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Comron Saifi, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Pennsylvania Hospital
1 Cathcart Building
800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
BS (Biological Engineering)
Cornell University, College of Engineering, 2006.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital , 2011-2016.
Pediatric & Adult Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 2016-2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity, such as Scoliosis & Kyphosis
Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors
Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) Surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical Disc Replacement
Outpatient Spine Surgery

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Outcomes Research in Spine Surgery
Athymic Rat Model for Posterolateral Spinal Fusion
Bone Tissue Engineering
Biomechanical Research in Spine Surgery

Selected Publications

Saifi C, Lombardi J, Phillips FM.: Transpsoas Lateral LIF (DLIF/XLIF) for Degenerative Spine and Adult Deformity: Surgical Technique and The Evidence. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2018.

Saifi C, Lombardi J, An HS.: Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Is it necessary? Seminars in Spine Surgery 2018.

Fischer CR, Cassilly R, Saifi C, Dyrszka M: Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine. Physical Examination and Diagnosis of Shoulder and Elbow Disorders. William N. Levine, Charles M. Jobin, and Christopher S. Ahmad (eds.). JP Medical Ltd. London, England. 2018.

Saifi C, Lombardi JM, Phillips FM.: Anterior and Lateral Interbody Fusion: Indications and Techniques in Lumbar Scoliosis. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Textbook. 2018.

Saifi C, Pugely AJ, Riew KD: Postoperative Deformity of the Cervical Spine. Rothman-Simeone The Spine, 7th edition. Elsevier Publishing. Amsterdam, Netherlands. December 2017.

Shillingford J, Laratta J, Hardy N, Saifi C, Lombardi J, Pugely AJ, Lehman RA, Riew KD.: National outcomes following single-level cervical disc arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. J Spine Surg. December 2017 Notes: PubMed PMID: 29354743.

Cameron Barton, MD; Nicholas Bedard, MD; Comron Saifi, MD; Andrew J Pugely, MD: What are the Costs of Cervical Radiculopathy in the Year Prior to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion? Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 45th Annual Meeting November 2017 Notes: Podium Presentation.

Saifi C, Fein A, Cazzulino A, Lehman R, Phillips FM, An HS, Riew KD.: Trends in resource utilization and rate of cervical disc arthroplasty and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion throughout the united states from 2006 to 2013. The Spine Journal November 2017.

Andrew J. Pugely, MD; Cameron Barton, MD; Comron Saifi, MD; Yubo Gao, PhD: Preparing for Bundled Payments in Cervical Spine Surgery: Do We Understand the Influence of Patient, Hospital, and Procedural Factors on the Cost and Length of Stay? Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 45th Annual Meeting November 2017 Notes: Podium Presentation.

Melvin C. Makhni, MD, MBA; Paul J. Park, MD; Jesus Jimenez; Comron S. Saifi, MD; Jon-Michael Caldwell, MD; Alex Ha, MD; Bianca Figueroa-Santana; Ronald A. Lehman Jr., MD; Mark Weidenbaum, MD: The Medico-Legal Landscape of Spine Surgery: How Do Surgeons Fare? Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 45th Annual Meeting November 2017 Notes: Podium Presentation.

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