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Comron Saifi, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Clinical Spine Research, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Pennsylvania Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health System
800 Spruce St.
215-829-7155
Philadelphia, PA
Education:
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

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.

Cameron Barton, Nicholas A. Bedard, Piyush Kalakoti, Nathan R Hendrickson, Comron Saifi, Andrew J. Pugely.: What Are the Costs of Cervical Radiculopathy in the Year Prior to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion? North American Spine Society (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting September 2018.

Piyush Kalakoti, Nicholas A. Bedard, Nathan R. Hendrickson, Comron Saifi, Andrew J. Pugely.: Opioid Utilization Following Lumbar Arthrodesis: Trends and Factors Associated with Long-Term Use. North American Spine Society (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting September 2018.

Steven M. Presciutti, Philip Louie, Comron Saifi, Christopher J. DeWald, Howard S. An: Sagittal Imbalance in Degenerative Scoliosis Can Be Corrected by Addressing Only the Symptomatic Levels in Carefully Selected Patients: A Retrospective Radiographic Study. North American Spine Society (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting September 2018.

Andrew J. Pugely, Piyush Kalakoti, Nicholas A. Bedard, Nathan R Hendrickson, Comron Saifi, Ronald A. Lehman Jr., K. Daniel Riew: Opioid Utilization Following Cervical Spine Surgery: Trends and Factors Associated with Long-Term Use. North American Spine Society (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting September 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.

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Last updated: 11/04/2018
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