Overview

As a pediatric spine surgeon, I am interested in the outcome of patients who undergo surgery to correct spinal deformity. This includes studying methods of correcting deformity and relating the correction achieved to how patients feel about undergoing surgery. I also have a research interest in patients who suffer fractures and their management, whether it be with a cast or with surgery. Finally, I have a special interest in healthcare quality, delivery and the economic aspect of healthcare.

Publications

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the spine: results of surgical management from a multicenter study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Dean Chou, Mark H. Bilsky, Alessandro Luzzati, Charles G. Fisher, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Laurence D. Rhines, Mark B. Dekutoski, Michael G. Fehlings, Ravi Ghag, Peter Varga, Stefano Boriani, Niccole M. Germscheid, Jeremy J. Reynolds, the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor
DOI: 10.3171/2016.8.spine151548
03/2017

Impact of Surgical Waiting-List Times on Scoliosis SurgeryThe Surgeon's Perspective
Spine
Firoz Miyanji, Peter O. Newton, Amer F. Samdani, Suken A. Shah, Ranjit A. Varghese, Christopher W. Reilly, Kishore Mulpuri
DOI: 10.1097/brs.0000000000000205
06/2015

Civilian gunshot injuries of the spinal cord: a systematic review of the current literature.
Sidhu GS, Ghag A, Prokuski V, Vaccaro AR, Radcliff KE
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-013-2901-2
PubMed: 23479233
12/2013

Minimally Invasive Surgery for AIS: An Early Prospective Comparison with Standard Open Posterior Surgery
Journal of Spine
Firoz Miyanji Amer Samdani
DOI: 10.4172/2165-7939.s5-001
2013

Expectations of benefit and tolerance to risk of individuals with spinal cord injury regarding potential participation in clinical trials.
Kwon BK, Ghag A, Dvorak MF, Tetzlaff W, Illes J
DOI: 10.1089/neu.2012.2550
PubMed: 22924691
12/2012

Feasibility of patient recruitment into clinical trials of experimental treatments for acute spinal cord injury.
Lee RS, Noonan VK, Batke J, Ghag A, Paquette SJ, Boyd MC, Fisher CG, Street J, Dvorak MF, Kwon BK
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.02.015
PubMed: 22921530
10/2012

Opinions on the preclinical evaluation of novel therapies for spinal cord injury: a comparison between researchers and spinal cord-injured individuals.
Kwon BK, Ghag A, Reichl L, Dvorak MF, Illes J, Tetzlaff W
DOI: 10.1089/neu.2012.2479
PubMed: 22776047
09/2012

Inter-observer and intra-observer agreement in the radiographic diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the femoral head following slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Davidson D, Ghag A, Beauchamp RD, Tredwell SJ, Mulpuri K
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-010-0273-7
PubMed: 21804895
08/2010

Effect of Subscapularis Manipulation on Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit355
Journal of Investigative Medicine
A. Ghag and A. Reid and R. Mattison and A. Brooks-Hill and J. Leith
DOI: 10.1097/00042871-200701010-00362
01/2007

INTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT IN THE RADIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE FEMORAL HEAD FOLLOWING SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS.175
Journal of Investigative Medicine
R. Ghag, A. Perdios, D. Davidson, K. Mulpuri
DOI: 10.1097/00042871-200701010-00182
01/2007

Research

Complications of posterior vertebral column resection in children with severe spinal deformity: A single center experience
BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital
F Miyanji, A Ghag, A Dhawale, BL Slobogean, CW Reilly

Minimally invasive surgery for AIS: two-year results from a prospective comparison with standard open posterior surgery
BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital
A Ghag, F Miyanji, AF Samdani, M Marks, PO Newton

Influence of Neurological Status on Surgical Site Infection in Posterior Cervical Spinal Surgery
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
A Ghag, K Radcliff, M Maltenfort, C Kepler, TJ Albert, AS Hilibrand, J Rihn, A Vaccaro

Honours & Awards

2006 – Albert B and Mary Steiner Summer Research Award

2008 – UBC Department of Orthopaedics Residency Entrance Scholarship

2004 – UBC Faculty of Medicine: William, Sadie and Edwin Rowan Entrance Scholarship

Research Group Members

Valerie Walsh