Dr. Kabir Abubakar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Head of the Spine Unit at the National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH), Dala-Kano, Nigeria. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he attended from 1984 to 1989. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (F.A.O.ASIF). He is also a member of various learned societies including the Nigerian Orthopaedic Association (NOA), Societe Internationale Chirurgie Orthop\u00e9dique de Traumatologie (SICOT), German Tropical Surgical Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS). Dr. Abubakar\u2019s publications and papers include Spinal Injuries in Kano - A 10 Year Review, Nigerian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Kaduna 2000, Pedicle Screw Fixation in Kano (Case Report) \u2013 Nigerian Orthopaedic Association AGM\/Scientific Conference \u2013 3rd December 2005, Management of Neglected Spinal Injuries \u2013 Conference of the Association of Resident Doctors NOH Dala Kano \u2013 16th March 2006, and Social & Economic Cost of Low Back Pain plus Medical Management \u2013 Conference of Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, Kano Chapter \u2013 6th April 2006. Besides his position at NOH, he is also the current president of the Nigerian Spine Society.