The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Solving the Mystery: How do we cure back pain?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Columbus, OH

Solving the Mystery: How do we cure back pain?

Hear from the experts

As part of the Ohio State Neurological Institute, the team at the Comprehensive Spine Center is constantly exploring novel approaches for some of the most difficult spine-related medical challenges. Join us to hear from Drs. Tristan Weaver and Jayesh Vallabh about groundbreaking research and clinical trials.

Back pain effects nearly everyone at some point during their lifetime. When back pain affects you, we are here to help. Through a paradigm of progressing from conservative to more advanced procedures and surgery, we aim to restore your ability to golf, play with grandchildren, garden and make the most of your day. We hope to briefly share with you what these treatment options look like as well as share patient stories of success. Finally, we hope to gain your interest in how we believe treating back pain can look in the very near future.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions | Parking


$12.50 per person includes lunch
Live-stream service is complimentary, register for password

Featured Speakers

Tristan E. Weaver, MD
Dr. Tristan Weaver is an interventional pain and spine physician in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is the Director of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Spine Center, director of OSU’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship, clinical co-director for pain management at the Ohio State University Spine Research Institute and director of the department of anesthesiology clinical research lab. Dr. Weaver is board certified in anesthesiology with subspecialty board certification in Pain Medicine. His clinical and research interests involve interventional spine & pain therapies, spine related outcome measures, opioid reduction techniques and neuromodulation.

Jayesh Vallabh, MD
Dr. Jayesh Vallabh is an interventional pain and spine physiatrist for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Associate Director of OSU’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship and works as a committee member for the North American Spine Society. Dr. Vallabh is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty board certifications in Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His clinical and research interests involve interventional spine & pain therapies, spine related outcome measures and neuromodulation.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Buckeye Smart presentations:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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You may also call the alumni association at 800-762-5646 to register.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.