Dr. Kenneth Light Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kenneth Light in Synopsis

  • Medical Director, The Spine Network of California
  • Fellowship, SUNY-Buffalo Medical Center; Simmons Fellow
  • Founder, San Francisco Spine Center
  • President, Simmons Surgical Society
  • Affiliated Hospitals: Saint Francis Memorial Hospital


Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York B.A., 1972
  • Cornell University, College of Medicine M.D., 1976
  • Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1981
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, 1985
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1985
  • Certified Specialist in Spinal Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985

 

Positions Held

  • Private Practice at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • Jensen, Watson and Light, M.D.'s, Inc., 1981 - present
  • Director of Spinal Surgery - San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, 1985
  • Co-Medical Director - San Francisco Spine Center at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, 1991 - 2007

 

Memberships

  • The Leroy Abbott Society
  • Simmons Surgical Society
  • San Francisco Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Director of Spinal Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

Professional Training

  • Undergraduate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1972 - 1976
  • Winner of Walter S. Teagle Scholarship, Cornell University College of Medicine, 1976

 

Internship

  • General Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, CA, 1976 - 1977


Residency

  • Resident in General Surgery - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1977 - 1978
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1978 - 1981
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - French Hospital, San Francisco, CA, July - December 1978
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - San Francisco, General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, January - June 1979
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - University Hospital, July - December 1979
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA, January - June 1980
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA, July - December 1980
  • Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery - San Francisco, General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, January - July 1981

 

Fellowship

  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery with Edward H. Simmons, M.D. - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, July 1984 - June 1985

 

Scientific Presentations

  • University of California, San Francisco - Grand Rounds: Disorders of the Patellorfemoral Joint, September, 1978
  • University of California, San Francisco - Grand Rounds: Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur, March, 1980
  • The Leroy Abbott Society: Femoral Neck Fractures, The San Francisco General Hospital Experience, May, 1980
  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute Lecture Series: Metastatic Tumors of the Spine, December, 1984
  • State University of New York. Graduation: Metastatic Disease of the Spine, A Rational Approach, May, 1985
  • Combined Rounds: General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery - State University of New York at Buffalo, September, 1984. Compartment Syndrome
  • Scoliosis Research Society, San Diego, California - A Rational Approach to the Surgical Management of Metastatic Disease of the Spine, September, 1985
  • International Symposium of Orthopedic Surgery, Beijing, China - Metastatic Disease of the Spine; The Indications and Technique of Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion, November, 1985
  • Grand Rounds: Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, California - The Surgical Treatment of Metastatic Disease of the Spine, February, 1986
  • The Leroy Abbott Society - Metastatic Diseases of the Spine, 1986
  • The Leroy Abbott Society - A Prospective Analysis of Myelogram, CT, Discogram, and MRI in the Diagnosis of Degenerative Disease of Lumbar Spine, May, 1987
  • Faculty - Fundamental Problems of Low Back Disability. Buffalo, New York, July, 1987, Metastatic Disease of the Spine; The Clinical Assessment of Low Back Disability
  • Faculty - American Back Society Bioskills Workshop, San Francisco, CA, December, 1987
  • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine, Miami, Florida - “Metastatic Diseases of the Spine: A Rational Approach.", April, 1988
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Carmel, California - “Metastatic Diseases of the Spine: A Rational Approach.", April, 1988
  • American Back Society, Orlando, Florida - Grand Rounds, Bioskills Workshop and Consultation Clinic, May, 1988
  • Simmons Surgical Society, Carmel, California - “A Prospective Study of MRI, Myelogram, CT Scan, and Discogram in the Diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine.", May, 1988
  • American Orthopedic Association, Hot Springs, Virginia - “Metastatic Diseases of the Spine.", June, 1988
  • North American Spine Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado - “Metastatic Diseases of the Spine.", July, 1988
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo - “The Clinical Assessment of a Patient with Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain.", July, 1988
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo - “The Indications and Technique of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with the Keystone Technique.", July, 1988
  • Hawaii State Chiropractic Association, Honolulu, Hawaii - “Indications and Techniques of Spinal Surgery.", September, 1988
  • American Back Society, San Francisco, California - “Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: The Simmons Keystone Technique.", December, 1988
  • Federation of Spinal Associations, Las Vegas, Nevada - “Diseases of the Spine: A Rational Approach.", February, 1989
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada - Diseases of the Spine: A Rational Approach.", February, 1989
  • Spinal Deformity and Trauma in 1989, Buffalo, New York - Reconstruction of the Spine for Malignant Disease." July, 1989

 

Publications

  • Metastatic Disease of the Spine: Incidence, Disability Patterns and Treatment. Accepted: Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
  • Simmons Keystone Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion: Surgical Rounds for Orthopedists., October, 1989