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About GSO

Global Spine Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing medical treatment to children suffering from the effects of spinal deformities worldwide without charge to the patient or their families. All donations are tax-deductible as applicable by law.

Our physicians are 100% volunteers.

All donations go directly to providing and improving the care of children with spinal deformities.


Global Spine Outreach (GSO) transforms the lives of children with severe spinal deformities worldwide by performing state-of-the-art surgeries free of charge. We collaborate with local medical communities to build self-sustaining spine surgery centers of excellence. We enable surgeons to continually refine and sharpen their spine surgery skills through training and education provided by leading spine surgeons.

Who We Are

Global Spine Outreach is a leader in international spinal deformity outreach work transforming the lives of children around the world.

Our teams are comprised of a network of spinal surgeons and allied health professionals giving our patients access to the surgical care they critically need and providing a pathway toward a normal life. Our volunteers include the top spinal deformity surgeons and world-renowned educators in the field today. Each GSO surgeon is board-certified and fellowship-trained in spine surgery and collectively our GSO surgeons have participated in hundreds of peer-reviewed publications with numerous awards for excellence in spine surgery and philanthropy.


For every child with a severe spinal deformity to have access to life-transforming surgical care. 

View images from Dr. Nomoto's work with GSO below