Overview

I am a pediatric spine surgeon interested in studying clinical outcomes of patients with spinal conditions, such as scoliosis (curvature of the spine), so that we can improve their treatment and quality of life.

Research

Current Projects
I am a member of an international group of surgeons collecting data on patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who are treated with or without surgery. We are also collecting information on patients with cerebral palsy who develop scoliosis. The goal of this research is to improve outcomes and health related quality of life.

Honours & Awards

Best Clinical Paper Award, International Spinal Cord Society, 45th Annual Scientific Meeting “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2006

Honourable Mention, 3rd Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Conference Award “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2005

Research Group Members

Sameer Desai, Research Assistant