Becker's Spine Review Honors Dr. Douglas Won with 2014 Leadership Award

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Becker's Spine Review Honors Dr. Douglas Won with 2014 Leadership Award

SpineCARE Founder and Director One of 17 Surgeons Recognized Nationwide 

Irving, TX / / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2014 / This month Becker's Spine Review, a prestigious trade publication based in Chicago, named Dr. Douglas Won as a 2014 Leadership Award winner. Dr. Won is the founder and director of SpineCARE(tm), a nationally acclaimed spine center headquartered in Irving, Texas, and chief medical officer of Star Medical Center, a surgical hospital in Plano. He was one of 17 spine surgeons to be recognized from a national pool of candidates, and one of only three statewide.

Becker's Spine Review accepted nominations of top spine surgeons from readers and industry professionals, and the publication selected winners based on leadership, experience and entrepreneurship demonstrated by the nominees.

A premier health care publication, Becker's Spine Review focuses on news, business and legal issues affecting spine surgeons and their practices. It has several award programs throughout the year to recognize exceptional facilities and individuals, and many readers consider the Leadership Award one of the highest tributes.

"Becker's Spine Review is well-read throughout our industry. It is committed to excellence and has an outstanding reputation. I'm honored to have been chosen as one of this year's Leadership Award winners," said Dr. Won.

With more than 15 years of experience in medicine and more than a decade specializing in back health, Dr. Won is skilled in helping people manage back pain. Approximately 95% of Dr. Won's patients are treated non-surgically, but when surgery is necessary, Dr. Won employs the most non-invasive methods possible. He helped develop endoscopic laser spine surgery and was the first surgeon in Texas to perform it with a 3mm incision – the size of a grain of rice.

Dr. Won is one of the most highly trained spine specialists world-wide, having completed fellowship training in spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital's Spine Center, as well as fellowship training in cervical spine surgery, microscopic spine surgery and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He fulfilled his internship and residency through Washington University SOM/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and holds undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard University.

In addition, Dr. Won is actively involved in the community, serving as a mentor, a board member of Irving Schools Foundation and a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He holds leadership positions with a number of professional organizations, including a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, distinguished fellow of the American College of Surgeons, board member of the American Board of Surgery and co-founder of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Treasury. Other memberships include the North American Spine Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association and the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.

An affiliate of Lumin Health in Irving, Texas, SpineCARE(tm) is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive spine center dedicated to providing the most effective answers to back and neck problems. SpineCARE has 11 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The practice is associated with Star Medical Center, a new surgical hospital in Plano, Texas, and OrthoCARE(tm), which focuses on orthopedics, foot and ankle care, and sports medicine. For more information, call 1-888-600-6474 or visit, or

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