J. Abbott Byrd, III, M.D., a spinal surgeon with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Scoliosis Research Society for 2010. Since completing his Spine Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Twin Cities Scoliosis Center in Minneapolis, Dr. Byrd has dedicated over 21 years of practice experience to the treatment of patients with scoliosis and other spinal conditions.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) was founded in 1966 as a professional organization dedicated to providing continuing medical education for spine specialists and increasing support for the research of spinal deformities. Today this premier spine society includes over 1000 of the worldís leading spinal surgeons and specialists in the field of spinal deformity research and treatment.