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New York, NY 10029

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1155 Northern Boulevard,
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Spinal Research and Education Foundation

The purpose of the SREF is to foster and conduct research in the area of scoliosis and other spinal disorders and to promote and conduct education and training of physicians in the United States as well as in developed and developing countries throughout the world.

Research is a pursuit that is the backbone to improvements in care that lead to better outcomes, less complications, safer treatment, and quicker recoveries. Dr. Lonner and his team of researchers led by Yuan Ren, PhD devote their intellectual energies and a great deal of time and money to explore research questions to improve the lives of individuals with scoliosis requiring treatment. They have contributed to hundreds of research studies and have led numerous prospective studies and have published nearly 120 studies that influence the treatment of scoliosis globally. Our team relies on your contributions to allow us to continue our research.

Your contributions pay for:

Research assistant
Data collection
Computers and software used in research
Travel to research meetings
Charitable missions to educate and train local surgeons in developing countries and to care for patients

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Baron Lonner, the Scoliosis Research and Education Foundation is a charitable, tax exempt foundation established to contribute to knowledge in the area of scoliosis and spinal deformity research and to foster education in this area worldwide. The SREF is a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation, which files a form ­­­­990 report each year with the Internal Revenue Service. Financial summaries and copies of form 990 reports for SRS are available on the Guide Star Web site, at Our federal tax ID number is 02-0623021. Financial summaries and copies of form 990 reports for SRS are available on the Guide Star Web site, at


All donations to the SREF are used entirely for research, seeking improved treatments, causes, and possible prevention of spinal deformities. No portion of any contribution is used for any other purpose. The SREF is a 501(c)3 organization operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. All contributions are deductible by donors in computing their taxable income to the extent provided by IRS codes.

Dr. Lonner and his team need your support for their important research in order to continue to make improvements in scoliosis care and to better answer questions for patients with scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

Please click on the Donate Button below to help fund this ongoing research.

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