Two of the world's leading Physicians have joined forces with SASI (Society for Advanced Spinal Intervention) in the global development of Spinal Advanced Credentialing and Training

Jan 07, 2013, 08:00 ET from SASI

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The SASI staff and board members are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrea Trescot, MD, and Gung Choi, MD, PhD, to the Board of Directors. They join the great strides being made in the global expansion of recognized training and credentialing programs for physicians that specialize in Minimally Invasive Spine Care. These advanced developments by SASI will ultimately enhance the economics and efficiency in treating patients around the world.

Dr. Andrea Trescot, MD

Andrea Trescot, MD, is past president of ASIPP, a former professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and previous director of the pain fellowship programs at the University of Washington and the University of Florida. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, with internship and residency in anesthesia at Bethesda Naval Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at National Children's Hospital in DC. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, and chair of the US section of the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Trescot is board certified in anesthesia, pain management, interventional pain management, and critical care. She was a pain clinic director in private practice for 20 years before she moved to academics. She returned to private practice, first back in Florida, and most recently in Alaska as director of the Trescot Pain Fellowship.

Gung Choi, MD, PhD

Dr. Choi is currently the President of Seoul (Gimpo Airport) Wooridul Spine Hospital, Executive Director of Asian Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (ACMISST) and President of the International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS). Dr. Choi will serve as Head and Representative of SASIGLOBAL for South Korea.


SASI (Society for Advanced Spinal Intervention) is a unifying global society formed to educate, train and credential physicians from multi-disciplinary backgrounds worldwide. SASI's accreditation serves as the "gold standard" for specialists in the Spinal Intervention Field.