Changing Lives, One spine at a time.

The NuVasive Spine Foundation™ (NSF) is dedicated to providing life-changing spine surgery to individuals in disadvantaged communities across the globe, and to advancing spine surgery education and technology in these communities.

The Foundation is focused on:

  • Providing life-changing spine surgery to individuals around the world with limited access to high quality medical treatment
  • Working together with committed surgeons to develop sustainable spine treatment programs and advance the quality of spine care in disadvantaged communities
  • Upholding our core belief that it is our responsibility to leverage our expertise in spine care to give back to local and global communities

NSF by the numbers:

  • The Foundation was created in 2009
  • Since then, we have been responsible for more than 900 life-changing spine
    surgeries, in more than 31 countries around the globe
  • Sponsored more than 100 surgical mission trips.
  • Donated more than $19.5 million in cash and spine surgery product to surgical
    missions
  • Provided more than 600 training hours for surgeons in our innovative surgical
    techniques

 

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Mission Trips
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Surgeon Point of View: Dr. Isaac Moss and Sean Murphy

Dr. Isaac Moss and Dimension Medical’s Sean Murphy reflect on their experience on their last day in Kenya in an open letter to former NSF President, Bryan Cornwall.  Together with …

Surgeon Point of View: Dr. W. Blake Rodgers – Kenya

Dr. W. Blake Rodgers, NuVasive Spine Foundation™ Board member and mission trip participant was featured in the local Jefferson City, MO, newspaper highlighting his philanthropic efforts with the foundation.  Click …

February 2016 Kenya Mission Trip

The NuVasive Spine Foundation is supporting its 20th direct mission to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Day one of Giving Back included a meeting with Kenyatta Hospital CEO and …

Highlights

April 14, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Caleb Granger, Kenya

Back in 2013, Caleb Granger, NuVasive® Sales Director in Austin, Texas, made his first trip to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. When he returned to the hospital in September …

April 12, 2016

Surgeon Point of View: Dr. Isaac Moss and Sean Murphy

Dr. Isaac Moss and Dimension Medical’s Sean Murphy reflect on their experience on their last day in Kenya in an open letter to former NSF President, Bryan Cornwall.  Together with …

April 6, 2016

Surgeon Point of View: Dr. W. Blake Rodgers – Kenya

Dr. W. Blake Rodgers, NuVasive Spine Foundation™ Board member and mission trip participant was featured in the local Jefferson City, MO, newspaper highlighting his philanthropic efforts with the foundation.  Click …