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Pediatrics

Amer F. Samdani, MD

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Specialties

Pediatrics, Neurosurgery

about me
publications
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Fusionless strategies to treat scoliosis
  • Complex spinal deformity
Education
  • MD, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD            
Training
  • Fellowship, Stem Cell Laboratory, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Intraoperative MRI, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification
  • Neurological Surgery
Memberships
  • Board of Directors, Scoliosis Research Society
  • Board of Directors, Harms Study Group
  • Board of Directors, Children’s Spine Group
Awards and Honors
  • Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine, 2015
  • Top Doctor in Neurological Surgery, Castle Connolly, 2015
  • Best Doctors in America, 2015-2016
  • Traveling Fellowship, Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis Research Society
offices

Office Locations

Shriners Hospital for Children

3551 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

publications
Selected Publications

Samdani, Amer; Intervertebral stapling for spinal deformity; Thieme Medical Publishers; 61, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Congential and neuromuscular scoliosis; Handbook of Spine surgery, 2nd ed.; Thieme Medical Publishers; 25, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Factors associated with spinal fusion after posterior fossa decompression in pediatric patients with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Significant intraoperative neuromonitoring alerts in patients undergoing fusion of r adolescent idiopathis scoliosis: what are the outcomes of surgery?; The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery AM, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Frontiers in Neurosurgery: Video Atlas of Spine Surgical Techniques, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Posterior Convex release and interbody fusion for thoracic scoliosis; Journal of Neurosurgy: Spine, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Factors associated with spinal fusion after posterior fossa decompression in pediatric patients with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; What is different about patients with AIS who achieve a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in appearance at 2 years?; The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery AM, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Reversible intraoperative neuromonitoring alerts in patients undergoing fusion of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: what are the outcomes of surgery?; The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Predictors of distal adding-on in thoracic major curves with AR lumbar modifiers; Spine

Samdani, Amer; Vertebral body tethering; Scoliosis Research Society, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Rib-based distraction surgery maintains total spine growth; J Pediatric Orthop; 36:841-846, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Compilations and radiographic outcomes of posterior spinal fusion and observation in patients who have undergone distraction-based treatment for early onset scoliosis; Spine Deformity; 4: 407-412, 2016.

Samdani, Amer; Cerebral palsy as a predictor of complications and health-related quality of life after spinal arthrodesis; J Bone Joint Surg. Am.;98:1821-8, 2016.

Kim R, Singla A, Samdani AF; Classification of spondylolisthesis; Spondylolisthesis: Diagnosis, Non-surgical Management, and Surgical Techniques; Ch. 7, 2015.

Dakwar E, Bennett JT, Samdani AF; Diastematomyelia in severe spinal deformity; Complex Spine Cases: A Collection of Current Techniques, 2015.

Samdani AF; Minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion in the treatment of scoliosis associated with myelomeningocele; Surg Technol Int; 26: 371-5, 2015.

Samdani AF, Roguski M; Although inconvenient, baclofen pumps do not complicate scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy; Spine; (Phila Pa 1976); 40(8): E504-9, 2015.

Betz RR, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ; Complications in operative Scheuermann kyphosis: do the pitfalls differ from operative adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Spine; (Phila Pa 1976); 40(5): 305-11, 2015.

Cahill PJ, Iorio J, Pahys JM, Samdani AF, Betz RR; Smaller body size increases the percentage of blood volume loss during posterior spinal arthrodesis; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; 97(6): 507-11, 2015.


Akalan N, Samdani AF, Macyszyn L; Management of spinal cord injury-related scoliosis using pedicle screw-only constructs; J Neurosurg Spine;22(2): 185-91, 2015.

Samdani AF, Ames RA, Asghar, Orlando G, Pahys JM, Yaszay B, Miyanji F, Lonner BS, Lehman R, Newton PO, Cahil PJ, Betz RR; What is the risk of developing proximal junctional kyphosis during growth friendly treatments for early-on-set scoliosis? J Pediatr Orthop, 2015.

Samdani AF, Pahys JM, Ames RA, Kimball J, Grewal H, Pelletier G, Betz RR; Major complications after spine surgery in patients with cerebral palsy: assessment of risk factors; Eur Spine Journal, 2015.

Lonner BS, Ren Y, Asghar JK, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Newton PO; Reoccurence of rib prominence following surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screws and direct vertebral body derotation; Eur Spine Journal; 24 (7): 1547-1554, 2015.

Bumpass DB, Lenke LG, Kelly MP, Betz RR, Clements DH, Labelle H, Lehman RA, Lonner BS, Luhmann SJ, Newton PO, Pahys JM, Parent S, Samdani AF, Shah SA, Sponseller PD, Sucato DJ; Anterior vertebral body tethering for immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; Eur Spine Journal; 24(7): 1533-1539, 2015.

Samdani; Body mass index in adolescent spinal deformity; Spine Deformity; 3: 318-326 AF, 2015.

Samdani AF, Roguski M; Congenital and neuromuscular scoliosis;Handbook of Spine Surgery; 2nd ed. 25, 2015.

Betz RR, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ; Intervertebral Stapling for Spinal Deformity; Spine Surgery Tricks of the Trade; 3rd ed. 61, 2015.

Cahill PJ, Iorio J, Pahys JM, Samdani AF, Betz RR; Vertebral body stapling for AIS; The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children; 2nd ed. 48, 2015.

Akalan N, Samdani AF, Macyszyn L; Intraspinal Pathology; The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children; 2nd ed. 14, 2015.

Pahys JM, Asghar JK, Theologis A, Suder L, Shah Sa, Cahill PJ, Samdani AF, Kelly M; Harms Study Group, Ames CP; Changes in Sagittal Cervical Alignment after Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopatthis Scoliosis: an evaluation of 141 patients; 43rd Annual Meeting; Cervical Spine Research Society, 2015.

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Office Locations

Shriners Hospital for Children

3551 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140