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Dr. Edward Abraham MD, FRCSC

Dr. Edward Abraham MD, FRCSC
Spine Care and Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Professor Dalhousie University

Medical school: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1982; Internship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1983

Residency: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1987

Spine Surgery Fellowship Training: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1988

Current Location of Practice: Canada East Spine Center and Horizon Health Network, Dalhousie University, Saint John, New Brunswick

Spinal Subspecialty Interests: Adult and paediatric spinal deformity

  1. Reconstruction
  2. Motion sparing technologies
  3. Spinal surgery outcome studies
  4. Minimally invasive spine trauma and deformity techniques

Research Interests and Accomplishments: Author and co-author on numerous publications-nonoperative and operative spine care; podium and poster presentations representing our research at local, regional, national and international orthopaedic and spine society meetings since 1988 (over 200 podium, over 100 posters).

Spine Advocacy Interests:

1. To date have raised over $2,000,000 locally for spinal surgical equipment, OR tables, C-arms, instrumentation and other necessary items to provide the most optimum modern spinal care.

2. Numerous local, regional and national presentations regarding the need for spine research and investment in spine surgical services (locally through the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and nationally through the Canada Spine Society).

Year Started in CSS Executive: I was a member of the CSS Executive in 2001 and subsequently became President in 2004. I am presently Chair of the Canadian Spine Research and Education Fund (CSREF). Our mandate is to raise funds to help offset costs for Canadian Spine Surgical Registry and, as well, future funding for other national projects dealing with spine research and education of our members and fellows.

Personal Items: For those of you who have benefited from spinal surgical services in this country and want to show your appreciation, please donate to the Canadian Spine Research and Education Fund by going to and you will be helping a very worthwhile cause.

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