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Title: Togetherness below and above
Year: 2020
Artist: Christopher P. Ames, MD
Artist Statement:
This image was taken in Fort Bragg California at a Glass Beach which is abundant in sea glass created from decades of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. Normally I would have been traveling with my children to Europe during the summer but this year we have been exploring Northern California due to the pandemic.
I have had many patients from Fort Bragg over the years but I admit I never gave the area much thought until we recently visited on a trip to the better known Mendocino area. I was amazed by the colors in the ocean here and the beauty of the rock formations.
This picture was most special to me though because of the couple on the rocks experiencing the beauty of nature together. Just as I was starting to shoot, another couple, two seabirds, flew together overhead.
Now especially when we are separated and apart from our friends around the world, the importance of togetherness enriching our life experience becomes ever more poignant. Togetherness and the beauty right next to us that we often overlook are the main themes of this work.
Christopher P. Ames, MD

Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Spinal Deformity & Spine Tumor Surgery
Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center
Director, California Deformity Institute
Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory

Dr. Ames is the director of spinal deformity and spine tumor surgery and co-director of the combined high risk spine service, the Neurospinal Disorders Program, and the UCSF Spine Center. He is board certified in neurosurgery. He was named to the 2015-2019 Top Doctors lists in San Francisco Magazine, and among America’s Top Doctors for both neurosurgery and cancer from 2010 to 2019. His tumor practice focuses on en bloc tumor resection for chordoma, chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor, soft tissue sarcoma, sacral tumors, and other primary and metastatic tumors. While at UCSF, Dr. Ames developed and published the transpedicular approach to previously unresectable cervical and cervical thoracic tumors. He serves as Spine Section Lead editor for Operative Neurosurgery.

From: https://profiles.ucsf.edu/christopher.ames#narrative

1. Selection of Dr. Atul Goel

Basilar Invagination: Instability Is the Cause and Stabilization Is the Treatment

https://www.e-neurospine.org/upload/pdf/ns-2040522-261.pdf


Title: Mother and Child
Year: 1921
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

2. Selection of Dr. K. Daniel Riew

Review of Vertebral Body Sliding Osteotomy for Cervical Myelopathy with Rigid Kyphosis

https://www.e-neurospine.org/upload/pdf/ns-2040542-271.pdf


Title: Science and Charity
Year: 1897
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

3. Selection of Dr. Christopher P. Ames

Commentary on Vertebral Body Sliding Osteotomy for Cervical Myelopathy With Rigid Kyphosis: A Technical Note

https://www.e-neurospine.org/upload/pdf/ns-2040544-272.pdf


Title: Summer Nights on Mount Tamalpais
Year: 2020
Artist: Christopher P. Ames




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