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Marjorie C. Wang, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Project Title: "Risks, Outcome and Expectations: Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Disease"
About the Project:
This project aimed to improve the level of evidence for cervical spine surgery to better support patient decision-making.
Marjorie C. Wang, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon, and she completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Colorado in 2002. She then moved to Seattle where she obtained advanced training in public health and health services as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and at the University of Washington School of Public Health. In 2005, she moved to Wisconsin to pursue further in-depth clinical training as a spine fellow before joining the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Wang’s research focuses on spine, trauma, and health services. She has studied outcomes after traumatic brain injury, utilization of repeat head CT after trauma, and risks associated with spine surgery. She received the Larson Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves to perform a pilot study of trends and complications associated with surgery for degenerative changes of the cervical spine in Medicare beneficiaries. She is involved with the Medical College of Wisconsin Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) and the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research. She is also an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Her Physician Faculty Scholars Program project was entitled "Risks, Outcome and Expectations: Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Disease." She studied patient outcomes and expectations regarding surgery for degenerative changes of the cervical spine. Her goals were to help support patient decision-making by improving knowledge about cervical spine surgery.
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