About AME

Mission Statement

The Association for Medical Ethics (AME) consists of physicians from every specialty of medicine. The purpose of the Association is to promote patient care and good, evidence-based medicine.

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AME History

In 2005, stemming from concerns regarding excessive and unnecessary spinal surgery being performed in the United States, a group of orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons led the formation of a national, non-profit spine surgeon group created as the Association for Ethics in Spine Surgery. The colleagues felt that there was a great need to address the rampant physician financial conflicts of interest contributing to the overuse and misuse of spine surgery in America.

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President & Board

Dr. Charles Rosen is a highly respected spine surgeon and educator who is changing the way the medical industry operates. As the Founding Director of the UCI Spine Center and a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rosen has spent the past 22 years diagnosing and performing surgery on spinal disorders.

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