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Richard Menger
Richard Menger, M.D., MPA, is a neurosurgeon and graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the lead author of the peer-reviewed manuscript “Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 8, and the anterior cervical fusion that changed the history of human spaceflight.”
by | Oct 29, 2022

A recent study revealed that 72 percent of leading medical schools in the United States probe applicants for their views and experiences related to “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” This study was published soon after an 86-page American Medical Association strategic…

by and | May 21, 2022

We have failed collectively as physicians when the Louisiana State Legislature must intervene to draft a bill making sure that only spine surgeons are allowed to perform spine surgery. The bill in debate is Louisiana HB 941. It has a…

by | Jul 21, 2021

It’s quite rare for a piece of legislation to have the direct ability to truly impact the lives of so many of my patients. It’s even rarer for that legislation to have bipartisan support. HR 3173, the Improving Seniors’ Timely…

by | Apr 29, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned against the idea of patients having to get private insurance company approval prior to receiving medical care. She was worried about the paperwork and the delay it might cause for patients. Now, the Biden administration is…

by and | Apr 1, 2021

Across different parts of the country at different times, non-urgent surgery was canceled or delayed due to COVID-19. As we anticipated in an earlier article in the American Spectator, this policy has created a bottleneck of surgical cases ranging from…

by and | Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 and the response to COVID-19 has resulted in the near complete cancellation of elective surgical cases across the United States. The volume of surgery has sunk to its nadir in a society in which the financial viability of our…

by | Jul 20, 2019

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy boldly declared that the United States would send a man to the moon and safely bring him home before the end of that decade. Apollo 11 accomplished that mission in 1969. In the process, the names Neil Armstrong,…

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