Alan Receives SOLAS Grant Award

Nima AlanPittsburgh, December 15, 2017 -- Third-year resident Nima Alan, MD, was awarded a $5,000 development grant from the Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS) to help fund his research project evaluating the efficacy of intraoperative trans-cranial motor evoked potential (MEP) recordings for reducing lumbar plexopathy in L4/5 eXtreme Lateral lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF).

The SOLAS grants program is designed to fund physician-initiated research studies with the goal of finding new and innovative surgical procedures utilizing the lateral access approach in spine surgery.

The organization was founded in 2006 to advance minimally disruptive lateral access spine surgery techniques through clinical research, peer-to-peer education, and membership initiatives.

The preliminary results of Dr. Alan’s findings will be presented at the SOLAS Annual Meeting, May 17-19, 2018 in San Diego, Calif.