Global Spine Outreach

Transforming Children with Complex Spinal Deformities Around the World!

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Poznan, Poland

Our most recent outreach site is Poznan, Poland – the home of co-founder Krzysztof Siemionow, MD. Poznan is the fifth largest city in Poland (500,000 people) and the largest metropolitan area in Western Poland (1.5 million). Our mission takes place in the Poznan University Department of Pediatric Orthopedics. Professor Tomasz Kotwicki, MD, PhD, is our inspiring local host. We currently perform bi-annual missions in Poznan every January and July.

Advantages of Poznan:

  • Central Europe
  • No vaccines necessary
  • 7 day time commitment
  • No visa necessary
  • SAFE!!


Over the week, we evaluate 20-30 children with spinal deformities and provide surgery to 5-10 of these children.

Common diagnoses include:

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Early onset scoliosis
  • Syndromic scoliosis
  • Hyperkyphosis
  • Rare syndromes