The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery recently honored Dr. Auerbach with the 2012 Kostiuk Innovation Award for his work comparing Coflex interlaminar stabilization to posterior spinal fusion for patients with spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Auerbach is the chief of spine surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and assistant professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric and adult spinal deformities and spinal tumors. Throughout his career, Dr. Auerbach has received several research grants and awards for projects focusing on patient safety during spine surgery to prevent neurologic injury. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, Orthopaedic Research Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Auerbach earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His additional training includes a spinal reconstruction fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.