We were intrigued by the report by Agaronnik et al. [
], who summarized the difference of gender in academic productivity, impact, and leadership among academic spine surgery. However, we have several concerns regarding the impact of marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, and childcaring as confounding factors.
- Agaronnik N
- Xiong GX
- Uzosike A
- Crawford AM
- Lightsey 4th, HM
- Simpson AK
- et al.
The role of gender in academic productivity, impact, and leadership among academic spine surgeons.
Spine J. 2022; 22: 716-722https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2021.12.003
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Published online: March 26, 2023
Accepted: March 14, 2023
Received: March 13, 2023
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Author disclosures: HK: Nothing to disclose. TM: Nothing to disclose. SN: Nothing to disclose. MM: Nothing to disclose.
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