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Saba Pasha, Ph.D, M.Sc

Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Orthopedic Engineering, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1815
B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Tehran, 2005.
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
Concordia University, 2008.
PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
University of Montreal, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral fellow, Pennsylvania State University, 2012-2013.
Visiting Scholar, Hershey Medical center , 2012-2013.
Postdoctoral fellow, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013-2015.
Orthopedic Surgery Observer, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2013-2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

Biomechanics, Imaging, Machine learning, Statistics

Selected Publications

Pasha S: 3D Spinal and Rib cage Predictors of Brace Effectiveness in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019.

Homans JF, Kruyt MC, Schlösser TPC, Colo D, Rogers K, Shah SA, Flynn JM, Castelein RM, Pasha S.: Changes in the Position of the Junctional Vertebrae After Posterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Implication in Risk Assessment of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Development. J Pediatr Orthop 2019.

Diebo BG, Segreto FA, Solow M, Messina JC, Paltoo K, Burekhovich SA, Bloom LR, Cautela FS, Shah NV, Passias PG, Schwab FJ, Pasha S, Lafage V, Paulino CB.: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Care in an Underserved Inner-City Population: Screening, Bracing, and Patient- and Parent-Reported Outcomes. spine deformity 2019.

Pasha S, Sankar WN, Castelein RM.: The Link Between the 3D Spino-pelvic Alignment and Vertebral Body morphology in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deformity 2019.

Pasha S, Hassanzadeh P, Ecker M, Ho V.: A hierarchical classification of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Identifying the distinguishing features in 3D spinal deformities. PlosOne 2019.

Pasha S, Smith L, Sankar WN. : Bone Remodeling and Disc Morphology in the Distal Unfused Spine after Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine deformity 2019.

DeFrancesco CJ, Pasha S, Miller DJ, Betz RR, Clements DH, Fletcher ND, Glotzbecker MG, Hwang SW, Kelly MP, Lehman RA, Lonner BS, Newton PO, Roye BD, Sponseller PD, Upasani VV, Cahill PJ; Harms Study Group.: Corrigendum to: Agreement Between Manual and Computerized Designation of Neutral Vertebra in Idiopathic Scoliosis [Spine Deformity 6/6 (2018) 644-650]. Spine Deformity 2019.

Miller DJ, Flynn JJM, Pasha S, Yaszay B, Parent S, Asghar J, Abel MF, Pahys JM, Samdani A, Hwang SW, Narayanan UG, Sponseller PD, Cahill PJ; Harms Study Group.: Improving Health-related Quality of Life for Patients With Nonambulatory Cerebral Palsy: Who Stands to Gain From Scoliosis Surgery? J Pediatr Orthop 2019.

Defrancesco C, Pasha S, Flynn, JM, Cahill P: Agreement between Manual and Computerized Designation of Neutral Vertebra in Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine deformity 6(6): 644-650, Dec 2018.

Pasha S*, Flynn J., Sankar W. : Outcomes of Selective Thoracic Fusion for Lenke 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Predictors of Success from the Sagittal Plane. European Spine Journal 27(9): 2223-2232, Sept 2018.

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