Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source of information and news for the healthcare industry, has named our own Dr. Richard Wohns, JD, MBA, to its list, “40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare.” Dr. Wohns is the president and founder of Microsurgical Spine Centerand NeoSpine.

According to Becker’s, the “list selections were made through an editorial review process, and people could not pay to be included.” The list includes doctors from all over the United States, and they are healthcare providers who strive to find the best way to contain costs, improve quality of care for patients, amidst all the changes happening to the American healthcare system. These 40 individuals, including Dr. Wohns, have the “intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform.”

Dr. Wohns, a neurosurgeon, founded NeoSpine in 2001, and also founded Microsurgical Spine Center. He was one of the first qualified neurosurgeons in the country to perform a revolutionary technique for minimally invasive lumbar fusions, and to date, he’s performed more than 3,000 successful outpatient spine surgeries. Dr. Wohns is a seasoned traveler as well, lending his medical expertise on various expeditions (one through Tibet, another up Mt. Kilimanjaro, for instance) and to the International Society of Mountain Medicine in Switzerland, where he served as vice president for three years. He is now president of the Western Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Wohns graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He earned an MBA from University of Washington (Seattle) and his JD from Seattle University School of Law.

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