr. Scott haldeman dc, md, phd, frcp(c), fccs(c), faan

THE ROLE OF A NON-PHARMACOLOGIC, NON-SURGICAL CLINICIAN IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISABILITY RELATED TO SPINAL DISORDERS. THE GLOBAL SPINE CARE INITIATIVE AND WORLD SPINE CARE.

 Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCS(C), FAAN holds the positions of Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Adjunct Profession, Department of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Adjunct Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences. 

He is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa (B.Sc. M.Sc), the Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA (DC) and the University of British Columbia, Canada (Ph.D., M.D.) He completed his internship at the Vancouver General Hospital, residency in Neurology at the University of California Irvine and fellowship in electrodiagnosis at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital.

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 is a Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology and the American Board of Clinical Physiology.

He is Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, and the Orange County Neurological Society. He served on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He was appointed and continues to serve as an International Ambassador for the Decade of the Bone and Joint Currently the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. He served as Chairman and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic

He is the founder and currently serves as President of World Spine Care, a non-profit organization endorsed by the Decade of the Bone and Joint, an initiative of the WHO. This Foundation has the goal of helping people in underserved regions of the world who suffer from spinal disorders. 

He currently chairs the Global Spine Care Initiative to develop evidence-informed, practical, and sustainable, spine health care models for communities around the world. The proceedings of the GSCI which was a collaboration of 68 clinicians from 24 countries was published as 15 papers in the European Spine Journal in October 2018.

He has served on the editorial boards of eight professional and scientific journals. He has published over 220 scientific articles or book chapters and over 70 scientific abstracts and has authored or edited 8 text books. 

He served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as 4 other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health. 

He was awarded the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society, the Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University, an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. In 2015 he received the Bone and Joint Decade Global Alliance Distinguished Service Award. In 2018 he received the Dr. Lou Sportelli Lifetime of Leadership Award.