A letter from Paul A. Anderson, MD:

Dear Colleagues:

A core principle of our mission is to promote research in lumbar spine surgery. As a young organization, our focus was growth and stability. Despite numerous challenges, including our vision to remain as free as possible from commercial bias and industry involvement, our Society is thriving.

For the first decade of our organization, the members of the LSRS Board of Directors have personally provided the majority of funding towards this goal.  

For the long-term success of the LSRS Research Grant program, we will need members and attendees to consider donating generously to the Research Fund.

The LSRS Board feels that we are positioned to impact lumbar spine research in a direct and meaningful way.  100% of the money raised has funded research projects endorsed by the Research Committee and the Executive Committee.  The current goal is to grant $20,000 per year to the best submission. This initial support has functioned as seed money for eventual NIH submissions. All projects involve active members of the Society.

Please consider making a generous tax-deductible credit card donation to the Research Fund via our website: LSRS.org

Alternatively, you may make a donation of appreciated stock which has the additional benefit of being exempt from capital gains tax.  Please contact us for details regarding this option.


Paul A. Anderson, MD

Past President, LSRS

LSRS is a 501(c)(3) organization; all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law