Dr. Cassim M. Igram is a spine surgeon who joined the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in February of 2015. Dr. Igram is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He earned a BS and MD degree at the University of Iowa, graduating from the Carver College of Medicine in 1988. He completed residency in Orthopedics at The University of Illinois in 1993 and a spine fellowship at LSU in New Orleans in 1994. From 1994 to January of 2015, he was in private practice at the Iowa Orthopedic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a past president of the Iowa Orthopedic Society. He is currently on the board of directors of the IOS as well as the IOS Research Foundation. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Currently he serves on the Board of Councilors and the Executive Committee of the PAC for the AAOS. Dr. Igram is interested in advocating for Orthopedics at the state and national level. In addition, his interests include clinical research in spine and of course taking part in education of the residents and medical students in Orthopedics.