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Dr. Scott Haldeman, Founder

Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, President of WSC
Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, President of WSC

World Spine Care was founded by Dr. Scott Haldeman, who recognized the enormous burden of spinal disorders and the profound gap in delivery of effective spine care around the world. Most do not need to be introduced to Scott. His contributions to the world of spine care and chiropractic cannot be overstated. World Spine Care is the largest undertaking that he has launched in his entire career. 

He is the only person who is capable of bringing together all the stakeholders in the spine care world to collaborate in creating a solution to spinal problems.

Scott has had a tremendous impact on evidence-based spine care for all clinicians.

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 Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University 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 and the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. 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 has served on the editorial boards of eight professional and scientific journals. He has published over 230 scientific articles or book chapters and over 70 scientific abstracts and has authored or edited 8 textbooks.

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 Complementary 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.

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
  • Visiting Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of TCM
  • Past President
    • North American Spine Society
    • American Back Society
    • North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
    • Orange County Neurological Society
  • Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • International Ambassador for the Decade of the Bone and Joint
  • Editorial board 8 journals
  • 200+ articles or book chapters
  • 70+ scientific abstracts
  • Author/Editor 8 text books
  • Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Clinical Physiology
  • 5 Clinical Guidelines Committees
  • Presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
  • Chairman of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
  • Awarded the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society
  • Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University
  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Western States Chiropractic College

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