Changing Lives, One spine at a time.

The NuVasive Spine Foundation is dedicated to providing life-changing spine surgery to individuals in disadvantaged communities across the globe, and advancing spine surgery technology in these communities by training local surgeons.

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.

The Foundation was born out of one of the key attributes embraced by the NuVasive® Family — having an “attitude of gratitude”. This core value was actualized in 2009 when the company developed the NuVasive Spine Foundation as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting members of the NuVasive Family who were in need, as well as local and national charitable organizations. As the Foundation evolved, it began to focus on supporting medical missions to developing countries. Today, the NuVasive Spine Foundation is solely focused on supporting medical missions abroad, training spine surgeons in disadvantaged communities, and providing assistance to spine patients in the U.S. The Foundation looks forward to increasing its scope and impact as it continues to grow.

Since its inception in 2009 and through 2015, the NuVasive Spine Foundation has been able to provide life-changing surgeries for over 850 indigent patients in over 30 countries, in addition to over 500 hours spent training local surgeons.

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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 …