Comron Saifi, MD

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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
Education:
BS (Biological Engineering)
Cornell University, College of Engineering, 2006.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2011.
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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.

Laratta JL, Shillingford JN, Lombardi JM, Saifi C, Lehman RA, Lenke LG, Riew KD.  : Tobramycin Powder Eradicates Spinal Wound Contamination: An in Vivo Rabbit Model.  North American Spine Society (NASS) 32nd Annual Meeting October 2017.

Laratta JL, Shillingford JN, Saifi C, Lombardi JM, Lehman RA, Lenke LG.  : The Rise and Fall of Bone Morphogenetic Protein. North American Spine Society (NASS) 32nd Annual Meeting October 2017.

Saifi C, Laratta JL, Shillingford JN, Cazzulino A, Lehman RA, Phillips FM, An HS. : Declining Trends in Primary and Revision Laminectomy Surgeries in the United States from 2006 to 2014. North American Spine Society (NASS) 32nd Annual Meeting October 2017.

Laratta JL, Shillingford JN, Saifi C, Lombardi JM, Lenke LG, Lehman RA.  : Outpatient Spinal Fusion: The New Frontier. North American Spine Society (NASS) 32nd Annual Meeting October 2017.

Saifi C, Cazzulino A, Laratta JL, Shillingford JN, Lehman RA, Ludwig SC, Phillips FM, An HS. : Rapid Increase in the Rates of Vertebral Fracture Repair Surgeries in the United States from 2006 to 2014. North American Spine Society (NASS) 32nd Annual Meeting. October 2017.

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Last updated: 11/05/2017
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