The International Spine Institute is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3)) bringing deformity focused spine surgeons and comprehensive teams to developing countries to teach local spine surgeons through work-shops, and surgery on local children and young adults in desperate need of advanced spine care. The goal is to teach the local doctors learn to treat patients in their countries and to help alleviate the pain and suffering of these children and adults.
Local physicians work alongside establish deformity corrective surgeons such as Dr. Joseph as they perform live-saving surgeries, while promoting the advancement of spine deformity treatment technology by training local surgeons.
The foundation partners with leaders in the spine industry, providing the skills and bringing the necessary equipment and supplies to these countries.
Dr. Joseph has been participating in mission trips for most of his career with different organizations. He has performed corrective spinal surgeries on some of the most difficult cases in these developing countries, often to children and young adults that would otherwise live a handicapped existence. The amount of satisfaction he felt in giving back to others was the driving force in creating a foundation in which he and other like-minded physicians and partners could further the cause of helping and teaching even more.