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Ibrahim Obeid
Unité de Pathologie rachidienne
Hôpital Tripode
Bordeaux - France

After completing his degree in Medicine (Lebanon) in 1998, Ibrahim Obeid was appointed as an intern at the University Hospital Hotel de Dieu France (Beirut, Lebanon), where he became interested in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and child deformities. Dr. Obeid obtained a grant from the Groupe International Cotrel Dubousset and spent time in Berck, Nancy and Nantes hospitals.

His fellowship began first in Paris in 2003 at the St. Joseph Hospital and was dedicated to adult spine deformity; since 2004, Dr. Obeid is part of Prof. Vital's department in the Bordeaux Tripode Hospital. In 2008, he was promoted to staff physician, specialized in adult and adolescent spine deformity. Dr. Obeid is an active member of GES (Scoliosis Study Group) since 2007 and assumed in May 2008 the presidency of the Vertebral Column Institute (ICV, created by Prof. Sénégas in the Bordeaux Spinal Surgery unit).

Moreover, he has been an active member of the SOFCOT and SFCR since 2011.


Yann-Philippe Charles
Centre hospitalier universitaire hopitaux universitaires de Strasbourg (Strasbourg)
1, place de l'hopital
67091 strasbourg cedex

Yann Philippe Charles is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine surgery. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Montpellier, France. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Spine Surgery at the University of Strasbourg, France, under Professor Jean-Paul Steib.

Dr Charles is an active member of scientific societies dedicated to orthopaedics and spine care. He has conducted a large number of clinical and basic research studies related to spinal growth and skeletal maturity, scoliosis, spinal trauma and minimal invasive surgery, as well as dynamic instrumentation and sagittal balance. He is currently pursuing a PhD thesis on posterior facet supplementation in collaboration with the Laboratory of Biomechanics Arts et Métiers ParisTech under the supervision of Professor Wafa Skalli.