behrooz akbarnia
Behrooz Akbarnia M.D.
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Ramin Bagheri M.D.
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Pooria Salari, MD

Dr. Pooria Salari
Pooria Salari, M.D.
(Research Fellow 2008-2010)

Doctor of Medicine:Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
General Surgery Internship:University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Recent Research Activities:

1. Salari, P., Oliveira, D., Akbarnia, B.A., Sponseller, P., Mundis, G.M., Growing Spine Study Group: Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis; Variations in Preferred Treatment Options. J Child Orthop (2009) 3(6): 505.

2. Akbarnia, B.A., Mundis, G., Salari, P., Yaszay, B.: Innovation in Growing Rod Technique; Study of Safety and Efficacy of Remotely Expandable Rod in Animal Model. J Child Orthop (2009) 3(6): 513.

3. Akbarnia, B.A., Mundis, G., Salari, p., Walker, B., Pool, S., Chang, A.: A Technical Report on the Ellipse Technologies Device: A Remotely Expandable Device for Non-Invasive Lengthening of Growing Rod. J Child Orthop (2009) 3(6): 530.

4. Yang, J., McElroy, M., Akbarnia, B.A., Salari, P., Oliveira, D., Thompson, G.H., Emans, J., Yazici, M., Skaggs, D. L., Shah, S., Kostial, P., Sponseller, P. Growing Rods for Spinal Deformity: Characterizing Consensus and Variation in Current Use. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (2010) 30(3):264-270.

5. Mundis, G.M., Akbarnia, B.A., Salari, P., Manos, R., Varma, V., Bagheri, R.: Can Minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion replace open interbody approach in combined surgery for complex adult spine deformity? The Spine Journal (2009) 9(10S): 157S

6. Salari, P., Akbarnia, B.A., El Sebaie, H., Yazici, M.: Growing Rods in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity. Seminars in Spine Surgery (2010) 22(3):121-125

7. Akbarnia, B.A., Mundis, G.M., Bagheri, R., Salari, P., Kabirian, N. Is the less invasive far lateral approach a safe way to reconstruct the anterior spinal column in advanced adult deformity surgery? A minimum 2-year follow-up study: Paper presentation at 17th IMAST annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, July 21-24, 2010 and accepted for poster presentation at SMISS annual meeting, Miami, Florida, November 5-7, 2010.