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
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

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. 2019.

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. December 2018.

Saifi C, Cazzulino AS, Save AV, Shillingford JN, Louie PK, Laratta JL, Pugely AJ, Arlet V. : Utilization and Economic Impact of Posterolateral Fusion and Posterior/Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgeries in the United States. Global Spine Journal August 2018.

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 July 2018.

Cazzulino A, Saifi C, An HS.: Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Is it necessary? Seminars in Spine Surgery July 2018.

Saifi, C, Fein, AW, Cazzulino, A, Lehman, RA, 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 18(6): 1022-1029, June 2018.

Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Alex Ha, Joseph M Lombardi, Hemant P Reddy, Comron Saifi, Steven C Ludwig, Ronald A Lehman, Lawrence G Lenke: Utilization of intraoperative neuromonitoring throughout the United States over a recent decade: an analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample. Journal of Spine Surgery May 2018.

Pugely AJ, Bedard NA, Kalakoti P, Hendrickson NR, Shillingford JN, Laratta JL, Saifi C, Lehman RA, Riew KD.: Opioid use following cervical spine surgery: trends and factors associated with long-term use. The Spine Journal April 2018.

Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Paul J Park, Joseph M Lombardi, Alexander Tuchman, Comron S Saifi, Ronald A Lehman, Lawrence G Lenke: Human versus Robot: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of the Accuracy of Free Hand versus Robotic Guidance for Placement of S2 Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screws. Spine April 2018.

Cameron Barton, Nicholas Bedard, Comron Saifi, Nathan Hendrickson, Andrew J. Pugely: What are the Costs of Cervical Radiculopathy in the Year Prior to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting March 2018 Notes: Poster.

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Last updated: 09/28/2018
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