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 Dr. Charles Ray


Charles Ray, MD, USA (1927-2011)
Past President 2001-2004
Founding Member

Dr. Ray died peacefully in his sleep on July 21, 2011. Read More >

Dr. Ray was an international lecturer and a visiting professor in over 28 countries. He has had over 350 publications, more than 52 US patents and over 100 foreign patents. In the year 2000, he was honored with the Gold Prize and the Industrial R & D 100 Award for his invention of the Prosthetic Disc Nucleus. He specialized in discogenic pain, chronic pain, spinal stenosis cage fusions and prosthetic nucleus discs. During his retirement, Dr. Ray acted as a consultant to Universities and Industry.

Type of Spine Care Professional

Conditions and Treatments


  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc / bulging disc
  • Sciatica / radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis


  • Artificial disc replacement - lumbar
  • Injections
  • Pain pumps
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fusion

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Spine Surgery
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (formerly Spine Arthroplasty Society)


  • American Board of Spine Surgery, 1999
  • Clinical Engineering, 1974
  • Neurosurgery, 1968

Professional Distinctions

  • Past President, American College of Spine Surgery
  • Past President, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (formerly Spine Arthroplasty Society)
  • Past President, North American Spine Society
  • Adjunct Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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