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Alan S. Hilibrand, M.D.

Alan S. Hilibrand, M.D.
Specialties: Spine Surgeon

Dr. Hilibrand is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of Medical Education for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Hilibrand, Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Communications Cabinet, endorses the AAOS A Nation in Motion® Campaign.



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  • Bensalem Rothman Institute

    3300 Tillman Drive
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    Bensalem, PA 19020

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  • 999 North Route 73
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    Marlton, NJ 08053

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    Sewell, NJ 08080

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Professional Profile

Education

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine (Class President)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals
Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University

Titles & Certifications

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College
Director of Orthopaedic Medical Education
Professor of Neurosurgery at Jefferson Medical College
Deputy Editor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Deputy Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Treasurer, Cervical Spine Research Society
ABC Traveling Fellow of American Orthopaedic Association, 2007
Leadership Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005-6
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
Joseph and Marie Field Professor of Spinal Surgery

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
Cervical Spine Research Society
International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine
North American Spine Society
American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Atlantic City Medical Center
Virtua Hospital System
Rothman Specialty Hospital
Kennedy Health System

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Publications
  • Editorial Responsibilities
  • 2009 – present   Deputy Editor (AOA Pubs), Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(Am)
  • 2009 – present   Deputy Editor (Spine), Journal of Am Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2007 – present   Consultant Reviewer, Journal Am Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2007 – present   Consultant Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br)
  • 2006 – 2008        Section Editor (Spine), Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9
  • 2005 – present   Editorial Board, Spine
  • 2003 – present   Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
  • 2000 – present   Editorial Board, The Spine Journal
  • 1997 – 2004        Consultant Reviewer, Spine
  • 1997 – 2001        Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Disorders


  • Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Hilibrand AS, Richardson UI, Blusztajn JK, Wurtman RJ:  NG108-15 cells take up but do not synthesize serotonin.  Neurochemistry International.  10(2): 185-9,1987.
  • Panjabi MM, Dvorak J, Crisco JJ 3d, Oda T, Hilibrand AS, Grob D:  Flexion, extension, and lateral bending of the upper cervical spine in response to alar ligament transections.  Journal of Spinal Disorders. 4(2): 157-67, 1991.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Urquhart AG, Graziano GP, Hensinger RN:  Acute spondylolytic spondylolisthesis—Risk for progression and neurological complications.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am)  77A: 190-196, 1995.
  • Hilibrand AS, Tannenbaum DA, Graziano GP, Loder RT, Hensinger RN:  The sagittal alignment of the cervical spine in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics  15(5): 627-632, 1995.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Moore DC, Graziano GP:  The role of pediculolaminar fixation in compromised pedicle bone.  Spine  21(4): 445-451, 1996.
  • Hilibrand AS, Blakemore LC, Loder RT, Greenfield ML, Farley FA, Hensinger RN, Hariharan M:  The role of melatonin in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Spine  21(10): 1140-1146, 1996.

 

  • Hariharan M, Naickar JS, Hilibrand AS:  Melatonin determination in human urine by liquid chromatography using fluorometric detection.  Journal of Liquid Chromatography  19(11): 1745-1756, 1996.
  • Hilibrand AS, Yoo JU, Carlson GD, Bohlman HH:  The success of anterior cervical arthrodesis adjacent to a previous fusion.  Spine  22(14): 1574-1579, 1997.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Dina TS:  The use of diagnostic imaging to assess spinal arthrodesis. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 29(4): 591-601, 1998.
  • Hilibrand AS, Carlson GD, Palumbo MA, Jones PK, Bohlman HH:  Radiculopathy and myelopathy at segments adjacent to the site of a previous anterior cervical arthrodesis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 81A: 519-528, 1999.

 

  • Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH:  Anterior cervical corpectomy in patients previously managed with a laminectomy:  Short-term complications. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 81A: 950-957, 1999.
  • Hilibrand AS and Rand N.  Degenerative lumbar stenosis.  Diagnosis and management. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 7(4):239-249, 1999.

 

  • Vaccaro AV, Conant RF, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  A plate-rod device for treatment of cervicothoracic disorders:  Comparison of mechanical testing with established cervical spine in vitro load testing data.  Journal of Spinal Disorders 13(4):350-355, 2000.
  • Taylor BA, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Zlotolow DA, Albert TJ.  The risk of foraminal violation and nerve root impingment after anterior placement of lumbar interbody fusion cages. Spine 26(1): 100-104, 2001.

 

  • Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Wang JA, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH:  Diagnosing basilar invagination in the rheumatoid patient:  The reliability of radiographic criteria.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 83-A: 194-200, 2001.
  • Palumbo MA, Hilibrand AS, Hart RA, Bohlman HH:  Surgical treatment of thoracic spinal stenosis.  A 2- to 9-year follow-up.  Spine 26(5): 558-566, 2001.

 

  • Hilibrand AS.  Increased fusion rates with cervical plating for three-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  Point of View.  Spine 26(6): 646-647, 2001.
  • Hilibrand AS, Fye MA, Emery SE, Palumbo MA, Bohlman, HH.  Impact of smoking upon the outcome of anterior cervical arthrodesis with interbody or strut-grafting.   The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 83-A: 668-673, 2001.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Sharan AD, Tuan RS, Kang JD, An HS, Marone MA, Savas PE, Hilibrand AS, Abitbol JJ:  The use of biologic materials in spinal fusion.  Orthopaedics 24:191-197, 2001.
  • Hilibrand AS:  Anterior cervical corpectomy.  Video Journal of Orthopaedics, May 2001.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Madigan L, Schweitzer ME, Flanders AE, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  MRI analysis of soft tissue disruption following flexion-distraction injuries of the subaxial cervical spine.  Spine 26(17): 1866-1872, 2001.
  • Harris BM, Hilibrand AS (Senior author), Nien YH, Nachwalter R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Siegler S.  A comparison of three systems for unicortical fixation in the lateral mass of the cervical spine. Spine 26(22): 2427-2431, 2001.

 

  • Malloy KM, Hilibrand AS. Autograft versus allograft in degenerative cervical disease. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 394: 27-38, 2002.
  • Hilibrand AS, Fye MA, Emery SE, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH:  Improved arthrodesis after multilevel anterior cervical decompression through strut grafting. Spine 27(2): 146-151, 2002.

 

  • Banco SP, Vaccaro AR, Blam O, Eck JC, Cotler JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Murphey S:  Spinal infections:  Variations in incidence during the academic year. Spine 27(9): 962-965, 2002.
  • Anderson DG, Izzo MW, Hall DJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Arnold W, Tuan R, Albert TJ.  Comparative Gene Expression Profiling of Normal and Degenerative Discs:  Analysis of a Rabbit Annular Laceration Model. Spine 27(12): 1291-1296, 2002.

 

  • Anderson DG, Wierzbowski LR, Schwartz DM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ.  Pedicle Screws with High Electrical Resistance:  A Potential Source of Error with Stimulus-Evoked EMG.  Spine 27(14): 1577-1581, 2002.
  • Vaccaro AR, Venger BH, Kelleher PM, Singh K, Carrino JA, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  Use of a Bioabsorbable Anterior Cervical Plate in the Treatment of Cervical Degenerative and Traumatic Disc Disruption.  Orthopaedics 25(S10): S1191-S1199, 2002.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Klein GR, Ciccotti MG, Pfaff WL, Moulton MJR, Hilibrand AS, Watkins R.  Return to Play Criteria for the Athlete with Cervical Spine Injuries Resulting in Stinger and Transient Quadriplegia/Paresis.  The Spine Journal 2(5): 351-356, 2002.
  • Fan D, Schwartz DM, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Detection of Iatrogenic C5 Nerve Root Injury During Laminectomy for Cervical Compression Myelopathy.  Spine 27(22): 2499-2502, 2002.

 

  • Austin MS, Vaccaro AR, Brislin BT, Nachwalter R, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Image-Guided Spine Surgery:  A cadaver study comparing conventional open laminoforaminotomy and two image-guided techniques for pedicle screw placement in posterolateral fusion and nonfusion models.  Spine 27(22): 2503-2508, 2002.
  • Vaccaro AR, Carrino JA, Venger BH, Albert T, Hilibrand A, Singh K:  Use of a bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate in the treatment of cervical degenerative and traumatic disc disruption.
    Journal of Neurosurgery 97(4 Suppl): 473-80, Nov 2002.

 

  • Silber JS, Anderson DG, Daffner SD, Brislin BT, Leland JM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ.  Donor site morbidity after anterior iliac crest bone harvest for single level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Spine 28(2): 134-139, 2003.
  • St. John TA, Vaccaro AR, Sah AP, Schaefer M, Berta SC, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  Physical and monetary costs associated with autogenous bone graft harvesting.  American Journal of Orthopaedics 18:18-25, 2003.

 

  • Edwards CC, Riew KD, Anderson PA, Hilibrand AS, Patel T.  Cervical myelopathy:  Current diagnosis and treatment strategies.  The Spine Journal 3(1):  68-81, 2003.
  • Blam OG, Vaccaro AR, Vanichkachorn JS, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Minnich JM, Murphey SA.  Risk factors for surgical site infection in the patient with spinal injury.  Spine 28(13): 1475-1480, 2003.

 

  • Daffner SD, Hilibrand AS (Senior Author), Hanscom BS, Brislin BT, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ.  Impact of neck and arm pain on overall health status.  Spine 28(17): 2030-2035, 2003.
  • Kwon BK Berta S, Daffner SD, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN, Beiner J, Albert TJ.  Radiographic analysis of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 16(5): 469-476, 2003.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Patel TCh, Fischgrund JS, Truumees EE, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  A pilot safety and efficacy study of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions.  European Spine Journal 12: 495-500, 2003.
  • Throckmorton TW, Hilibrand AS (Senior Author), Mencio GA, Hodge A, Spengler DM.  The impact of adjacent level disc degeneration on health status outcomes following lumbar fusion. Spine 28(22):2546-2550, 2003.

 

  • Risbud M, Izzo MW, Adams CS, Arnold WW, Hilibrand AS, Vresilovic EJ, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM.  An organ culture system for the study of the nucleus pulposus:  Description of the system and evaluation of the cells. Spine 28(24):2652-2659, 2003.
  • Harris BM, Hilibrand AS (Senior Author), Savas P, Pellegrino A, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Siegler S. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion:  The effect of various instrumentation techniques on the flexibility of the lumbar spine.  Spine 29(4):E65-70, 2004.

 

  • Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Anderson G, Hurlbert J, Fehlings MG, Ludwig SC, Hedlund R, Albert TJ, Arnold PM, Bono CM, Brodke DS, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Sledge JB, Schaffrey CI, Schwartz DG, Sears WR, Dickman C, Sharan A, Rechtine GR.  Similarities and differences in the treatment of spine trauma between surgical specialties and location of practice.  Spine 29(6):685-696, 2004.
  • Truumees E, Hilibrand A, Vaccaro AR.  Percutaneous vertebral augmentation.  The Spine Journal 4(2):218-229, 2004.

 

  • Klein GR, Austin MS, Randolf S, Sharkey PF, Hilibrand AS:  Passing the Boards:  Can USMLE and orthopaedic in-training examination scores predict passage of the ABOS Part I examination?  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(Am) 86(A):1092-1095, 2004.
  • Kwon BK, Song F, MorrisonWB, Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Morphologic evaluation of cervical spine anatomy with computed tomography:Anterior cervical plate fixation considerations.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 17(2):102-107, 2004.

 

  • Hilibrand AS,  Schwartz DM, Sethuraman V, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Comparison of transcranial electric motor and somatosensory  evoked potential monitoring during cervical spine surgery.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 86(A): 1248 – 1253, 2004.
  • Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Kato M, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Patel TC, Hilibrand AS, Chiba K, Albert TJ. Development of a New Zealand white rabbit model of spinal pseudarthrosis repair and evaluation of the potential role of OP-1 to overcome pseudarthrosis.  Spine 29(13): 1405-1412, 2004.

 

  • Grauer JN, Tingstad EM, Rand N, Christie M, Hilibrand AS. Predictors of paralysis in the rheumatoid cervical spine in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 86(A): 1420-1424, 2004.
  • Hilibrand AS, Robbins MA.  Adjacent segment degeneration and adjacent segment disease.  The consequences of spinal fusion?  The Spine Journal 4(6S): S190-S194, 2004.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Patel TCh, Fischgrund JS, Anderson DG, Truumees EE, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Wetzel T, McCullouch JA.  A pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of op-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative spondylolisthesis.  Spine 29(17): 1885-1892, 2004.
  • Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Brusovanik G, Gierardi FP, Silveri CP, Camissa FP, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Scuderi GJ.  Evaluation of a novel pedicle probe for the placement of thoracic and lumbosacral pedicle screws.  J Spinal Disord Tech.17(6):492-497, 2004.

 

  • Kwon BK, Hilibrand AS (Senior Author), Malloy K, Savas P, Silva MT, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR:  A critical analysis of the literature regarding surgical approach and outcome for adult low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 18(S1): S30-S40, 2005.
  • Risbud MV, Albert TJ, Guttapalli A, Vresilovic EJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Shapiro IM.  Differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells towards a nucleus pulposus-like phenotype in vitro:  Implications for cell-based transplantation therapy.  Spine 29(23):2627-2632, 2004.

 

  • Taylor BA, Casas-Ganem J, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Hanscom B, Albert TJ. Differences in the work-up and treatment of conditions associated with low back pain by patient gender and ethnic background.  Spine 30(3):359-364, 2005.
  • Grauer JN, Shafi B, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Albert TJ, Fehlings MG, Vaccaro AR.  Proposal of a modified, treatment-oriented classification of odontoid fractures.  The Spine Journal 5(2): 123-129, 2005.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Anderson DG, Truumees E, Herkowitz H, Phillips F, Hilibrand A, Albert TJ.  A 2-year followup pilot study evaluating the safety and eficacy of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions.  European Spine Journal 14:, 2005.
  • Shah RV, Albert TJ, Bruegel-Sanchez V, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN  .Industry support and correlation to study outcome for papers published in Spine. Spine 30(9):1099-1104, 2005.

 

  • McDonough CM, Grove MR, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Hilibrand AS, Tosteson ANA. Comparison of EQ-5D, HUI, and SF-36-derived societal health state values among Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) participants.  Quality of Life Research 14(5):1321-1332, 2005.
  • Wimberley DW, Vaccaro AR, Goyal N, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  Acute quadriplegia following closed traction reduction of a cervical facet dislocation in the setting of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: case report.  Spine 30(15):E433-438, 2005.

 

  • Harrop JS, Sharan A, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Flanders A, Vaccaro AR.  Failure of spinal imaging to detect a cervical fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis.  Spine 30(14): 2005.
  • Irwin ZN, Hilibrand AS, Gustavel M, McLain R, Shaffer M, Myers M, Glaser R, Hart RA.  Variation in surgical decision making for degenerative spinal disorders. Part I: Lumbar spine.
    Spine 30(19):2208-2213, 2005.

 

  • Irwin ZN, Hilibrand AS, Gustavel M, McLain R, Shaffer M, Myers M, Glaser R, Hart RA.  Variation in surgical decision making for degenerative spinal disorders. Part II: Cervical spine.
    Spine 30(19):2214-2219, 2005
  • Lee JY, Zeiler S, Voltaggio L, Lim MR, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Albert TJ. Histological analysis of a displaced femoral ring allograft spacer filled with a recombinant human BMP-2 soaked collagen sponge. A Case Report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 87A(10): 2318-2322, 2005.

 

  • Kim DH, Hilibrand AS.  Rheumatoid arthritis in the cervical spine.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (13)7: 463-474, 2005.
  • Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Wetzel T, McCulloch JA.  Comparison of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) to iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis:  A minimum 2-year follow-up pilot study.  Spine 30(24): 2709-2716, 2005.

 

  • Lee JY, Schwartz DM, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS.  Epidural hematoma causing dense paralysis following anterior cervical corpectomy.  A report of two cases.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 88A:198-201, 2006.
  • Risbud MV, Shapiro IM, Guttapalli A,Di Martino A, Danielson KG, Beiner JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR.  Osteogenic potential of adult human stem cells of the lumbar vertebral body and the iliac crest.  Spine 31(1): 83-89, 2006.

 

  • Saxena A, Baron EM, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR.  Spinal disassociation masquerading as iatrogenic listhesis above a previous fusion.  Spine 31(6): E179-E183, 2006.
  • Pahl MA, Brislin BT, Boden SD, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Hanscom B, Albert TJ.  The impact of lumbar spine disease upon overall health status.  The Spine Journal 6(2): 125-130, 2006.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Baron EM, Sanfilippo J, Jacoby S, Stueve S, Grossman E, DiPaola M, Ranier P, Austin L, Ropiak R, Ciminello M, Okafor C, Eichenbaum M, Rapuri V, Smith E, Orozco F, Ugolini P, Fletcher M, Minnich J, Goldberg G, Wilsey J, Lee JY, Lim MR, Burns A, Marino R, DiPaola C, Zeiler L, Zeiler SC, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  The Reliability of a novel classification system for thoracolumbar injuries:  The thoracolumbar injury severity score (TLISS).  Spine 31(11S):S62 – S69, 2006.
  • Hilibrand, AS.  Clinical outcomes of three fusion methods through a posterior approach in the lumbar spine:  Point of view.  Spine 31(12):1358, 2006.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Balasubramanian K, Eichenbaum M, Thinnes J, Daffner SD, Berta S, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Siegler S.  The effect of anterior cervical fusion upon neck motion.  Spine 31 (15):1688-1692, 2006.
  • Skolasky RL, Maggard A, Hilibrand AS, Northrup BE, Ullrich CG, Albert TJ, Coe JD, Riley LH III: Agreement between surgeons and an independent panel with respect to surgical site fusion after single-level anterior cervical spine surgery: a prospective, multicenter study. Spine
    31(15): E503-E506, 2006

 

  • Lee JY, Sharan A, Baron EM, Lim MR, Grossman E, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS.  Quantitative prediction of spinal cord drift after cervical laminectomy and arthrodesis.  Spine 31(16): 1795-1798, 2006.

 

  • Lee JY, Hilibrand AS (senior author),  Zavatsky J Zeiller S, Schwartz DM, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Albert TJ.  Characterization of neurophysiologic alerts during anterior cervical spine surgery.  Spine 31(17): 1916-1922, 2006.

 

  • Villarraga ML, Cripton PA, Teti SD, Steffey DL, Krisnamuthy S, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Wear and corrosion in retrieved thoracolumbar posterior internal fixation. Spine 31:2454-2462, 2006..
  • White AP, Maak TG, Prince D, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN.  Osteogenic protein-1 induced gene expression: Evaluation in a posterolateral spinal pseudarthrosis model.  Spine 31(22): 2550 – 2555, 2006.

 

  • Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson AN, Hanscom BS, Skinner J, Abdu WA, Hilibrand AS, Boden SD, Deyo RA.  Surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation:  The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT):  a randomized trial.  Journal of the American Medical Association 296(20): 2441 – 2450, Nov 22, 2006.
  • Spector LR, Kim DH, Alfonso J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR.  Use of computerized tomography to predict failure of nonoperative treatment of unilateral facet fractures of the cervical spine.  Spine 31(24): 2827 – 2835, 2006.

 

  • Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Hilibrand AS,  Vaccaro AR, Bose B, Li M, Albert TJ.  Neurophysiological identification of position-induced neurologic injury during anterior cervical spine surgery.  Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 20(6):437-44, December, 2006.
  • Audu P, Artz G, Scheid S, Harrop J, Albert T, Vaccaro A, Hilibrand A, Sharan A, Spiegel J, Rosen M.  Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after anterior cervical spine surgery: the impact of endotracheal tube cuff deflation, reinflation, and pressure adjustment.
    Anesthesiology. 105(5):898-901, 2006.

 

  • Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Sharan AD, Whang PG, Poelstra KA, Arnold P, Dimar J, Madrazo I, Hegde S. The adoption of a new classification system: time-dependent variation in interobserver reliability of the thoracolumbar injury severity score classification system.  Spine 32(3):E105-10, 2007.
  • Whang PG, Poelstra KA, Patel AA, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK, Hurlbert RJ, Anderson P, Aarabi B, Sekhon LHS, Gahr R, Vaccaro AR.  The influence of fracture mechanism and morphology on the reliability and validity of two novel thoracolumbar injury classification systems.  Spine 32(7):791-5, 2007.

 

  • Magit DP, Hilibrand AS, Kirk J, Rechtine G, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Simpson AK, Grauer JN.  Questionnaire study of neuromonitoring availability and usage for spine surgery.  J Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 Jun;20(4):282-289.
  • Hilibrand AS. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion without Instrumentation: Point of View.  Spine 32(7):775, 2007.

 

  • Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Hanscom B, Tosteson AN, Blood EA, Birkmeyer NJ, Hilibrand AS, Herkowitz HN, Cammisa FP, Albert TJ, Emery LG, Abdu WA, Longley M, Errico TJ, Hu SS.  Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.  The New England Journal of Medicine 356(22):2257-2270, 2007.
  • Goldberg G, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Wharton N.  Short-term comparison of cervical fusion with static and dynamic plating using computerized motion analysis. Spine 32(13):E371-375, 2007

 

  • Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Martyak GG, Harrop JS, Albert TJ, Ludwig SC, Youssef JA, Gelb DE, Matthews HH, Chapman JR, Chung EH, Grabowski G, Kuklo TR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG.  Neurologic deficit following percutaneous vertebral stabilization.  Spine 32(16):1728-34, 2007.
  • Fasset DR, Harrop JS, Maltenfort M, Jeyamohan SB, Ratliff JD, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Sharan AD.  Mortality rates in geriatric patients with Spinal cord injuries.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 7(3):277-282, 2007.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Spindler KP, Boden SD.  AOA Symposium. Orthopaedists Partnering with Other Physicians to Provide Musculoskeletal Care.  J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 89:2810-2818, 2007.
  • Smith HE, Rynning RE, Okafor C, Zaslavsky J, Tracy JI, Ratliff J, Harrop J, Albert T, Hilibrand AS, Anderson G, Sharan A, Brown Z, Vaccaro AR  Evaluation of neurologic deficit without apparent cause: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.  J Spinal Cord Med. 30(5):509-17, 2007.

 

  • Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson AN, Blood EA, Hanscom B,  Herkowitz HN, Cammisa FP, Albert TJ, Boden SD, Hilibrand AS, Goldberg H, Berven S, An H.   Surgical versus Nonsurgical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine 358(8): 794-810, 2008
  • Chu CR, Antoniou J, Donley BG, Frick SL, Hilibrand AS, Ricci WM, Younger AS.  The 2007 ABC Traveling Fellowship: building international orthopaedic bridges. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 90(3):672-4, 2008.

 

  • Patel AA, Brodke DS, Pimenta L, Bono CM, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Riew KD, Youssef JA, Vaccaro AR. Revision strategies in lumbar total disc arthroplasty.  Spine 33(11):1276-83, 2008.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Whang PG, Patel T, Phillips FM, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Brower RS, Kurd MF, Appannagari A, Patel M, Fischgrund JS.  The safety and efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis:  minimum 4-year follow-up of a pilot study.  The Spine Journal 8:457-465, 2008.

 

  • Harrop JS, Youssef JA, Maltenfort M, Vorwald P, Jabbour P, Bono CM, Goldfarb N, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS.  Lumbar adjacent segment degeneration and disease after arthrodesis and total disc arthroplasty.  Spine33(15):1701-1707, 2008.

 

  • Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, Affonso J, Jenis L, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Early predictive value of supine and upright X-ray films of odontoid fractures treated with halo-vest immobilization.  The Spine Journal 8(4): 612-618, 2008.
  • Whang PG, Lim MR, Sasso RC, Skelton A, Brown ZB, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR.  Financial incentives for lumbar surgery:  A critical analysis of physician reimbursement for decompression and fusion procedures.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 21(6): 381-386, 2008.

 

  • Kwon BK, Mann C, Sohn HM, Hilibrand AS, Phillips FM, Wang JC, Fehlings MG.  Hypothermia for spinal cord injury.  Spine J. 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):859-74.

 

 

 

  • Goyal N, Wimberley DN, Hyatt A, Zeiller S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes after Instrumented Reduction and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion of Mid and High Grade Isthmic Spondylolisthesis.  J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Jul;22 (5):321-327.

 

 

 

  • Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Blood E, Herkowitz H, Cammisa F, Albert T, Boden SD, Hilibrand A, Goldberg H, Berven S, An H.  Surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis: Four-year results of the spine patient outcomes research trial.  Spine  2010 Jun 15;35(14):1329-38

 

  • Rihn JA, Kane J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. What Is the Incidence and Severity of Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Surgery?  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011

 

  • Freedman MK, Hilibrand AS, Blood EA, Zhao W, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Oleson CV, Morgan TS, Weinstein JN.  The Impact of Diabetes on the Outcomes of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Patients in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial. Spine 36(4):290 – 307, 2011.
  • Non Peer Reviewed Publications

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Singh K, Albert TJ:  Pyogenic cervical osteomyelitis.  Spine: State of the Art Reviews 13(1): 107-122, 1999.
  • Albert TJ, Zlotolow DA, Vaccaro AR, Ilyas A, Hilibrand AS:  Revision lumbar spine surgery.  Seminars in Spine Surgery 11(2): 163-175, 1999.

 

  • Moulton JR, Nachwalter R, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ.  Management of cervical kyphosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.  Orthopaedic Technology Review May, 2000.
  • Blam OG, Vaccaro AR, Vanichkachorn JS, Minnich JM, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Murphey SA:  Risk factors for surgical site infection in the spinal injury patient.  Jeeferson Orthopaedic Journal 29: 13-20, 2000.

 

  • Craig MR, Berta SC, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Cotler JM:  Bone graft alternatives and modulation of intervertebral disc metabolism in spinal surgery.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal 29:21-25, 2000.
  • Daffner S, Vaccaro AR, Cotler JM, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS:  Disorders of the cervicothoracic junction. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal 29: 25-28, 2000.

 

  • Daffner S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ:  Lumbar degenerative scoliosis.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal 29: 36-39, 2000.
  • Ehrler DM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ:  Surgical treatment of multilevel cervical spondylosis. Spine: State of the Art Reviews 14: 611-624, 2000.

 

  • Albert TJ, Zlotolow DA, Hilibrand AS:  Cervicothoracic junctional problems. Spine: State of the Art Reviews 14: 651-660, 2000.
  • Brislin BT and Hilibrand AS:  Avoidance of complications in anterior cervical revision surgery.  Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2001, 12: 257-264, 2001.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Foley KT, Fardon D:  Cervical disc herniation: Curve/Countercurve. SpineLine, May/June, 2001.
  • Silber JS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Simeone FA, Albert TJ:  Pre-operative discography:  Appropriate indications and clinical interpretation.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 14: 79-82, 2001.

 

  • Westerlund LE, Kim DH, Hilibrand AS:  Anterior versus posterior surgical options for the treatment of anterior cervical pseudarthrosis.  Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2002, 13:214-219, 2002.
  • Brislin BT, and Hilibrand AS: Avoidance of complications in anterior cervical revision surgery.  Contemporary Spine Surgery 3(3):19-25, 2002.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Wang J, Dorey F:  A practical guide to understanding statistical concepts in the spine literature.  An Invited Review.  SpineLine, 3(3): 6-11, 2002.
  • Wang J, Hilibrand AS, :  Bone graft extenders:  Biology and options for enhancing graft consolidation. An Invited Review.   SpineLine 3(6): 6-11, 2002.

 

  • Silva M, Hilibrand AS.  Isthmic spondylolisthesis.  Seminars in Spine Surgery, 15(2): 160-166, 2003.
  • Kwon BK and Hilibrand AS.  Management of cervical fractures in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.  Current Opinion in Orthopaedics,14:187-192, 2003.

 

  • Grauer JN, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Lumbar Stensosis.  In: Orthopedics Hyperguide, http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (Username oh502103, Password Stryker). 
  • Grauer JN, Hilibrand AS, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Albert TJ.  Metastatic spine disease.  In: Orthopedics Hyperguide, http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (Username oh502103, Password Stryker).

 

  • Goldberg G, Hilibrand A.  Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics:  Novel Techniques in Spine Surgery.  13(3): 188-194, 2003.
  • Beiner JM, Sethuraman V, Hilibrand AS.  Lumbar decompressive surgery.  Seminars in Spine Surgery:  Lumbar Degenerative Disease, 15:411-419, 2003.

 

  • Vaccaro AR, Scuderi GJ, Kwon BK, Berta SC, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Beiner JM, Grauer JN, Brusovanik GV.  Conjoined lumbar nerve root variants:  Pitfalls and precautions.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 31:47-52, 2003.
  • Daffner SD, Silber J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Riew KD.  Why are spine surgery patients lost to follow-up?  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 31:53-55, 2003.

 

  • Kwon BK, Berta SC, Beiner J, Grauer JN, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR.  A review of injuries to the pediatric spine.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 31:56-63, 2003.
  • Kwon BK, Vaccaro AR, Wolfram T, Berta SC, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Woo J, Austin M, Grauer JN, Beiner J.  Strategies and tactics of spinal cord regeneration. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 31:64-71, 2003.

 

  • Yuan PS, Goins ML, Wimberley DW, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  MIS:  A less traumatic technique.  Orthopaedic Technology Review,  March/April 2004.
  • Yuan PS, Wimberley DW, Goins ML, Hilibrand AS.  Cervical chymopapain chemonucleysis producing interbody fusion.  A case report.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 32:93-95, 2004.

 

  • Kim DH, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR:  Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Evaluation of Low Back Pain.  Monograph – Low Back Pain, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.
  • Wang MY, Albert TJ, Benzel EC, Boden SD, Herkowitz HN, Hilibrand AS, Kalfas IH, Kim DH, Lauryssen C, Maxwell JH, Perez-Cruet MJ.  Roundtable Discussion:  Current controversies in cervical spine surgery.  Roundtables in Spine Surgery, 1: 35-80, 2005.

 

  • Husted DS, Grauer JN, Hilibrand AS.  The Use of Wound Vacuums in the Management of Postoperative Wound Infections.  Seminars in Spine Surgery:  Spinal Infections,  In Press.

 

  • Lee JY, Whitaker C, Hilibrand AS.  Complications of posterior cervical spine surgery.  Complications in Orthopaedics:  Spine Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006..
  • Baron EM, Zeiller SC, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS.  Surgical management of thoracolumbar fractures. Contemporary Spine Surgery, 6(12):1 – 9, 2005.

 

  • Sanfilippo JA, Albert TJ, Jacoby SM, Lim MR, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG.  “Normal” prevertebral soft tissue swelling following anterior cervical decompression and fusion.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 30-33, 2006.
  • Poelstra KA, Rao S, Patel A, Whang P, Brown A, Madigan L, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS.  Emergency transport of patients following spinal cord injury.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 35-38, 2006.

 

  • Poelstra KA, Rao S, Patel A, Whang P, Stock G, Madigan L, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Pharmacologic neuroprotection in patients with spinal cord injury.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 42-47, 2006.
  • Poelstra KA, Rao S, Patel A, Whang P, Brown A, Madigan L, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG.  Radiographic evaluation of patients following spinal cord injury.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 48-53, 2006.

 

  • Poelstra KA, Rao S, Patel A, Whang P, Stock G, Madigan L, Albert TJ, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR.  Timing of surgical decompression in patients with spinal cord injury.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 54-56, 2006.
  • Poelstra KA, Tannouri C, Srinivasan S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ Anderson DG.  Minimally invasive spinal surgery.  Where do we stand?.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 34: 42-47, 2006.

 

  • Hannallah D, White AP, Fassett D, Kerr S, Whang PG, Hilibrand AS.  Adjacent level degeneration in the cervical spine.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 17(3): 178-182, 2007.
  • Rihn JA, Lawrence J, Gates C, Harris E, Hilibrand AS.  Adjacent Segment disease after cervical spine fusion.  Instr Course Lect. 2009;58:747-56.

 

  • Ponnappan RK and AS Hilibrand. Adjacent segment disease of the cervical spine: fact or fiction? Current Opinion in Orthopaedics
  • Su BW and Hilibrand AS.  Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes:  Cervical disc herniations and fractures/ligamentous injuries.  Seminars in Spine Surgery 2010; 22(4): December 2010, 198-205.

 

  • Book Chapters
  • Hilibrand AS:  Postoperative Lumbar Discitis.  In Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds) Mastercases:  Spine Surgery.  New York, Thieme, 2001, pp 208-214.

 

  • Hilibrand AS:  Postradiation Spinal Deformity.  In Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds) Mastercases:  Spine Surgery.  New York, Thieme, 2001, pp 484-492.
  • Hilibrand AS, Quartarraro LG, Moulton MJR:  Spinal Infections.  In Koval KJ (ed) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 7.  Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002, pp 661-672.

 

  • Hilibrand AS, Rand N:  Cervical Spine: Evaluation.  In Boden SD, Bohlman HB (ed), The Failed Spine.  Philadelphia, Lipincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002, pp 3-17.
  • Boyce RH, Hilibrand AS:  Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion in the Treatment of Spine Fractures.  In Vaccaro AR (ed) Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine.  New York, Marcel Decker, 2002, pp.

 

  • Hilibrand AS:  Posterior Thoracic Approaches:  Transpedicular Decompression.  In Vaccaro AR and Albert TJ (eds),  Tricks of the Trade in Spine Surgery.  New York, Thieme, 2002, pp 76-77.
  • Brislin B, Hilibrand AS, Taylor B:  Complications of Cervical Spine Instrumentation.  In Vaccaro AR, Betz R, Zeidman S (eds), Principles and Practice of Spinal Surgery 3rd Edition.  St Louis, Mosby, 2002, pp. 711-725.

 

  • Grauer JN, Hilibrand AS.  Prognosis and Results of Surgery for Primary and Metastatic Tumors.  In Herkowitz HN, Dvorak J, Bell G, Nordin M, Grob D (eds), The Lumbar Spine 3rd Edition.  In Press.
  • Robbins M, Hilibrand AS.  Post-Arthrodesis Adjacent Segment Degeneration.  In Vaccaro AR et al (eds),  Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery.  New York, Marcel Dekker, 2003. 

 

  • Austin LS, Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Hilibrand AS.  Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors.  In Vaccaro (ed) Spine:  Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics.  Philadelphia, Elsevier Mosby, 2005.
  • Kim DH, Zeiller S, Hilibrand AS.  Adult Spine Trauma.  In Vaccaro AR (ed) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8.  Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.

 

  • Katsos M, Hilibrand AS.  C-TEK Anterior Cervical Plate System.  In Kim DH et al.(eds), Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation.  New York, Thieme, 2005.
  • Goins ML, Eichenbaum M, Hilibrand AS.  Surgical Approaches to the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine for Ankylosing Spondylitis.  In Kim DH et al.(eds), Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine.  New York, Thieme, 2005.

 

  •   Kim DH, Chun YS, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ.  Complications of Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvesting.  In An HS et al. (eds.), Complications of Spine Surgery:  Treatment and Prevention.  Glen Burnie, MD, Maryland Composition, 2005.
  • Hilibrand AS, Zeiller S, Kirkpatrick JS.  Motion-Sparing Technologies.  In Spivak J et al. (eds.) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 3:  Spine.  Rosemont, IL:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006.

 

  • Goins ML, Pacek CA, Hilibrand AS.  Cervical Myelopathy:  Anterior Approach. In Vaccaro et al. (eds.) Decision-Making in Spinal Care.  New York, Thieme, 2006.
  • Goins ML, Pacek CA, Hilibrand AS.  Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. In Vaccaro et al. (eds.) Decision-Making in Spinal Care.  New York, Thieme, 2006.

 

  • Zeiller S, Smith H, Hilibrand AS.  Overview of Cervical Arthroplasty:  Biomechanics and Design.  In Vaccaro AR (ed.) Spinal Arthroplasty:  The Preservation of Motion.  Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2007.
  • Whang P, Hilibrand AS.  Adjacent Level Degeneration.  In Albert TJ et al (eds.) Challenges in Cervical Spine Surgery .  New York, Thieme, 2007

 

  • Anderson DT, Hilibrand AS.  Anterior Cervical Corpectomy.  In Vaccaro AR (ed.) Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery.  Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2008.
  • White AP, Hannallah D, Hilibrand AS.  Adjacent Segment Degeneration and Adjacent Segment Disease:  Cervical and Lumbar.  In Yue JJ et al (eds.) Motion Preservation of the Spine.  Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

 

  • White AP, Grossman EL, Hilibrand AS.  Clinical Presentation of Disc Degeneration. In Phillips FM and Lauryssen C (eds.) The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc.  New York, Thieme, 2010.
  • Campe C, Hilibrand AS.  Closed Skeletal Traction Techniques.  In Vaccaro AR, Anderson PA (eds.) Cervical Spine Trauma.  Philadelphia, The Rothman Institute, 2010.

 

  • Hilibrand AS.  Physical Examination of the Spine.  In Lieberman JR (ed.) AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review.  Rosemont, IL:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010.
  • Hilibrand AS, Smith HE.  Isthmic Spondylolisthesis in the Adult.  In Truumees EE (ed) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 4:  Spine.  Rosemont, IL:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010.

 

  • Smith HE, Hilibrand AS.   Avoidance of Cervical Adjacent Segment Disease.  In Vaccaro AR and Eck J (eds.)  Controversies in Spine Surgery.  New York:  2010 (in press).
  •  Harris EB, Saldua N, Hilibrand AS.  Fundir ou Não Fundir? Eis a Questão.  In Pinheiro-Franco, Vaccaro, Benzel, Mayer (eds.) Advanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease.  Rio De Janeiro, Di Livros Editora Ltd. 2010.

 

  • Sanfilippo, JA, Hilibrand AS.  Junctional Degeneration of the Cervical Spine.  In Shen FH and Shaffrey CL (eds.)  Arthritis and Arthroplasty:  The Spine  Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2010.

 

  • National/International Paper Presentations

 

Cervical Spine Research Society 38th Annual Meeting

      • Charlotte, NC, December 2 – 4, 2010.
      • Does Anterior Soft Tissue Swelling Correlate with Dysphagia Following Anterior Cervical Surgery? (Hilibrand AS,  Rihn JA, Bennett J, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Ponnappan RK, Harrop JS, Albert TJ.)

15th Annual International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques

      • Hong Kong, July 8 – 11, 2008
      • Osteoprogenitor-Enriched Allograft in Lumbar Spinal Fusion:  Two Year Prospective Multicenter Trial. (Hlibrand AS, Youssef J, Brodke D, Wang J, Moeschler G)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 34th Annual Meeting
      • Palm Beach, FL, November 30 – December 2, 2006.
      • Preoperative Prediction of Levels at Risk for Adjacent Segment Disease (Hilibrand AS, Cassinelli E, Dean C, Patel AA, Bohlman HH, Riew KD)
    • Solicited for CSRS Specialty Issue of Spine

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 33rd Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, December 1 – 3, 2005.
      • Vocal Fold Paralysis after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery:  A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Study (Hilibrand AS, Artz GJ, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Audu P, Rosen M)
    • Solicited for CSRS Specialty Issue of Spine
    • Awarded 1st Place Prize for Clinical Research at CSRS Annual Meeting
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 31st Annual Meeting
      • Scottsdale, AZ, December 11 – 13, 2003.
      • The Effects of Cervical Spondylosis and Anterior Cervical Fusion on Neck Motion (Hilibrand AS, Siegler S, Berta S, Daffner SD, Balasubramanian K, Eichenbaum MD, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR)
    • Solicited for CSRS Specialty Issue of Spine

 

    • North American Spine Society 18th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, October 21 – 25, 2003.
      • Comparison of Transcranial Electric Motor and Somatosensory  Evoked Potential Monitoring during Cervical Spine Surgery (Hilibrand AS,  Schwartz DM, Sethuraman V, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ.)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 70th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, February 5 – 9, 2003.
      • One Year Follow-Up on Patients in a Pilot Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft. (Hilibrand AS, Patel TC, Vaccaro A, Truumees E, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Albert TJ, McCullough JA)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 29th Annual Meeting
      • Monterey, CA, November 29—December 1, 2001.
      • The Effects of Anterior Cervical Fusion on Overall Neck Range of Motion (Research Grant Update) (Hilibrand AS, Daffner SD, Fines J, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Siegler S)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 28th Annual Meeting
      • Charleston, SC, November 29-December 3, 2000.
      • A Comparison of  Three Systems for Unicortical Fixation in the Lateral Mass of the Cervical Spine (Hilibrand AS, Harris, BM, Nien Y-H, Nachwalter R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Siegler S)

 

    • North American Spine Society 15th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, October 25 – 28, 2000
      • Optimal Approach for Surgical Treatment of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: A Meta Analysis (Malloy KM, Hilibrand AS, Savas PA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 27th Annual Meeting
      • Seattle, WA, December 16-18, 1999.
      • Plain Radiographic Assessment of Anterior Cervical Fusion  (Riew, KD, Hilibrand                        AS, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH).

 

    • North American Spine Society 14th Annual Meeting
      • Chicago, IL, October 20 – 23, 1999
  • Variability in Surgical Decision-Making for Lumbar Stenosis
  • Variation in the Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis (Hilibrand AS, Riew KD, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH)
    • Scoliosis Research Society 34th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, September 23 – 25, 1999
      • The Impact of Adjacent Level Disc Degeneration on Health Status Outcomes after Lumbar Fusion (Hilibrand AS, Throckmorton T, Mencio GA, Spengler DM)

 

    • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine 26th Annual Meeting
      • Kona, Hawaii, June 21 – 25, 1999
      • The Impact of Adjacent Level Disc Degeneration on Health Status Outcomes after Lumbar Fusion (Hilibrand AS, Throckmorton T, Mencio GA, Spengler DM)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 66th Annual Meeting
      • Anaheim, CA, February 4 – 8, 1999
      • Variability in Surgical Decision-Making for Lumbar Stenosis (Hilibrand AS, Riew KD, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH)

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, March 19 – 23, 1998
      • Improved Arthrodesis after Multilevel Anterior Cervical Decompression through Strut Grafting (Hilibrand AS, Fye M, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 25th Annual Meeting
      • Rancho Mirage, CA, December 4 – 6, 1997
      • Smoking Impairs Interbody Graft Healing After Anterior Cervical Decompression (Hilibrand AS, Fye M, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
    • Solicited for CSRS Specialty Issue of Spine

 

    • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians 11th Annual Scientific Session
      • Nashville, TN, November 13 – 15, 1997
      • Cost-Effective Management of Low Back Disorders and Work-Related Injuries
      • (Spengler DM, Hilibrand AS)
    • North American Spine Society 12th Annual Meeting
      • New York, NY, October 23 – 25, 1997
      • Smoking Impairs Interbody Graft Healing After Anterior Cervical Decompression (Hilibrand AS, Fye M, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, February 13 – 17, 1997
      • "At Risk" Levels for Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical Spine (Hilibrand AS, Carlson GD, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 24th Annual Meeting
      • Palm Beach, FL, December 5 – 7, 1996
  • Radiculopathy Due to Adjacent Segment Degeneration Following Anterior Cervical Fusions (Hilibrand AS, Carlson GD, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
  • The Success of Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis Adjacent to a Prior Fusion (Hilibrand AS, Yoo JU, Carlson GD, Bohlman HH)

 

    • North American Spine Society 11th Annual Meeting
      • Vancouver, BC, October 23 – 26, 1996
  • Radiculopathy Due to Degeneration of Segments Adjacent to Previous Cervical Fusion (Hilibrand AS, Carlson GD, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
  • The Outcome of Anterior Cervical Fusions Adjacent to Prior Fusions (Hilibrand AS, Yoo JU, Carlson GD, Bohlman HH)
    • Both papers solicited for NASS specialty issue of Spine
    • Scoliosis Research Society 30th Annual Meeting
      • Asheville, NC, September 13 – 16, 1995
      • The Role of Melatonin in the Pathogenesis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Hilibrand AS, Blakemore LC, Loder RT, Greenfield ML, Farley FA, HensingerRN)
    • Solicited for SRS specialty issue of Spine
    • Nominated for Russell Hibbs Research Award

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 22nd Annual Meeting
      • Baltimore, MD, November 30 – December 2, 1994
      • The Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Hilibrand AS, Tannenbaum DA, Graziano GP, Loder RA, Hensinger RN)
    • Solicited for CSRS specialty issue of Spine
    • Scoliosis Research Society 29th Annual Meeting
      • Portland, OR, September 21 – 24, 1994
      • The Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Hilibrand AS, Tannenbaum DA, Graziano GP, Loder RA, Hensinger RN)

 

    • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 12th Annual Meeting
      • Southampton, Bermuda, April 27 – May 1, 1994
      • The Effects of Posterior Instrumentation on the Cervical Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Hilibrand AS, Tannenbaum DA, Graziano GP, Loder RA, Hensinger RN)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 61st Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, February 24 – March 1, 1994
      • Acute Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis—Increased Risk for Progression and Neurologic Compromise (Hilibrand AS, Graziano GP, and Hensinger RN)

 

    • Mid – America Orthopaedic Association 11th Annual Meeting
      • Hilton Head, SC, April 28 – May 2, 1993
      • A Comparison of Femoral Lengthening and Femoral Shortening for the Treatment of Limb Length Inequality (Hilibrand AS, Goulet JA, Greenfield ML, and Herzenberg JE)
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 60th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, February 18 – 24, 1993
      • A Comparison of Femoral Lengthening and Femoral Shortening in Treating Anisomelia (Hilibrand AS, Goulet JA, Greenfield ML, and Herzenberg JE)

 

    • American Orthopaedic Association  25th Annual Resident's Meeting
      • Ann Arbor, MI, March 11 – 14, 1992
      • An In Vitro Study of Upper Cervical Spine Kinematics in Response to Alar Ligament Transection (Hilibrand AS, Crisco JJ, and Panjabi MM)
  • Co-Authored Paper Presentations

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 77th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, Feb 15 – 19, 2011
  • Spinal Cord Injury Associated with Type II Odontoid Fractures:  A Retrospective Cohort Analysis (Presented by AA Patel) (Patel AA, Smith HE, Radcliff KE, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Rihn J, Vaccaro AR)
  • Does a Multilevel Laminectomy with a Single Level PLF Increase the Risk of Adjacent Segment Disease? (Presented by BJ Neuman) (Neuman BJ, Anderson DT, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS)
  • Epidural Steriods Affect the Outcome of Lumbar Disk Herniation:  A SPORT Subgroup Analysis (Presented by K Radcliff) (Radcliff KE, Hilibrand AS, Rihn J, Zhao W, Lurie JD, Vaccaro AR, Tosteson T, Weinstein JN, Albert TJ)
  • Vertebral Body Height as a Predictor of Ligamentous and Neurologic Injury in Burst Fractures (Presented by K Radcliff) (Radcliff KE, Rubin TA, Su BW, Rihn J, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Harrop J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR)
  • Cost-Utility Analyses in Spinal Care:  A Systematic Review (Presented by J Rihn) (Rihn J, Wilkinson S, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ)
    • North American Spine Society 25th Annual Meeting
      • Orlando, FL, October 5 – 9, 2010
  • Occipital Plumb Line Predicts Outcome of Cervical Laminectomy Fusion (Presented by K Radcliff) (Radcliff KE, Dilorio T, Su B, Hong J, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR)
  • Classification of Craniocervical Injuries Based on CT and MRI (Presented by K Radcliff) (Radcliff KE, Hong J, Reitman C, Anderson DG, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Vaccaro A)
  • Does Obesity Affect Outcomes in the Lumbar Spine Patient? (Presented by J Rihn) (Rihn JA, Radcliff K, Hilibrand AS, Zhao W, Blood E, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN)
    • International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques 17th Annual Meeting
      • Toronto, CA, July 13 – 15, 2010
      • Does Duration of Symptoms Influence the Outcome of Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (SS) or Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (DS)?
      • (Presented by K Radcliff) (Rihn JA; Blood E; Zhao W; Hilibrand AS; Anderson DG; Vaccaro AR; Albert TJ; Weinstein JN)

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, March 9 – 13, 2010
  • Does the Duration of Symptoms Affect Outcomes in the Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation? (Presented by M Kurd) (Rihn J, Hilibrand AS, Blood E, Kurd M, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Weinstein J)
  • Does Obesity Affect Outcomes of Treatment for Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Spondyloilisthesis?  (Presented by M Kurd) (Rihn J, Kurd M, Freedman M, Blood E, Vaccaro AR, Ponnappan RK, Hilibrand AS,  Albert TJ)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 37th Annual Meeting
      • Salt Lake City, UT, Dec 1 – 3, 2009
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux following Anterior Cervical Surgery: A Controlled, Prospective Analysis (Presented by J Rihn) (Rihn JA,Kane J, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Joshi A, Harrop JS, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS)
      • 2)  A Novel 3D Stress MR Imaging Approach to Detect Altered Biomechanics in   Neck Pain Patients (Presented by B Winkelsteinth) (Winkelstein BA, Udupa J, Hilibrand AS, Schuster J,  Siegler S, Hirsch B, Borthakur A, Melham E)

 

    • North American Spine Society 24th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, November 10 – 14, 2009
  • Dysphagia Following Anterior Cervical Surgery:  A Controlled, Prospective Analysis.  (Presented by J Rihn) (Rihn J, Kane J, Joshi A, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Harrop J, Ratliff JK, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS)
  • Does the Duration of Symptoms from Lumbar Disc Herniation Affect Outcomes in the Spine Patient? (Presented by J Rihn) (Rihn J, Kurd M, Blood EA, Anderson DG, Ponnappan R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Weinstein J)
  • Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Who Decides to Have Surgery? (Presented by M Kurd) (Kurd MF, Rihn J, Blood E, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Weinstein J, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, March 5 – 9, 2008
  • Grafton + local bone has comparable outcomes to iliac crest bone in single level lumbar fusions. (Presented by J Kang) (Kang J, Hilibrand AS, Yoon ST, Generelli J, Kavanaugh EC, Boden SD)
  • Increased risk of postoperative radiculitis when BMP-2 is used with tranforaminal interbody fusion (Presented by J Sanfillipo) (Sanfillipo J, Lee JY,Rihn J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 35th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, November 29 – December 1, 2007
      • Early Complications of Surgical Versus Conservative Treatment of Isolated Type II Odontoid Fractures in Octogenarians:  A Retrospective Cohort Study (Presented by HE Smith) (Smith HE, Kerr SM, Albert TJ, Harrop JS, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Maltenfort M, Vaccaro AR).
    • North American Spine Society 22nd Annual Meeting
      • Austin, TX, October 23 – 27, 2007
  • Increased risk of postoperative radiculitis following TLIF using BMP-2. (Presented by J Sanfillipo) (Sanfillipo J, Lee JY, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS)
  • Same segment disease following anterior cervical surgery (Presented by J Lawrence) (White AP, Lawrence J, Hilibrand AS)
  • Neurologic deficit following percutaneous vertebral stabilization. (Presented by Patel AA) (Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Martyak GG, Harrop JS, Albert TJ, Ludwig SC, Youssef JA, Gelb DE, Matthews HH, Chapman JR, Chung EH, Grabowski G, Kuklo TR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG). 

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 74th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, February 14 – 18, 2007
  • Surgery versus nonoperative treatment for IDH:  1 year outcomes from the SPORT randomized trial. (Presented by JN Weinstein) (Weinstein JN, Tosteson T, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Hanscom B, Skinner JS, Abdu WA, Hilibrand AS,  Boden SD)
  • Back pain and total hip arthroplasty:  A prospective natural history study.  (Presented by J Parvizi) (Parvizi J, Goldberg G, Hilibrand AS, Rothman RH, Eslampour A)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 34th Annual Meeting
      • Palm Beach, FL, November 30 – December 2, 2006.
      • Acceptable epidural hematoma following posterior cervical decompression and fusion (Presented by JA Sanfillipo)(Sanfillipo JA, Jacoby SM, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Harrop JS, Sharan A)

 

    • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine 33rd Annual Meeting
      • Bergen, Norway, June 13 – 17, 2006
      • Surgical versus non-operative treatment for lumbar disc herniation:  RCT and observational cohort outcomes from SPORT (Presented by JN Weinstein) (Weinstein JN, Tosteson T, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Hanscom B, Skinner JS, Abdu WA, Hilibrand AS,  Boden SD)
    • Awarded Outstanding Paper of ISSLS 33rd Annual meeting
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting
      • Washington, DC, February 23 – 27, 2005
      • Variation in surgical decision-making for degenerative disorders of the cervical spine. (Presented by R Hart) (Hart RA, Irwin ZN, Myers M, Hilibrand AS, Glaser J, McLain RF, Shafer W)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 32nd  Annual Meeting
      • Boston, MA, December 9 – 11, 2004.
      • Agreement between operating surgeons and an expert panel with respect to surgical site fusion following single-level anterior cervical spine surgery: A prospective multicenter study. (Presented by R Skolasky) (Skolasky RL, Maggard A,  Hilibrand AS, Northrup BE, Ulrich CG, Albert TJ, Coe JD, Riley LH)
    • North American Spine Society 19th Annual Meeting
      • Chicago, IL, October 26 – 30, 2004.
      • Gene expression associated with pseudarthrosis repair by OP-1 or autograft in a nicotine-exposed rabbit model (Presented by A White) (White A, Prince D, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN)  

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 31st Annual Meeting
      • Scottsdale, AZ, December 11 – 13, 2003.
      • Development of a New Zealand White Rabbit Model of Spinal Pseudarthrosis Repair and Evaluation of the Potential Role of OP-1 to Overcome Pseudarthrosis (Presented by J Grauer) (Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Kat M, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Patel T, Hilibrand AS, Chiba K, Albert TJ)
    • North American Spine Society 18th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, October 21 – 25, 2003.
      • Two Year Followup on Patients in a Pilot Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion as a Replacement for Autograft (Presented by T Albert) (Patel T, Vaccaro A, Truumees E, Fischgrund J, Herkowitz H, Albert T, Hilibrand A, Phillips F, Wetzel T, McCullough J)

 

    • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine 30th Annual Meeting
      • Vancouver, BC, May 13-17, 2003
      • Mesenchymal Stem Cells Respond to their microenvironment in vitro to Assume Nucleus Pulposus-like Phenotype (Presented by T Albert) (Risbud M, Izzo M, Albert TJ, Adams C, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Vresilovic E, Shapiro I)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 70th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, February 5 – 9, 2003.
      • The Utility of Transcranial Motor-evoked Potential Monitoring during Cervical Spine Surgery (Presented by V Sethuraman) (Hilibrand AS, Schwartz DM, Sethuraman V, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 30th Annual Meeting
      • Miami, FL, Dec 5 – 7, 2002
      • Long-Term Organ Culture of the Intervertebral Disc (Presented by T Albert) (Albert TJ, Izzo MW, Risbud MV, Adams CS, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Vreslovic EJ, Shapiro IM)
    • North American Spine Society 17th Annual Meeting
      • Montreal, QB, Oct 29—November 1, 2002
  • Functional Assessment of Donor Site Morbidity after Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Harvest for Single-level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion by a Single Surgeon (Presented by J Silber) (Silber J, Anderson DG, Daffner S, Brislin B, Leland JM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)
  • Maintenance of Reduction in Patients Undergoing Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Isthmic Spondylolisthesis (Presented by B Kwon) (Daffner S, Auerbach J, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)
  • Variation in Surgical Decision Making among Spine Surgeons for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar Spine. (Presented by R Hart) (Hart R, Gustavel M, Spratt K, Myers M, Lapidus J, Hilibrand AS, Glaser J, McLain R, Shaffer W).
  • Transcranial Electric Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring as an Early Indicator of Emerging Thoracic Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury (Presented by A Sestokas) (Schwartz D, Li M, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Mirarchi MN, Matsumoto C, Sestokas A, Strantzas S, Albert TJ)

 

    • Scoliosis Research Society 37th Annual Meeting
      • Seattle, WA, September 19—21, 2002
      • Transcranial Electric Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring as an Early Indicator of Emerging Thoracic Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury (Presented by A Sestokas) (Schwartz D, Li M, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Mirarchi MN, Matsumoto C, Sestokas A, Strantzas S, Albert TJ)
    • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine 29th Annual Meeting
      • Cleveland, OH, May 14—18, 2002
      • A Pilot Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft (Presented by TC Patel) (Patel TCh, Vaccaro AR, Truumees E, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Phillips F, Wetzel T, McCulloch J)

 

    • Orthopaedic Research Society 48th Annual Meeting
      • Dallas, TX, February 10 – 13, 2002
      • Intervertebral Disc Gene Expression: Comparison of Normal and Abnormal Discs in an Animal Model. (Presented by DG Anderson) (Anderson DG, Izzo M, Albert TJ, Hall D, Hilibrand A, Vaccaro AR, Tuan R)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 29th Annual Meeting
      • Monterey, CA, November 29—December 1, 2001
  • Intervertebral Disc Gene Expression:  Comparison of Normal and Degenerating Discs in an Animal Model (Presented by DG Anderson) (Anderson DG, Izzo M, Hall D, Tuan R, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)
  • Variation in Surgical Decision-Making among Spine Surgeons for Degenerative Conditions of the Cervical Spine (Presented by RA Hart) (Hart RA, Gustavel M, Spratt K, Meyers M, Hilibrand AS, Glaser J, MacLain R, Schaffer W)
  • Neurophysiologic Identification of Impending Neurologic Injury from Positioning for Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery (Presented by DM Schwartz) (DM Schwartz, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR)
  • The Utility of Transcranial Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring as an Indicator of Impending Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (Presented by V Sethurman) (Sethurman V, Hilibrand AS, Schwartz DM, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)

 

    • North American Spine Society 16th Annual Meeting
      • Seattle, WA, October 31—November 3, 2001
  • Two-Year Follow-up of a Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 as an Adjunct to Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion (Presented by TC Patel) (Patel TC, Vaccaro AR, Truumees E, Fischgrund JS, Hilibrand AS, Herkowitz HN)
  • Pedicle Screws with High Electrical Resistance:  A Potential Source of Error with Stimulus-Evoked EMG (Presented by DG Anderson) (Anderson DG, Wierzbowski LR, Schwartz DM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ)
  • A Pilot Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft (Presented by TC Patel) (Patel TC, McCullough JM, Vaccaro AR, Truumees E, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Phillips FM, Wetzel T
    • International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine 28th Annual Meeting
      • Edinburgh, Scotland, June 19-23, 2001
  • Gene Expression in Human Discectomy Specimens (Presented by M Izzo) (Izzo M, Anderson DG, Hall DJ, Tuan R, Arnold W, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ)
  • Gene Expression in the Intervertebral Disc: Comparison of Normal and Degenerated Discs in an Animal Model. (Presented by DG Anderson) (Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Izzo M, Hall D, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Tuan R)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 28th Annual Meeting
      • Charleston, SC, November 30—December 2, 2000
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks Complicating Anterior Cervical Surgery (Presented by GD Carlson) (Carlson GD, Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Emery SE, Bohlman HH)
  • MRI Analysis of Soft Tissue Disruption following Flexion-Distraction Injuries of the Subaxial Cervical Spine (Presented by L Madigan) (Madigan L, Vaccaro AR, Schweitzer ME, Flanders AE, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ)
    • North American Spine Society 15th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, October 25—28, 2000
      • A Safety and Efficacy Study of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as an Adjunct to Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion (Presented by TCh Patel, MD) (Patel TCh, Vaccaro AR, Truumees E, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Hilibrand AS)

 

    • North American Spine Society 14th Annual Meeting
      • Chicago, IL, October 20-23, 1999
      • Plain Radiographic Assessment of Anterior Cervical Fusion
      • (Presented by Riew KD) (Riew, KD, Hilibrand AS, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 66th Annual Meeting
      • Anaheim, CA, February 4 – 8, 1999
      • The Impact of Adjacent Level Disc Degeneration on Health Status Outcomes Following Lumbar Fusion (Presented by GA Mencio, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Throckmorton T, Mencio GA, Spengler DM)

 

    • North American Spine Society 13th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, October 28 – 31, 1998
      • MRI Versus CT-Myelography:  Surgical Decision-Making for Lumbar Stenosis  (Presented by KD Riew, MD) (Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Bridwell KH, Molinari RW, Booth KC, Lenke LG)
    • Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, March 1998
      • Immunoreactivity to Monocyte Macrophage Specific Antigens in Cultured Murine Nucleus Pulposus Cells. (Presented by N. Rand, MD) (Rand N, Juliao SF, Hilibrand AS, Floman Y,  Spengler DM)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 25th Annual Meeting
      • Ranch Mirage, CA, December 4 – 6, 1997
      • Cultured Nucleus Pulposus Cells are Capable of Performing Phagocytosis  (Presented by N Rand, MD) (Rand N, Juliao SF, Dawson JM, Hilibrand AS, Floman Y, Spengler DM)
    • North American Spine Society 12th Annual Meeting
      • New York, NY, October 23 - 25, 1997
  • Improved Arthrodesis and Outcomes After Cervical Decompression with Strut Grafting  (Presented by M Fye, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Fye M, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH) (Solicited for NASS Specialty Issue of Spine)
  • Rheumatoid Basilar Invagination – Are X-Ray Criteria Reliable? (Presented by D Riew, MD) (Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Palumbo MA, Emery SE, Bohlman HH)
  • Specific Antigen Expression in Cultured Murine Nucleus Pulposus Cells. (Presented by N Rand, MD) (Rand N, Juliao SF, Dawson JM, Hilibrand AS, Floman Y, Spengler DM)
  • Expression of Monocyte-Macrophage Specific Antigens by Intervertebral Disc Cells (Presented by N Rand, MD) (Rand N, Juliao SF, Mencio GA, Green NE, Hilibrand AS, Floman Y, Spengler DM)

 

    • Scoliosis Research Society 32nd Annual Meeting
      • St. Louis, MO, September 25 - 27, 1997
  • Functional Recovery Following Decompression of Osteopenic Thoraco-lumbar Fractures  (Presented by JU Yoo, MD) (Yoo JU, Hilibrand AS, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH)
  • Monocyte Macrophage Specific Antigens Expression in Cultured Murine Nucleus Pulposus Cells (presented by N Rand, MD) (Rand N, Juliao SF, Hilibrand AS, Floman Y, Spengler DM)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 64th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, February 13 – 17, 1997
  • Diagnosing Basilar Invagination in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient – Are Plain Radiographic Criteria Reliable?  (Presented by KD Riew, MD) (Riew KD, Palumbo MA, Hilibrand AS, Bohlman HH)
  • Stenosis of the Thoracic Spinal Canal (Presented by MA Palumbo, MD) (Palumbo MA, Hilibrand AS, Davis JA, Bohlman HH)
  • The Outcome of Anterior Cervical Fusions Adjacent to Prior Fusions (Presented by JU Yoo, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Yoo JU, Carlson GD, Bohlman HH)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 24th Annual Meeting
      • Palm Beach, CA, December 5 – 7, 1996
      • Complications of Anterior Cervical Corpectomy in Post-Laminectomy Patients  (Presented by KD Riew, MD) (Riew KD, Palumbo MA, Hilibrand AS, Carlson GD, Bohlman HH)
    • Mid – America Orthopaedic Association 14th Annual Meeting
      • San Antonio, TX, April 1996
      • Restoration of pedicle screw fixation with a pediculolaminar construct (Presented by G Graziano, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Moore DC, Graziano GP)

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 62nd Annual Meeting
      • Orlando, FL, February 16 – 21, 1995
      • The Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Presented by D Tannenbaum, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Tannenbaum DA, Graziano GP, Loder RA, Hensinger RN)
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Association 9th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, September 23 – 25, 1993
      • A Comparison of Femoral Lengthening and Femoral Shortening for the Treatment of Limb Length Inequality (presented by J Goulet, MD) (Hilibrand AS, Goulet JA, Greenfield ML, and Herzenberg JE)

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 18th Annual Meeting
      • San Antonio, TX, November 28 – December 1, 1990
      • The Role of Alar Ligaments in the Three – Dimensional Stability of the Upper Cervical Spine (presented by J Crisco, PhD) (Panjabi MM, Dvorak J, Crisco JJ, Hilibrand AS, Wang P, and Grob D)

 

 

 

  • Visiting Professor / CME Course Faculty / Invited Leturer
  • (Exclusive of industry-sponsored events)

 

    • 8th Annual Less-Invasive Techniques in Spinal Surgery CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), March 4 – 5, 2011
    • 7th Annual Evidence and Technology Spine Summit CME Course Director
      • Park City, UT, February 3 – 5, 2011
      • “When Is Surgery Indicated for Cervical Myelopathy?”
      • “Implications of the 2010 Election for the Spine Practitioner”

 

    • AOSpine Courses Davos CME Course Faculty
      • Davos, Switzerland, December 12 – 17, 2010
      • “Adjacent Segment Disease:  TDR or ACF?”
      • “Debate Re: C5-6 Disc Herniation:  The Argument for ACDF”
      • “Cervical Disc Herniation:  Conservative Management, Anterior vs Posterior, Anterior Plating, Adjacent Segment Disease, and Multilevel Degeneration”
    • Visiting Professor, San Diego Navy Medical Center
      • San Diego, CA, December 3, 2010
      • “Cervical Myelopathy:  It Feels Right…Why Can’t We Prove that Surgery Works?”

 

    • Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Spine Lectureship
      • Ann Arbor, MI, November 14-15, 2010
      • "Answers and More Questions about ASD of the Cervical Spine"
      • " SPORT and Comparative Effectiveness:  Supporting Our Actions with Data"
    • Keynote Speaker, 6th Annual Augustus White Spine Symposium
      • Boston, MA, October 20, 2010
      • “Cervical Myelopathy:  It Feels Right…Why Can’t We Prove that Surgery Works?”

 

    • Visiting Professor, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
      • Boston, MA, October 20, 2010
      • “SPORT at Five Years:  How Much More Have We Learned?”
    • Visiting Professor, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
      • Charlotte, NC, October 14, 2010
      • “SPORT at Five Years:  How Much More Have We Learned?”

 

    • 7th Annual Latest Techniques in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), April 15-17, 2010
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy and Microdiscectomy”
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, March 9 – 13, 2010
      • Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
  • Advanced Techniques in Cervical Surgery: “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
  • Avoiding and Managing Complications in Cervical Surgery:  Adjacent Level Disease
      • Symposium: Controversies in Spine Surgery
      • “Adjacent Segment Disease is Natural History/Not Proven to be Altered by Motion Preservation”

 

    • 6th Annual Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Director
      • Steamboat Springs, CO, January 14 – 17, 2010
      • “Barriers to the Adoption of New Technologies in 2010”
    • North American Spine Society 24th  Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, November 10 – 14, 2009
      • Precourse CME Course Faculty
      • Complications of BMP in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

 

    • Visiting Professor and Edgar Dawson Lecturer
      • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
      • Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2009
      • “Cervical Spine Surgery in America Today”
      • “The SPORT Study:  What We Learned about the Lumbar Spine and Surgical RCTs”
    • 103rd Annual Interurban Orthopaedic Society CME Meeting
      • Minneapolis, MN, October 1 – 3, 2009
      • “Answers and Questions about Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical Spine”

 

    • 16th Annual International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques
      • Vienna, Austria, July 15 – 18, 2009
      • “Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion / Instrumentation Options”
      • “Lumbar Degenerative Disease Roundtable”
      • “Solutions for Adjacent Segmant Disease of the Cervical Spine”
    • 122nd Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Association Program Chairman
      • Bonita Springs, FL, June 10 – 13, 2009

 

    • 6th Annual Latest Techniques in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), March 19 – 20, 2009
    • John A. McCulloch Lecturer;  Denver Spine Institute CME Meeting
      • Denver and Breckenridge, CO, March 5 – 7, 2009
      • “The SPORT Study:  What We Learned about the Lumbar Spine and Surgical RCTs”
      • “Answers and more Questions about Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical Spine”
      • “The 2008 Election:  Implications for Spine Surgeons:

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-76th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, February 24 – 28, 2009
      • Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
  • Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine: “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
  • Avoiding and Managing Complications in Cervical Surgery:  Adjacent Level Disease
      • Symposium: Novel Techniques in Spine Surgery
      • “The Argument for ACDF for Soft Disc Herniation”
    • 5th Annual Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Director
      • Steamboat Springs, CO, February 4 – 7, 2009
      • “The 2008 Election:  Implications for Spine Surgeons:

 

    • Invited Guest Speaker, AOSpine Courses Davos (CME Faculty)
      • Davos, Switzerland, December 14 – 19, 2008
      • “Odontoid Fractures:  Classification and Pathoanatomy”
      • “The Adjacent Segment Controversy”
      • “Spinal Cord Injury:  Emergent Non-Pharmacologic Management”
      • “Outcomes:  The Evidence for ACDF”
      • “Adjacent Segment Degeneration of the Cervical Spine”
    • Invited Guest Speaker, 2nd Annual Asian-Pacific Cervical Spine Society
      • Seoul, Korea, November 6 – 7, 2008
      • “Answers and more Questions about Adjacent Segment Disease”

 

    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University
      • New Haven, CT, October 30 – 31, 2008
      • “Orthopaedic Advocacy in America Today”
    • Visiting Professor, Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • St. Louis, MO, September 23 – 24, 2008
      • “The SPORT Study:  What We Learned about the Lumbar Spine and Surgical RCTs”

 

    • 15th  Advanced Techniques: Cervical Decompression/Stabilization CME Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), August 1 – 2, 2008
      • “Anterior Cervical Approaches to C2-C4 and C7-T3”
    • 15th Annual International Meeting for Advanced Spinal Techniques
      • Hong Kong, July 8 – 11, 2008
      • “Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion / Instrumentation Options”:
      • “Lumbar Degenerative Disease Roundtable”
      • “Solutions for Adjacent Segmant Disease of the Cervical Spine”

 

    • 19th Spine Study Group Symposium CME Course Chairman
      • Manalapan, FL, May 1 – 4, 2008
      • “American Medical Care in 2012”
      • “Best Practices:  Lumbar Microdiscectomy”
    • 5th Annual Latest Techniques in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), March 27 – 28, 2008
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-75th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, March 5 – 9, 2008
      • Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
  • Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine: “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
  • Avoiding and Managing Complications in Cervical Surgery:  Adjacent Level Disease
      • Symposium Moderator:
      • Orthopaedic Advocacy:  The 2008 Election, the AAOS, and You
    • 4th Annual Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Director
      • Jackson, WY, February 7 – 9, 2008
      • “Barriers to Adoption of New Technologies in Spine Care: Surgeon’s Perspective”
      • “Cervical Radiculopathy/Myelopathy:  ACDF”

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 35th Annual Meeting – Invited Lecture
      • San Francisco, CA, November 29 – December 1, 2007
      • Debate: Single-Level Soft Cervical Disc Disease – The Argument for ACDF
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 12th Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
      • San Francisco, CA, November 28, 2007
      • “Surgical Approaches for Revision Anterior Surgery:  Tips and Pearls”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • “Spine Surgery: Evolving Applications and Techniques”
      • Rosemont, IL, November 8 – 10, 2007
      • “Anterior Subaxial Decompression:  Tips and Pearls” 
    • North American Spine Society 22nd Annual Meeting
      • Austin, TX, October 23 – 27, 2007
      • Precourse CME Course Co-Chairman
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Lumbar Spine: “Microsurgical Anatomy”
      • Precourse CME Course Faculty
      • Bone Graft Extenders and Substitutes for Spinal Fusion”
      • Symposium:  Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis”

 

    • American / British / Canadian Travelling Fellow
    • American Orthopaedic Association
      • United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand
      • April 15, 2007 – May 17, 2007
    • “Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical Spine”
      • Southampton, UK, April 16, 2007
    • “The SPORT Study:  Design Rationale and Early Results”
      • Bristol, UK, April 17, 2007
    • “The SPORT Study:  Design Rationale and Early Results”
      • Edinburgh, UK, April 20, 2007
    • “Practice Patterns and Decision-Making for Cervical Spine Surgery in America”
      • Sheffield, UK, April 23, 2007
    • “The Wild, Wild Web and Orthopaedic Practice”
      • Warwick, UK, April 27, 2007
    • “The SPORT Study:  Design Rationale and Early Results”
      • London, UK, May 1, 2007
    • “Fusion versus Arthroplasty in the USA:  Current Status of the Debate”
      • London, UK, May 2, 2007
    • “Orthopaedic Advocacy in America Today”
    • “The ‘Wild, Wild Web’ and Orthopaedic Practice”
      • Sydney, Australia, May 7, 2007
    • “Fusion versus Arthroplasty in the USA:  Current Status of the Debate”
      • Brisbane, Australia, May 8, 2007
    • “The SPORT Study:  Design Rationale and Early Results”
      • Melbourne, Australia, May 10, 2007
    • “Practice Patterns and Decision-Making for Cervical Spine Surgery in America”
      • Auckland, New Zealand, May 17, 2007

 

    • Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh (Department of Neurosurgery)
      • Pittsburgh, PA, March 14, 2007
      • “Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical Spine”
    • 3rd Annual Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Chairman
      • Telluride, CO, February 8 – 10, 2007
      • “Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Surgery”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-74th Annual Meeting
      • San Diego, CA, February 14 – 18, 2007
      • Instructional Course (CME) Chairman: Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine
      • “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 11th  Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
      • Palm Beach, FL, November 29, 2006
      • “Remote ACF with Kyphosis and  Adjacent Segment Disease” (Debate)

 

    • Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
      • Chicago, IL, November 17, 2006
      • “Orthopaedic Advocacy in America Today”
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • “Spine Surgery: Evolving Applications and Techniques”
      • Rosemont, IL, November 16 – 18, 2006
      • “Posterior Foraminotomy:  Anatomy, Open and Retractor Techniques”       

 

    • Visiting Professor, University of Cinncinnati
      • Cinncinnati, OH, November 7-8, 2006
      • “Practice Patterns and Decision-Making for Cervical Spine Surgery in America”
    • North American Spine Society 21st Annual Meeting
      • Seattle, WA, September 27 – October 1, 2006
      • Precourse CME Course Co-Chairman
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Lumbar Spine: “Microsurgical Anatomy”

 

    • 13th Advanced Techniques: Cervical Decompression/Stabilization CME Course CoChair
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), September 8-9, 2006
      • “Odontoid Screw Fixation: Step-by-Step Technique”
    • American Orthopaedic Association 119th Annual Meeting Symposium Moderator
      • San Antonio, TX, June 21 – 25, 2006
      • Symposium:  “Quarterbacking Musculoskeletal Care”

 

    • 17th Annual Spine Study Group Meeting CME Course Faculty
      • Manalapan, FL, May 17 – 21, 2006
      • Design Rationale:  Prodisc C
    • Visiting Professor, 2nd Annual Temple University Spine Symposium
      • Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2006
      • “Corpectomy for Cervical Spine Decompression”

 

    • Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course CME Course Faculty
      • Baltimore, MD, May 5, 2006
      • “Cervical Spine Disease”
    • 12th Advanced Techniques: Cervical Decompression/Stabilization CME Course Co-Director
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), April 7 – 8, 2006
      • “Odontoid Screw Fixation: Step-by-Step Technique and Complications”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-73rd Annual Meeting
      • Chicago, IL, March 22 – 26, 2006
      • Symposium:  “The Future of Cervical Spine Surgery”
      • “Adjacent Segment Disease:  Prevalence, Identification, and Treatment”
      • Instructional Course (CME) Chairman: Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine
      • “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
    • 3rd Annual Latest Techniques in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), February 10 – 11, 2006
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”
    • 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Faculty
      • Telluride, CO, January 26 – 30, 2006
      • “Osteobiologics/Bone Graft Extenders:  GDF-5”
      • “The Problem with Fusion:  Adjacent Segment Disease”
    • 18th Annual Disorders of the Spine CME Course Faculty
      • Whistler, BC, January 15 – 20, 2006
      • “Outcomes of Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation”

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 10th  Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
      • San Diego, CA, December 3 – 4, 2005
      • “Dysphagia and Dysphonia:  Anantomy, Pathophysiology, Treatment”
    • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas / Wichita
      • Wichita, KS, November 17-18, 2005
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • “Spine Surgery: Evolving Applications and Techniques”
      • Chicago, IL, November 10 – 12, 2005
      • “Cervical Spine Trauma:  Subaxial Facet Injuries”
    • Delaware Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting Invited Lecturer
      • Dover, DE, November 4, 2005
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • North American Spine Society 20th Annual Meeting
      • Philadelphia, PA, September 26 - 30, 2005
      • Precourse CME Course Chairman
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Lumbar Spine: “Microsurgical Anatomy”
      • Symposium Moderator:  “Operative Debates in Spine Surgery”
    • 11th Advanced Techniques: Cervical Decompression / Stabilization CME Course Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), August 4 – 7, 2005
      • “Odontoid Screw Fixation: Step-by-Step Technique and Complications”

 

    • Spinal Technology Education Group CME Course Faculty
      • Los Cabos, Mexico, July 23 - 26, 2005
      • “Is Adjacent Segment Degeneration a Disease?”
    • Visiting Professor, University of Rochester “Spine Study Group”
      • Rochester, NY, July 7 – 8, 2005
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”
      • “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis:  Diagnosis and Treatment”

 

    • Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course CME Course Faculty
      • Baltimore, MD, June 28, 2005
      • “Cervical Spine Disease”
    • Maine Orthopaedic Review Course CME Course Faculty
      • Waterville, ME, June 22, 2005
      • “Cervical Spine Trauma”
      • “Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine”

 

    • American Society for Neurophysiologic Monitoring 16th Annual Meeting Invited Lecture
      • Philadelphia, PA, May 13 – 15, 2005
      • “Cervical Spine Surgery:  Overview and Update
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Miami
      • Miami, FL, April 13 – 14, 2005
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • North American Spine Society “Spring Break” CME Course Faculty
      • Bal Harbour, FL, April 6 – 9, 2005
      • “The Promise of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty”
      • “Adjacent Level Degeneration:  Is this a Reason for Arthroplasty?”
    • Emerging Technologies Spine Education Summit CME Course Faculty
      • Telluride, CO, March 3 – 5, 2005
      • “Corpectomy versus Multilevel Discectomy for Cervical Spondylosis”
      • “Collaborative Tools:  Spine on the Internet”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-72nd Annual Meeting
      • Washington, DC, February 23 – 27, 2005
      • Instructional Course (CME) Chairman: Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine
      • “Anterior Cervical Spine Microsurgery”
    • 2nd Annual Latest Techniques in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), February 11 – 13, 2005
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”

 

    • 17th Annual Disorders of the Spine CME Course Faculty
      • Whistler, BC, January 17 – 22, 2005
      • “Modern Treatment of Cervical Spine Trauma (3 Debates)
    • Cervical Spine Research Society 9th  Instructional Course (CME) Faculty
      • Boston, MA, December 11 – 12, 2004
      • “Plain X-Ray and Dynamic X-Ray Confirmation of Fusion”

 

    • Cervical Spine Research Society 32nd Annual Meeting – Invited Lecture
      • Boston, MA, December 9 – 11, 2004
      • Debate: “ACDF for Single Level Cervical Disc Disease”
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • “Spine Surgery:  Advanced Applications and Techniques”
      • Chicago, IL, November 19 - 21, 2004
      • “Treatment of Fractures and Dislocation of the Lower Cervical Spine”

 

    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University
      • Boston, MA, November 14 – 15, 2004
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”
    • North American Spine Society 19th Annual Meeting Symposium
      • Chicago, IL, October 26 – 30, 2004
      • Precourse (CME Course) Faculty: “The Wild, Wild Web and Your Practice:  Patient Education Using the Internet”
      • Precourse (CME Course) Faculty:  “The Critical Evaluation of Emerging Technologies for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Disorders:  Adjecent Level Disease in the Cervical Spine”

 

    • Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery CME Course Faculty
      • Los Cabos, Mexico, August 4 – 7, 2004
      • “What are We Fixing?  Is Adjacent Segment Degeneration a Disease?”
    • Maine Orthopaedic Review Course CME Course Faculty
      • Waterville, ME, June 21 – 30, 2004.
      • “Cervical Spine Trauma”
      • “Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine”

 

    • American Orthopaedic Association 117th Annual Meeting Invited Lecture
      • Boston, MA, June 23 – 27, 2004
      • Symposium:  “Innovative Financial Paradigms for Orthopaedic Surgery Practices”
      • “An Alternative Pathway for Survival and Growth:  Cooperative Independence”
    • 16th Annual International Bethesda Spine Workshop CME Course Faculty
      • Bethesda, MD, June 3 – 5, 2004
      • Instructor for Cervical Spine Workshops

 

    • Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course CME Course Faculty
      • Baltimore, MD, May 24, 2004
      • “Cervical Spine Disease”
    • 15th Annual Spine Study Group Meeting CME Course Faculty
      • Palm Beach, FL, May 19 – 23, 2004
      • “Lumbar Microdiscectomy – Is It Worth the Trouble?”
      • “Cervical Radiculopathy Debate:  Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-71st Annual Meeting Invited Lecture
      • San Francisco, CA, March 10 – 14, 2004
      • Symposium:  Modern Techniques in the Surgical Management of the Cervical Spine
      • “Anterior Fixation of Odontoid Fractures”
      • Instructional Course (CME) Faculty: Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine
      • “Complications of Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine”
    • Novel Techniques in the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Disorders CME Course Chairman
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), February 6 – 8, 2004
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”

 

    • 16th Annual Disorders of the Spine CME Course Faculty
      • Whistler, BC, January 19—24, 2004
      • “Timing of Reduction of Lower Cervical Spine Dislocations”
      • “Decision-Making for Thoracolumbar Fractures”
      • “New Technologies / Information and the Internet”
    • Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Invited Lecture
      • Troy / Royal Oak, MI, January 12, 2004
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • 9th Advanced Techniques: Cervical Decompression / Stabilization CME Course Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), January 9 – 11, 2004
      • “Odontoid Fractures: Halo, Odontoid Screw, and C1-2 Fusion”
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • Practical Strategies in Spinal Surgery
      • Chicago, IL, November 14 – 16, 2003.
      • “Anterior Approaches for the Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy”
      • “Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete and Return to Play Criteria”

 

    • North American Spine Society 18th Annual Meeting Symposium Invited Lecture
      • San Diego, CA, October 20 – 24, 2003.
      • Symposium:  Controversies in the Management of Lumbar Spine Disorders
      • “Microdiscectomy for Herniated Nucleus Pulposus”
      • Precourse (CME) Faculty: Total Disc Replacement
      • “The Rationale for Motion Preservation:  Adjacent Segment Disease of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine”
      • Precourse (CME) Faculty:  Advanced Techniques in Cervical Fixation
      • “Anterior Odontoid Fixation”
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University
      • New Haven, CT, October 2 – 3, 2003
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • 8th Annual Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilization CME Course Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), July 25-27, 2003
      • “Pseudarthrosis Repair”
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Portsmouth Naval Hospital
      • Portsmouth, VA, June 26-27, 2003
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Review CME Course Faculty
      • Baltimore, MD, June 23-26, 2003
      • “Cervical Spine Disease”
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University
      • Nashville, TN, May 22-23, 2003
      • “The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery”

 

    • 14th Annual Spine Study Group Meeting CME Course Faculty
      • Palm Beach, FL, May 1-4, 2003
      • “Central Cord Injuries: Timing and Type of Intervention”
      • “Cervical Myelopathy Debate:  The Anterior Approach”
    • Spine Surgery:  A Focused Approach CME Course Faculty
      • Snowbird, UT, March 14-15, 2003
      • “Complication of Anterior Cervical Surgery”
      • “BMP’s and Gene Therapy”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-70th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA, February 5 – 9, 2003
      • Instructional Course (CME) Faculty: Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine
      • “Complications of Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine”
    • 15th Annual Disorders of the Spine CME Course Faculty
      • Whistler, BC, January 19—24, 2003
      • Moderator, Symposium on Information Technology
      • Lecture:  Voice-Activated Dictation Technologies

 

    • Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilization CME Course Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), January 10-12, 2003
      • Indications and Techniques of Odontoid Fixation
      • Pseudarthrosis Repair
    • North American Spine Society 17th Annual Meeting Invited Lecture
      • Montreal, QB, October 30, 2002
      • Symposium:  Controversies in Cervical Spine Surgery
      • “The Anterior Approach for Cervical Radiculopathy”

 

    • Unique Challenges in Spine Surgery: A Focused Approach CME Course Faculty
      • Palm Beach, FL, October 11-12, 2002
      • “Surgical Treatment for Tumors of the Cervical Spine”
    • Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilization CME Course Faculty
      • St. Louis, MO (Practical Anatomy Workshop), July 12—14, 2002
      • Indications and Techniques of Odontoid Fixation

 

    • Emerging Technologies in Spinal Surgery CME Course Faculty
      • Lake George, NY, June 20—23, 2002
      • “Gene Therapy of the Intervertebral Disc”
    • 13th Annual Spine Study Group Meeting CME Course Faculty
      • Palm Beach, FL, April 18 – 21, 2002
      • “Management of Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery”
      • “The Use of Autologous Growth Factors and Bone Graft Extenders in Spinal Surgery”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spinal Surgery
      • St. Louis, MO, April 12 – 14, 2002
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital
      • Boston, MA, March 4—5, 2002
      • “Evaluation and Management of the Failed Neck”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-69th Annual Meeting
      • Dallas, TX, February 16, 2002 (Specialty Day).
      • Federation of Spine Associations (ASIA Section)  Invited Lecture
      • “The Surgical Treatment of Spinal Trauma in the Setting of DISH”
    • 14th Annual Disorders of the Spine CME Course Faculty
      • Whistler, BC, January 19—25, 2002
      • “The Role of Graft Extenders in Spinal Fusion”

 

    • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall Scientific Meeting Invited Lecture
      • Pittsburgh, PA, November 8 – 10, 2001
      • “Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery”
    • Avoiding Complications in Spinal Surgery CME Course Faculty
      • Lake George, NY, June 29—July 1, 2001
      • “Complications of Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery”

 

    • Visiting Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
      • New York, NY, June 27th, 2001
      • “Indications, Techniques, and Complications of Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery”
    • American Spinal Injury Association 26th Annual Meeting Instructional Course Faculty
      • Long Beach, CA, May 18—20, 2001.
      • “Surgical Management of the Osteoporotic Spine”

 

    • Interpore Cross 18th Annual International Symposium CME Course Faculty
      • Flims, Switzerland, March 28—April 1, 2001.
      • “Autologous Growth Factors in Spinal Surgery”
      • “C-TEK Plate:  Design Rationale and Case Studies”
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-68th Annual Meeting
      • San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2001(Specialty Day).
      • Federation of Spine Association (CSRS Section) Invited Lecture
      • “Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries:  Strategies for Avoidance and Revision Surgery”.

 

    • Current Controversies and Challenges in Spine Surgery CME Course Faculty
      • Naples, FL, December 7-8, 2000
      • “Avoiding Complications with Anterior Cervical Surgery”                   
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CME Course Faculty
      • Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spinal Surgery
      • St. Louis, MO, July 21-23, 2000
      • “Microsurgical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-67th Annual Meeting
      • Orlando, FL, March 18th, 2000 (Specialty Day).
      • Federation of Spine Association  (CSRS Section) Invited Lecture
      • “Early Treatment of Central Cord Injuries”.
    • AO Spine Course for Nursing Staff CME Course Faculty
      • Philadelphia, PA, February 11-12, 2000.
      • “Spinal Deformity”

 

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-65th Annual Meeting
      • New Orleans, LA,  March 22, 1998.
      • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Assoication (Specialty Day) Invited lecture
      • “The Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Tumors.”
    • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Society 8th Annual Meeting Invited Lecture
      • Nashville, TN, May 2 – 3, 1997
      • Current Concepts in the Management of Cervical Spondylosis

 

    • Visiting Professor, Erlanger Medical Center Department of Medicine
      • Chattanooga, TN, March 20, 1997
      • “Primary Care of Back and Neck Pain”
  • Regional Presentations

 

    • An Update on the Advocacy Initiatives of the AAOS.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, September 18, 2008, Philadelphia, PA
    • The Future of American Healthcare and the 2007 ABC Travelling Fellowship
      • Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, September 20, 2007.

 

    • AAOS Advocacy in 2006:  A Report from the Leadership Fellows Program.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, December 8, 2005, Philadelphia, PA
    • Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine.  Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, April 27, 2005, Philadelphia, PA

 

    • The Wild, Wild, Web and Your Practice.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,  Jefferson Medical College, November 4, 2004, Philadelphia, PA
    • Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine.  Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, April 28, 2004, Philadelphia, PA

 

    • The Consequences of Spinal Fusion and the Future of Spine Surgery.  Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,  Jefferson Medical College, May 22, 2003, Philadelphia, PA
    • Evaluation and Management of Degenerative Lumbar Stenosis.  Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, Riddle Memorial Hospital, May 9, 2003, Media, PA.

 

    • Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine.  Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, May 5, 2003, Philadelphia, PA
      • Jefferson Medical College Continuing Medical Education CME Course Chairman 
      • Philadelphia, PA, November 14, 2002
      • Contemporary Management of Neck and Low Back Disorders

 

    • Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine.  Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, May 13, 2002, Philadelphia, PA
    • Surgery for Cervical and Lumbar Disorders:  What Case Managers Should Know.  International Association of Rehabilitation Practitioners (NJ and PA) Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 10, 2002.

 

    • Surgical Options for Low Back Pathology.  Magee/Moss Rehabilitation Center, November 9, 2000, Voorhees, NJ.
    • Central Cord Syndrome:  Rationale for Early Intervention.  Department of Orthopaedic Sugery, Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, May 4, 2000, Philadelphia, PA.

 

    • The Cost Effective Management of Low Back Pain.  Department of Family Medicine, Grand Rounds, Chestnut Hill Hospital, April 11, 2000, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Surgical Treatment and Outcomes for Painful Cervical Disc Degeneration, Radiculopathy, and Myelopathy.  Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Pain Society, April 7, 2000, Philadelphia PA.

 

    • The Failed Neck:  Identification and Management.  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, February 17, 2000, Philadelphia, PA
    • Primary Care of Neck and Arm Pain, Department of Family Medicine, Grand Rounds, West Jersey Hospital System, January 19, 2000, Voorhees, NJ.

 

    • Surgical Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine.  Jefferson Spine Imaging Symposium, March 27-28, 1999, Philadelphia, PA.
    • The Approach to Spinal Complaints.  Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician.  Thomas Jefferson University, January 16, 1999, Philadelphia, PA

 

    • Surgical Decision-Making for Lumbar Stenosis.  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, January 14, 1999, Philadelphia, PA
    • The Cost-Effective Management of Low Back Pain in the Managed Care Setting.  Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, November 19, 1998, Philadelphia, PA

 

    • Complications of Surgical Procedures and Instrumentation -- Thoracic Spine. Symposium on Electrophysiological Monitoring, November 13, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
      • Vanderbilt University Continuing Medical Education Division CME Course Director 
      • Nashville, TN, December 12, 1997
      • Primary Care of Back and Neck Pain in the Managed Care Setting

 

    • Cervical Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, and Myelopathy. Department of Rheumatology Lecture Series, Vanderbilt University, March 27, 1997, Nashville, TN.
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.  Department of Rheumatology Lecture Series, Vanderbilt University, February 27, 1997, Nashville, TN.

 

    • Primary Care of Back and Neck Pain.  Grand Rounds, Bedford County Hospital, February 6, 1997, Shelbyville, TN.
    • Cervical Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, and Myelopathy.  Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University, October 8, 1996, Nashville, TN.

 

    • Cervical Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, and Myelopathy.  Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University, October 4, 1996, Nashville, TN.
    • Approach to the Rheumatoid Spine.  Department of Rheumatology Lecture Series, Vanderbilt University, September 19, 1996, Nashville, TN.

 

    • Primary Care of Back and Neck Pain.  Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University, September 19, 1997, Nashville, TN.
    • Indications for Lumbar Spinal Imaging.  Multidisciplinary Spine Conference, Metrohealth Medical Center, December 15, 1995, Cleveland, OH.

 

    • Cervical Spine Trauma.  Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Metrohealth Medical Center, November 21, 1995, Cleveland, OH.
    • Outcomes in Leg Length Equalization:  Femoral Lengthening Versus Femoral Shortening.  Senior Resident Thesis Presentation, June 23, 1995, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

    • The Role of Melatonin in the Pathogenesis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Fischer Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialty Day, May 15, 1995, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Cervical Spine Trauma. University of Michigan Section of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, January 26, 1995, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

    • The Effects of a Supralaminar Hook on Pedicle Screw Pullout Strength.  Presented to North American Travelling Fellows, October 13, 1994, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Imaging of the Lumbar Spine.  University of Michigan Section of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, August 26, 1994, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

    • The Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Fisher Orthopaedic Specialty Day, June 20, 1994, Ann Arbor
    • Acute Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis—Increased Risk for Progression and Neurologic Compromise.  1994 Annual Meeting of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Mackinac Island, MI, June 17 – 19, 1994.

 

    • Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis.  University of Michigan Section of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, March 17, 1994, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Acute Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis—Increased Risk for Progression and Neurologic Compromise.  Homer H. Stryker Orthopaedic Spine Specialty Day, August 12, 1993, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

    • A Comparison of Femoral Lengthening and Femoral Shortening for the Treatment of Limb Length Inequality.  Fischer Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialty Day, June 4, 1993, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Current Evaluation and Treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  University of Michigan Section of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, July 22, 1993, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

    • A Comparison of Femoral Lengthening and Femoral Shortening for the Treatment of Limb Length Inequality.  1993 Annual Meeting of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, June 17-18, 1993, Acme MI.
    • The Effects of Hydration Fluid Composition During Prolonged Exercise.  Yale Orthopaedics Association Research Symposium, June 1, 1989, New Haven, CT

 

    • The Effects of Hydration Fluid Composition During Prolonged Exercise.  Yale University School of Medicine Student Research Day, May 15, 1989, New Haven, CT.

 

 

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