Jahangir "John" Asghar, MD

Jahangir "John" Asghar, MD
Telephone: 
9545671332
Fax: 
9545377705
Specialty/Specialties: 
Orthopedics
Spine Surgery
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
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Office Hours
8 am to 5 pm | Mon - Fri

Focus Areas
Spine Surgery
Scoliosis Surgery 

Notable work experience

Voluntary, Clinical Assistant Professor
FIU-HWCOM, Miami, Florida, Dec 2014-Present

Pediatric Spine, Fellowship Director
Miami Children's Hospital
August 2014- Present

Orthopedic Residency Director
Shriners Hospital for Children
September 2008-September 2009 

Major, United States Army Health Reserves, 2002

Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIC of Orthopedic & Physical Therapy Dept., 2009-2010


Certification 
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Eligible


Residency / Fellowship 
Adult & Pediatric Deformity/Complex Spine Fellowship
August 2006-July2007

Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ
Fellowship Director: Randal R. Betz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, July 2002–June 2006

Internship in Orthopedic Surgery, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, July 2001–June 2002


Higher Education 
St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, W.I, 1997- 2001 Medical Doctorate

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Ca, 1993 – 1997 Bachelor of Arts, Major: Biological Sciences


Professional Associations 

Pediatric Cervical Spine Study Group

Fox Severe Spinal Deformity Study Group

Harms Study Group

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS), Designated Founding Member

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

North American Spine Society (NASS)

AOspine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

North American Spine Society (NASS)

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

Florida Orthopaedic Society (POS)

 

Awards 
Goldstein Award Nominee for Best Clinical Poster 


Consultant roles 
Scoliosis Research Society Administrative Appointments

Awards & Scholarship Committee, 2012

SRS Program Committee, 2013

Growing Spine Committee, 2013

Education Committee, 2014

Reviewer, SRS and IMAST Program, 2014

IMAST committee, 2015

SRS Coding Committee

Setting Scoliosis Straight Complications Committee, 2016

2015-present

BL management committee, 2016-present

 

Peer Reviewed Activities

Reviewer, SpineMay 2010 to present

Reviewer, The Spine JournalMay 2011 to present

Reviewer, The Journal of Neurophysiology December 2012 to present

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Submitted

1.Brooks JT, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Lonner BS, Shah SA, Miyanji F, Asghar J, Newton PO, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group, In Search of the Ever-Elusive Postoperative Shoulder Balance: Is the T2 UIV the Key?, Submitted Journal of Spinal Deformity, Sept 2017.

2.Bastrom TP, Yaszay B, Shah, Miyanji F, Lonner BS, Kelly, Samdani AF, Asghar J, Newton PO, Major Complications at Two Years after Surgery Impact SRS Scores for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients, Submitted Journal of Spinal Deformity, Sept 2017.

3.Alam M, Asghar J, Donally CJ, Lehman RL, George SG, Fletcher ND, Shufflebarger HL, Significant Variation in Estimated Blood Loss and Blood Transfusion Practice Persists in Adolescent Scoliosis Surgery, Submitted J Bone Joint Surg Am, Sept 2017.

4.  Alam M, Shufflebarger HL, Suder L, Lavelle WF, Sponseller P, Asghar J, Delayed Quadraparesis after Posterior Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis: A Case Series, Submitted Spinal Deformity Journal, Oct 2017.

5. Yaszay B, Jankowski PP, Bastrom TP, Lonner BS, Betz R, Shah, SA, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Samdani AF, Newton PO, Progressive Decline in Pulmonary Function 5 Years Post-Operative in Patients Who Underwent Anterior Instrumentation for Surgical Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Submitted J Bone Joint Surg Am, Aug 2017.

In Press

6.Bartley CE, Yaszay B, Bastrom TP, Shah SA, Lonner BS, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Samdani A, Newton PO. Perioperative and Delayed Major Complications Following Surgical Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jul 19;99(14):1206-1212. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.01331.

7.Lonner BS, Ren Y, Newton PO, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Shufflebarger HL, Asghar J, Sponseller P, Betz RR, Yaszay B. Risk Factors of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis-The Pelvis and Other Considerations. Spine Deform. 2017 May;5(3):181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2016.10.003.

8.Sullivan TB, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Lonner BS, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Newton PO, Yaszay B. Selective thoracic fusion of a left decompensated main thoracic curve: proceed with caution? Eur Spine J. 2017 Jun 10. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5158-8. [Epub ahead of print]

9.Helenius IJ, Sponseller PD, Mackenzie W, Odent T, Dormans JP, Asghar J, Rathjen K, Pahys JM, Miyanji F, Hedequist D, Phillips JH. Outcomes of Spinal Fusion for Cervical Kyphosis in Children with Neurofibromatosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 2;98(21):e95.

10.Samdani AF, Bennett JT, Ames RJ, Asghar JK, Orlando G, Pahys JM, Yaszay B, Miyanji F, Lonner BS, Lehman RA Jr, Newton PO, Cahill PJ, Betz RR., Reversible Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Alerts in Patients Undergoing Arthrodesis for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: What Are the Outcomes of Surgery? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 7;98(17):1478-83. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01379.

11.Yaszay B, Sponseller PD, Shah SA, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Samdani AF, Bartley C, Newton PO. Performing a Definitive Fusion in Juvenile CP Patients is a Good Surgical Option. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun 2.

12.Kiely PD, Asghar JK. Is preoperative advanced vascular imaging necessary in pediatric C1-C2 spinal fusion? Spine J. 2016 Apr;16(4):564-5.

13.Mac-Thiong JM, Asghar J, Parent S, Shufflebarger HL, Samdani A, Labelle H. Posterior convex release and interbody fusion for thoracic scoliosis: technical note. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Sep;25(3):357-65.

14.Schoenleber SJ, Asghar J, Bastrom TP, Shufflebarger HL; Harms Study Group. Are S1 Screws a Useful Adjunct to Iliac Screws in Long Fusions to the Sacrum in Cerebral Palsy? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan;41(2):139-45.

15.Samdani AF, Bennett JT, Singla AR, Marks MC, Pahys JM, Lonner BS, Miyanji F, Shah SA, Shufflebarger HL, Newton PO, Asghar J, Betz RR, Cahill PJ. Do Ponte Osteotomies Enhance Correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? An Analysis of 191 Lenke 1A and 1B Curves. Spine Deform. 2015 Sep;3(5):483- 488.

16.Yaszay B, Scannell BP, Bomar JD, Sponseller PD, Shah SA, Asghar J, Samdani AF, Bastrom TP, Newton PO; Harms Study Group. Although inconvenient, baclofen pumps do not complicate scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 15; 40(8):E504-9.

17.Samdani AF, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Bennett JT, Hoashi JS, Lonner BS, Marks MC, Newton PO, Betz RR. Recurrence of rib prominence following surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screws and direct vertebral body derotation. Eur Spine J. 2014 Dec 31.

18.Schulz J, Asghar J, Bastrom T, Shufflebarger H, Newton PO, Sturm P, Betz RR, Samdani AF, Yaszay B; Harms Study Group. Optimal radiographical criteria after selective thoracic fusion for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with a C lumbar modifier: does adherence to current guidelines predict success? Eur Spine J. 2014 Dec 31.

19.Cahill PJ, Pahys JM, Asghar J, Yaszay B, Marks MC, Bastrom TP, Lonner BS, Shah SA, Shufflebarger HL, Newton PO, Betz RR, Samdani AF. The effect of surgeon experience on outcomes of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20; 96(16):1333-9.

20.Marks MC, Newton PO, Bastrom TP, Betz RR, Sponseller PD, Lonner B, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Petcharaporn M, Shufflebarger HL, Asghar JK, Harms Study Group. Surgical Site Infection in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery Spine Deformity, Vol. 1, Issue 5, p352–358

21.Williams BA, Asghar J, Matsumoto H, Flynn JM, Roye DP Jr, Vitale MG., More experienced surgeons less likely to fuse: a focus group review of 315 hypothetical EOS cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jan;33(1):68-74.

22.Cahill PJ, Wang W, Asghar J, Booker R, Betz RR, Ramsey C, Baran G., The Use of a Transition Rod May Prevent Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in the Thoracic Spine Following Scoliosis Surgery: A Finite Element Analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 20; 37(12):E687-95.

23.Tantorski M, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Ranade A, Koch S, Clements DH, Betz RR, Asghar J, Triggered Electromyography for Placement of Thoracic Pedicle Screws: Is it Reliable?, Eur Spine J. 2011 Jun;20(6):869-74.

24.Cahill PJ, Marvil S, Cuddihy L, Schutt C, Idema J, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Asghar J, Samdani AF, Betz RR. Autofusion in the Immature Spine Treated With Growing Rods. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jul 30.

25.Betz RR, Ranade A, Samdani AF, Chafetz R, D'Andrea LP, Gaughan JP, Asghar J, Grewal H, Mulcahey MJ. Vertebral body stapling: a fusionless treatment option for a growing child with moderate idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jan 15;35(2):169-76.

26.Smith JR, Samdani AF, Pahys J, Ranade A, Asghar J, Cahill P, Betz RR. The role of bracing, casting, and vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib for the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a single-institution experience with 31 consecutive patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Jul; 11(1):3-8.

27.Asghar J, Pahys J, Samdani AF, D'Andrea LP, Guille JT, Clements DH, Betz RR, CT Evaluation of Rotation Correction in AIS: A Comparison of an All Pedicle Screw Construct vs. a Hook & Rod System. Spine. April 15, 2009

28.Samdani AF, Fayssoux RF, Asghar J, McCarthy J, Betz RR, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ, Chronic SCI in the Pediatric Population: Does MRI Correlate withthe ISCSCI Examination? Spine. January 2009

29.Capo JT, Svach D, Asghar J, Orillaza NS, Sabatino CT. Biomechanical Stability of Different Fixation Constructs for ORIF of Radial Neck Fractures. Orthopedics, October 2008

30.Samdani AF, Torre-Healy A, Asghar J, Herlich AM, Betz RR. Strategies to reduce blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis: a review of current techniques and experience with a unique bipolar electrocautery device. Surg Technol Int. 2008;17:243-8. Review

31.Noggle, JC, Sciubba, DM, Samdani, AF, Anderson, DG, Betz, RR, Asghar J. Minimally invasive direct repair of lumbar spondylolyis using pedicle screw and hook construct. Neurosurgical Focus. August 2008

32.Vives MJ, Kishan S, Asghar J, Peng B, Reiter MF, Milo S, Livingston D. Spinal Injuries in Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Jun;21(4):281-287

33.Pahys JM, Chicorelli AM, Asghar J, Betz RR, Samdani AF. Cervical Pseudo- meningocele due to occult hydrocephalus. Spine. 2008 May 20;33(12):E394-6

34.Samdani AF; Asghar, J; Pahys J; D'Andrea, LP; Betz RR. Concurrent Spinal Cord Untethering and Scoliosis Correction: Case Report. Spine. 32(26):E832- E836, December 15, 2007.


Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.Amer F. Samdani, Jahangir Asghar, Firoz Miyanji, Jonathon Haw, Minimally Invasive Treatment of Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Seminars in Spine Surgery, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 72-75, March 2011

2.Betz RR, Samdani AF, Djurasovic M, Bailey SI, Courtney Brown, JahanGir Asghar, Linda P. D’Andrea, John Dimar, Harry L. Shufflebarger, John Gaughan: PediGuard™, A solution for the Challenges of Pedicle Screw Placement, White Paper; October 2007


Book Chapters
 

1.Asghar J, Donnely C, Surgical treatment for the pediatric spondylolisthesis, The Comprehensive Textbook of Spinal Deformity, Dewald C, Dewald R

2.Asghar J, Minimally invasive Options to Adolescent Idiopathis Scoliosis, Ed. Tannoury T, Tannoury C, Anderson DG

3.Asghar J, Cunn G, Imaging of the Pediatric Cervical Spine, Ed. Yaszay, Shah, Phillips

4.Asghar J, Shufflebarger HL, Neuromonitoring in Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolisthesis, Ed. Wollowick, Sarwahi, In Rewrite

5.Samdani AF, Asghar J, and Betz RR. The use of instrumentation in the traumatically injured pediatric spine. In press D Kim, S Ludwig, A Vacarro, editors. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.

6.  Betz RR, Asghar J, Samdani J Chapter: Emerging Techniques: Non-fusion anterior / stapling, Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in young child

7.D’andrea LP, Asghar J, Betz RR. Chapter: Vertebral Body Stapling, Spine Surgery Tricks of the Trade, 2nd edition, Thieme. New York, New York. 2008. (in press)

8.Haher T, Asghar J, Latta L Chapter: Biomechanics of Scoliosis and Scoliosis Reduction, HSG: Scoliosis, Thieme. New York, New York. 2010


Invited Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings

1.Capo JT, Asghar J, Sabatino C., Tan V, “Biomechanical Stability of Fixation Constructs for ORIF of Radial Head Fractures.” Orthopedic Trauma Association, 2003 Salt Lake City Utah

2.Asghar J, Clements D, Pahys JM, Samdani A, D’Andrea L, Guille J, Betz RR. “An Analysis of Triggered Electromyographic Threshold of Thoracic Pedicle Screws Assessed by CT.” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas 2007

3.Fayssoux RS, Mulcahey MJ, Asghar J, Samdani A, McCarthy J, Betz RR. “Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in the Pediatric Population: Does MRI Correlate with International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCSCI) Scores?” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas 2007

4.Fayssoux RS, Samdani A, Asghar J, Mulcahey MJ, McCarthy J, Betz RR. “Sagittal Profile of Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Radiographic Analysis.” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas 2007

5.Asghar J, Pahys J, Samdani AF, D'Andrea LP, Guille JT, Clements DH, Betz RR, “CT Evaluation of Rotation Correction in AIS: A Comparison of an All Pedicle Screw Construct vs. a Hook & Rod System.” Scoliosis Research Society, Edinburgh, Scotland , September 2007

6.Asghar J, Clements D, Pahys JM, Samdani A, D’Andrea L, Guille J, Betz RR. “An Analysis of Triggered Electromyographic Threshold of Thoracic Pedicle Screws Assessed by CT.” North American Spine Society, Austin, Texas, 2007

7.Antonacci MD, Cahill PJ, Nydick J, Asghar J, Tantorski M, Samdani AF, Clements DH, Betz RR, “Cervical Sagittal Plane Decompensation After Pediatric AIS Surgery” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Hong Kong, Bahamas 2008

8.Asghar J, Sciubba DM, Samdani AS, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR. “The majority of initial coronal imbalance following fusion surgery for AIS improves within 6 months.” Scoliosis Research Society, Salt Lake City, Utah 2008

9.Asghar J, Sciubba DM, Samdani AS, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR. “Surgical Trunk Rotation correction in patients with moderate thoracic AIS (< 75 deg): an all pedicle screw construct with derotation is better than thoracoplasty” North American Spine Society, Toronto, Canada

10.Asghar J, Sponseller P, Morales DC Shufflebarger HL, Delayed Quadraparesis after PSF for Scoliosis: a case series, SRS, Louisville, 2011

11.Asghar J, Samdani AF, Newton PO, Cahill PJ, Morales DC, Shufflebarger HL, Proximal Junctional Kyphosis at 5 year after fusion for AIS: Does it matter? SRS, Lousville 2011

12.Asghar J; Joshi A; Pahys JM, Shufflebarger HL; Uschold, TL; Hilaire, T, Garg,S;Betz RR, d’Amato CR, Vitale MG, Flynn JM,Smith JT; Samdani AF. VEPTR Graduates: Definitive Fusion of Patients Treated with VEPTR at an Early Age, IMAST, Turkey 2012

13.Jacob Schulz, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Tracey Bastrom, MA; Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Harms Study Group. Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Curves with a C lumbar Modifier: Which Rules can be Broken? SRS, Chicago 2012

14.Joshua M. Pahys, MD; Lukas P. Zebala, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Michael P. Kelly, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD; Amer F. Samdani, MD Comparison of Surgical Treatments for Infantile and Juvenile Scoliosis. SRS, Chicago 2012

15.Jahangir Asghar, MD; Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD; Robert P. Norton, MD; Rafaela Solano, RN Criteria for Determining LIV in Lenke 6C Curves: Suk Criteria vs. the End Vertebrate, SRS, Chicago 2012

16.Amer F. Samdani, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCSC; Michelle C. Marks, PT, MA; Jane S. Hoashi, MD, MPH; Baron S. Lonner; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Joshua M. Pahys, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD Recurrence of Rib Prominence Following AIS Surgery with Pedicle Screws and Direct Vertebral Body Derotation, SRS, Chicago 2012

17.Asghar J; Samdani AF; Yaszay B; Shufflebarger HL; Sponseller P; Single Stage Internal distraction for the correction of Pelvic Obliquity, IMAST, Vancouver 2013

18.Asghar J; Samdani AF; Yaszay B; Miyanji F; Distal Adding on in Lenke 1 & 2 Curves: What happens at 5 years?, SRS, Lyon 2013


Published Abstracts

1.Vives M., Asghar J., Kishan S., “Spinal Injuries in Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles: A retrospective review from 1997-2003.” Orthopedic Trauma Association, Ontario, Canada 2005

2.Asghar J, Samdani A, Pahys JM, D’Andrea L, Guille J, Clements D, Betz R. Can MRI Axial Rotation Measurements in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Correlate with Computed Tomography? International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas 2007

3.Asghar J, Pahys J, Samdani AF, D'Andrea LP, Guille JT, Clements DH, Betz RR, “CT Evaluation of Rotation Correction in AIS: A Comparison of an All Pedicle Screw Construct vs. a Hook & Rod System.” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas 2007

4.Asghar J, Sciubba DM, Samdani AS, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR. “The majority of initial coronal imbalance following fusion surgery for AIS improves within 6 months.” Scoliosis Research Society 2008

5.Asghar J, Sciubba DM, McCarthy J, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR. Are Triggered EMG Threshold Reliable for Assessing Thoracic Pedicle Screw Breach in the Cerebral Palsy Population? Poster Presentation SRS 2008, Poster Presentation IMAST 2008

6.Asghar J, Ranade A, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR., The Inter-observer reliability of Assessing Thoracic Pedicle Screw Position Based on Computed Tomography Poster Presentation NASS 2008, Poster Presentation IMAST 2008

7.Antonacci, M.D., Cahill, P.J., Nydick, J., Asghar, J.G., Tantorski, M., Clements, D.H., Betz, R.R., Samdani, A.F., Harms Study Group, Cervical Sagittal Plane Decompensation After Pediatric AIS Surgery, Paper Presentation. The 14th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Hong Kong, China, June, 2008

8.Asghar, J.G., Samdani, A.F., Sciubba, D.M., Clements, D.H., Cahill, P.J., Antonacci, M.D., Betz, R.R., Harms Study Group, Surgical Trunk Rotation Correction in Patients with Moderate AIS(< 75 deg.): An All Pedicle Screw Construct with Derotation is Better than Thoracoplasty, ePoster. The 14th International Meeting On Advanced Spine Techniques, Hong Kong, China, 2008

9.Asghar, J.G., Ranade, A., Cahill, P.J., Samdani, A.F., Clements, D.H., Antonacci, M.D., Betz, R.R., Harms Study Group, The Interobserver and Intraobserver Reliability of Assessing Thoracic Pedicle Screw Position Based on Computed Tomography, ePoster. The 14th International Meeting On Advanced Spine Techniques, Hong Kong, China, 2008

10.Antonacci, M.D., Cahill, P.J., Nydick, J., Asghar, J., Tantorski, M., Clements, D.H., Betz, R.R., Samdani, A.F., Harms Study Group, Cervical Sagittal Plane Decompensation After Pediatric AIS Surgery, ePoster. Scoliosis Research Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept., 2008

11.Asghar, J.G., Sciubba, D.M., Samdani, A.F., Cahill, P.J., Clements, D.H., Antonacci, M.D., Betz, R.R., Harms Study Group, The Majority of Initial Coronal Imbalance Following Fusion Surgery for AIS Improves Within Six Months, Paper Presentation. Scoliosis Research Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept., 2008

12.Asghar, J.G., Samdani, A.F., Sciubba, D.M., Clements, D.H., Cahill, P.J., Antonacci, M.D., Betz, R.R., Harms Study Group, Surgical Trunk Rotation Correction in Patients with Moderate AIS(< 75 deg.): An All Pedicle Screw Construct with Derotation is Better than Thoracoplasty, Paper Presentation. 23nd Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society, Toronto, Canada, 2008

13.Antonacci, M.D., Cahill, P.J., Nydick, J., Asghar, J. G., Tantorski, M., Clements, D.H., Betz, R.R., Samdani, A.F., Harms Study Group, Cervical Sagittal Plane Decompensation After Pediatric AIS Surgery, Paper Presentation. 23nd Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society, Toronto, Canada, 2008

14.Darryl Antonacci, MD; Jason Nydick, DO; Thomas Klein; Amer Samdani, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD, Randal Betz, MD, Growing Rod Instrumentation for Cervical Kyphosis in a Pediatric Quadriplegic Patient: A Case Study. 2nd International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis & Growing Spine (ICEOS), Montreal, Quebec, Nov., 7-8, 2008

15.Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Sean C. Marvil, BS; Corey Schutt, MD; Jocelyn R. Idema, DO; David H. Clements, MD; M. Darryl Antonacci, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Amer F. Samdani, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD, Auto-Fusion of the Skeletally Immature Spine After Growing Rod Instrumentation, Paper Presentation, 44th Annual Meeting & Course of Scoliosis Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 23-26, 2009

16.Patrick J.Cahill, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Jason R. Smith, PA-C; Sean C. Marvil, BS; Mark E. Tantorski, DO; Amer Samdani, MD; David H. Clements, MD; M. Darryl Antonacci, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD, The Rate of Change in Spinopelvic Parameters Following Spondylolisthesis Surgery, E-Poster, LOUIS A.GOLDSTEIN AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST CLINICAL POSTER. 44th Annual Meeting & Course of Scoliosis Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, Sept., 23-26, 2009.

17.Jahangir Asghar, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; M. Darryl Antonacci, MD; David H. Clements, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD, The Effect of Operative Position during Posterior Spinal Fusion for AIS: Does it Influence Sagittal and Axial Alignment of the Thoracic Spine?, E-Poster. 44th Annual Meeting & Course of Scoliosis Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, Sept., 23-26, 2009. 

18.Asghar J, Cahill PJ, Samdani AF, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR, The Effect of Operative Position during Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis: Does it influence sagittal and axial alignment of the Thoracic spine? SRS, IMAST 2009

19.Asghar J, Cahill PJ, Samdani AF, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR, The Influence of Scoliosis Correction on the Spinal Canal Morphology across Apex of Thoracic Curve. IMAST 2009

20.Asghar J, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Clements DH, Antonacci MD, Betz RR, The Percutaneous pedicle screw placement in Spine deformity: Defining the Learning curve. IMAST, NASS 2009

21.Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Ashish Ranade, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; M. Darryl Antonacci, MD; David H. Clements, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD, What Does a Scoliometer Really Measure?, E-Poster. 44th Annual Meeting & Course of Scoliosis Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, Sept., 23-26, 2009.

22.Asghar J, Shufflebarger HL, Morales DC, Marks M, Bastrom T, Establishing Parameters for T12 as the LIV in Selective Thoracic Fusions, IMAST, Copenhagen 2011

23.Heller, J, Samdani AF, Asghar J, Clements DH, Grewal H, Chaetz R, Betz RR, Cahill PJ, VBS plus expandable hybrid Rod: Early results of a non-fusion alternative in the treatment of AIS in skeletally mature child with high risk of progression. IMAST, Copenhagen 2011

24.Asghar J, Williams BA, Matsumoto H, Roye DP, Flynn JM, Vitale MG, More Experienced Surgeons Less likely to Fuse: A Focus Group Review of 315 EOS Hypothetical Cases, IMAST, Copenhagen 2011

25.Asghar J, Bastrom T, Marks M, Samdani AF, Shufflebarger HL, Morales DC, Evolution of Trends in AIS Surgery Across Implant Era: How has Practice Changed? IMAST, Copenhagen 2011

26.Sponseller P, Gjolaj JP, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Newton PO, Cahill PJ, Narayanan UG, Asghar J, Bastrom T, Marks M, Radiographic Classification of CP, IMAST, Copenhagen 2011

27.Jahangir Asghar, MD; Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD; Timothy D. Uschold, MD; Robert P. Norton, MD; Rafaela Solano, RN, Low Pre-Operative SRS-22 Scores Predict Poor Post-operative Outcome in AIS,

28.Burt Yaszay, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Tracey Bastrom, MA; Amer F. Samdani, MD; Peter Sturm, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD; Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Harms Study Group, Post-operative Coronal Parameters for Selective Thoracic Fusion

29.Ajeya Joshi; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Amer F. Samdani, MD; Tricia St. Hilaire, BS; Joshua M. Pahys, MD; Robert M. Campbell, MD; John M. Flynn, MD Decision-Making as Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) Patients Near Maturity: A Survey of the Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity Study Group (CWSD-SG)

30.Joshua M. Pahys, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Charles R. d’Amato, MD,FRCSC; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD; Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group; Amer F. Samdani, MD Indications and Treatment Protocols for Halo Gravity Traction in Severe Pediatric Scoliosis: A Survey of the Experts


Invited Lecture/Grand Rounds

1.Asghar J, “Management of Pediatric Spine and Spinal Cord Injury” Pediatric Anesthesia Grand Rounds”, Temple University Children’s Medical Center, March 2007

2.Asghar J, “Pediatric Spine Trauma” The Philadelphia Howard H. Steel Pediatric Orthopaedic Review course, Shriners Hospitals, Philadelphia, Oct, 2007

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7.Asghar J “Interpreting a meta-analysis: Pearls and Pitfalls” University of Miami Orthopedics, Miami, FL, September 2012

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