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Javier Guzman, M.D

Javier Guzman, M.D.Board Certified & Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic
Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Guzman is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Reconstructive surgeon. He is a native of SouthWest Florida, and grew up in Charlotte county. He specializes in state of the art and proven treatments for conditions such as ankle arthritis, fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, flat feet, complex foot deformities, as well as sports related injuries such as Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle sprains, and stress fractures. He is also trained in minimally invasive techniques for conditions such as hallux valgus(bunion) correction. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles on conditions of the foot and ankle as well as other conditions in orthopedic surgery. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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He completed his medical training at Icahn School of Medicine, Mt Sinai, New York City, NY, where he graduated with distinction in Research. Following medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at Mt Sinai, and then complete his fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Approach to Treating Patients:

Partnership

“When treating patients, I believe it’s important for physicians to form a partnership with their patients. My goal is to provide patients with all the resources they need to make informed decisions with respect to their care, and this takes listening, conversing, and connecting. I want my patients to understand all aspects of their care, and no question or concern is too small.”

Individualization

“Foot and Ankle conditions can be complex and there is no “one size fits all.” My goal is to treat patients with nonoperative treatment whenever possible, whether this entails bracing, customized orthotics, or therapy. When surgery is needed, my patients will be treated to their individual needs with the goal of getting them back to doing the things they love, whether this is taking a walk or going back to playing competitive sports.”

Education

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

    Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research

  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Minors: Chemistry and International Studies
    Magna Cum Laude

Work Experience

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Fellowship
    Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy
    Baltimore, MD
  • Suncoast Orthopaedic Institute

Board Certifications/Professional Societies

  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • AOFAS member
  • AAOS member

Awards/Honors

  • University of Miami Scholarship recipient
  • Florida Bright futures recipient
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society
  • Value Award Nominee: Does Pelvic Fixation Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Fusion?” North American Spine Society (NASS) 30th Annual Meeting, October 2015.
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, Illinois. Resident Research Award 2017.

Skills and Interests

  • Fluent in Spanish and English with working knowledge of Portuguese.
  • Interests include hiking, sports (pickup basketball, Weightlifting, Orange Theory Fitness, College football).

Publications

  1. Wikramanayake TC, Alvarez-Connelly E, Simon J, Mauro LM, Guzman JZ, Elgart G, Schachner LA, Chen J, Plano LR, Jimenez JJ. Heat treatment increases the incidence of alopecia areata in the C3H/HeJ mouse model. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2010 Nov; 15(6): 985-91.
  2. Guzman JZ, Baird EO, Fields AC, McAnany SJ, Qureshi SA, MD MBA; Hecht AC, MD; Cho SK, MD. C5 nerve root palsy following decompression of the cervical spine: a systematic evaluation of the literature. Bone Joint J. 2014 Jul; 96-B(7):950-5. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B7.33665.
  3. Skovrlj B, Al Maaieh M, Guzman JZ, Caridi J, Cho SK. The 100 Classic Papers in Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine Deformity. July 2014(Vol. 2 | No. 4 | Pages 241-247)
  4. Lu Y, Guzman JZ, Purmessur D, Iatridis JC, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Nonoperative Management for Discogenic Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014; 39(16): 1314-24.
  5. Guzman JZ, Iatridis JC, Skovrlj B, Cutler H, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Outcomes and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 1;39(19):1596-604. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000482.
  6. Skovrlj B MD; Guzman JZ, BS; Al-Maaieh M, MD; Qureshi SA, MD MBA. Clostridium Difficile in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 1;39(19):E1167-73. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000487.
  7. Skovrlj B, MD; Marquez-Lara A, MD; Guzman JZ, BS; Qureshi SA, MD MBA. A Review of the Current Published Spinal Literature Regarding Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: An Insight Into Potential Bias. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2014 Sep;7(3):182-8. doi: 10.1007/s12178-014-9221-3.
  8. Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Shin J, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Iatridis JC, Cho SK. The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Patients Undergoing Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 15;39(20):1656-1665.
  9. Skovrlj B, MD; Guzman JZ, BS; Al-Maaieh M, MD; Qureshi SA, MD MBA. Cellular Bone Matrices: Viable Stem Cell-Containing Bone Graft Substitutes. Spine J. 2014 Nov 1;14(11):2763-72. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.05.024.
  10. Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Allen A, Cho SK. Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Pediatric Deformity Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis. Spine Deform. 2015 Mar;3(2):136-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.08.009.
  11. Skovrlj B, Cunn G, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Technology in the Treatment of Degenerative Disease. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Mar;59(1):25-35. Epub 2014 Nov 6.
  12. Silvestre J, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Overley SC, Cho SK, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC. The Internet as a Communication Tool for Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship in the United States. The Spine J. 2015 Apr 1;15(4):655-61. doi: 10.1016/j.
  13. Cutler H, Guzman JZ, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Skovrlj B, Cho SK. Patient Reported Outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis. Spine Deform. 2015 Jul;3(4):312-317. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.12.004.
  14. Silvestre J, Guzman JZ, Chang B, LS Levin. Evaluation of Content and Accessibility of Hand Fellowship Websites. Hand. 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9732-9.
  15. Lovy A, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Qureshi SQ. Prevalence, Comorbidities, and Risk of Perioperative Complications in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov;40(21):E1128-34. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001103.
  16. Skovrlj B, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Overley SC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. The 100 Most Influential Articles in Cervical Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2016 Feb;6(1):69-79. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1551652.
  17. Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Lovy A, Caridi J, Cho SK. Posterior-Only Circumferential Decompression and Reconstruction in the Surgical Management of Lumbar Vertebral Osteomyelitis. Global Spine J. 2016 Feb;6(1):e35-40. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1550341.
  18. Guzman JZ, Cutler HS, Mroz TE, Riew DK, Cho SK. Patient Reported Outcome Instruments in Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(5):429-37. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001211.
  19. Guzman JZ, Feldman ZM, McAnany S, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Osteoporosis in Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr;41(8):662-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001347.
  20. Steinberger J, Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Leven DM, Guzman JZ, Shin J, Shrivastava R, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Transoral Approach to the Cervical Spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May;41(9):E535-40. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001320.
  21. Ueda H, Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Current Trends in the Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2016 May;6(3):242-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1559584. Epub 2015 Jul 28.
  22. Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lu Y, Rothenberg E, McAnany SJ, Qureshi SA. The Burden of Clostridium Difficile After Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2016 Jun;6(4):314-21. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1562933.
  23. Kothari P, Lee NJ, Leven DM, Lakomkin N, Shin JI, Skovrlj B, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Impact of Gender on 30-Day Complications After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 15;41(14):1133-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001499.
  24. Kothari P, Lee NJ, Lakomkin N, Leven DM, Shin JI, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Steinberger J, Cho SK. Impact of Resident Involvement on Morbidity in Adult Patients Undergoing Fusion for Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Aug 15;41(16):1296-302. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001522.
  25. Lee NJ, Guzman JZ, Kim J, Skovrlj B, Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Caridi JM, Mendoza-Lattes S, Cho SK. A Comparative Analysis Among the SRS M&M, NIS, and KID Databases for the Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2016 Nov;4(6):420-424. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Oct 26.
  26. Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Connolly J, Al Maaieh M, Skovrlj B, Cho SK. Outcome Instruments in Spinal Trauma Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis. Global Spine J. 2016 Dec;6(8):804-811. Epub 2016 Mar 7. Review.
  27. Leven DM, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Steinberger J, Guzman J, Skovrlj B, Shin JI, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Frailty Index Is a Significant Predictor of Complications and Mortality After Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Dec 1;41(23):E1394-E1401.
  28. Kothari P, Somani S, Lee NJ, Guzman JZ, Leven DM, Skovrlj B, Steinberger J, Kim J, Cho SK. Thirty-Day Morbidity Associated with Pelvic Fixation in Adult Patients Undergoing Fusion for Spinal Deformity: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Global Spine J. 2017 Feb;7(1):39-46. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1583946. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
  29. Basques BA, Louie PK, Shifflett GD, Fice MP, Mayo BC, Massel DH, Guzman JZ, Bohl DD, Singh K. Effect of Surgeon Volume on Complications, Length of Stay, and Costs Following Anterior Cervical Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Mar 15;42(6):394-399. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001756.
  30. Baird EO, McAnany SJ, Skovrlj B, Overley SC, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. Accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screw placement: Does training level matter? Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Jul;30(6):E748-E753. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000274.
  31. Lee NJ, Shin JS, Leven D, Steinberger J, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Caridi J, Cho SK. Incidence, Impact, and Risk Factors for 30-Day Wound Complications Following Elective Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Global Spine J. 2017 Aug;7(5):417-424. doi: 10.1177/2192568217699378.
  32. Lee NJ, Kothari P, Kim JS, Shin JI, Phan K, Di Capua J, Somani S, Leven DM, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Early Complications and Outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: An NSQIP Study Based on 5803 Patients. Global Spine J. 2017 Aug;7(5):432-440. doi: 10.1177/2192568217699384. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
  33. Shin JI, Phan K, Kothari P, Kim JS, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Impact of Glycemic Control on Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Aug;30(7):E974-E980. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000447.
  34. Guzman JZ, Merrill RK, Kim JS, Overley SC, Dowdell JE, Somani S, Hecht AC, Cho SK, Qureshi SA. Bone morphogenetic protein use in spine surgery in the United States: how have we responded to the warnings? Spine J. 2017 Sep;17(9):1247-1254. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.04.030. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
  35. Leven DM, Lee NJ, Kim JS, Kothari P, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Shin JI, Phan K, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Frailty Is Predictive of Adverse Postoperative Events in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Fusion. Global Spine J. 2017 Sep;7(6):529-535. doi: 10.1177/2192568217700099. Epub 2017 May 16.
  36. Phan K, Kim JS, Capua JD, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Dowdell J, Overley SC, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Impact of Operation Time on 30-Day Complications After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Global Spine J. 2017 Oct;7(7):664-671. doi: 10.1177/2192568217701110. Epub 2017 May 31.
  37. Lee NJ, Kothari P, Phan K, Shin JI, Cutler HS, Lakomkin N, Leven DM, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Incidence and Risk Factors for 30-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Elective Posterior Lumbar Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jan 1;43(1):41-48. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001586.
  38. McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Anwar MA, Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Kim JS, Merrill RK, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. Comparing the Incidence of Index Level Fusion Following Minimally Invasive Versus Open Lumbar Microdiscectomy. Global Spine J. 2018 Feb;8(1):11-16. doi: 10.1177/2192568217718818. Epub 2017 Sep.
  39. Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Kim JS, Shin JI, Leven DM, Cho SK. Short-Term Complications of Anterior Fixation of Odontoid Fractures. Global Spine J. 2018 Feb;8(1):47-56. doi: 10.1177/2192568217698132. Epub 2017 May 16.
  40. Lee NJ, Kothari P, Kim C, Leven DM, Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Steinberger J, Cho SK. The Impact of Resident Involvement in Elective Posterior Cervical Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Mar 1;43(5):316-323. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001477.
  41. Chan JJ, Guzman JZ, Vargas L, Myerson C, Chan JC, Vulcano E. Safety and Effectiveness of Talus Subchondroplasty and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate for Treatment of Osteochondral Defects of the Talus. Orthopedics. 2018 Jul 27:1-4. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20180724-06.
  42. Steinberger J, Gilligan J, Skovrlj B, Sarkiss CA, Guzman JZ, Cho SK, Caridi JM. The Effect of Parkinson's Disease on Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery. Parkinsons Dis. 2018 Jun 27;2018:8428403. doi: 10.1155/2018/8428403. eCollection 2018.
  43. Guzman JZ, Larson N, Sanders JO, Newton PO, Berven S, Mundis G, Dimar JR, Albert TJ, Sethi RK, Shah SA. New Paradigms in the Continuum of Spine Care: Newborn to Elderly. Instructional Course Lectures, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  44. Chan JJ, Guzman JZ, Chan JC, Vulcano E. Opiod Consumption and Time to Return to Work after Percutaneous Foot and Ankle Surgery. The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  45. Chan JJ, Sarkar SS, Nordio A, Guzman JZ, Hasija R, Vulcano E. Failure of Fixation With Nickel-Titanium Staples in First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis With Hallux Valgus Deformity. Orthopedics. 2019 Jul 1;42(4):e402-e404. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20190523-06. Epub 2019 May 28.
  46. Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Resection Arthroplasty: Current Indications and Tips. Foot Ankle Clin. 2019 Dec;24(4):689-693. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2019.08.005. Epub 2019 Sep 17. Review.
  47. Nordio A, Chan JJ, Guzman JZ, Hasija R, Vulcan E. Percutaneous Zadek Osteotomy for the Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2019 Nov 20. doi: doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2019.10.011.
  48. Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Letter Regarding: Talar Osteonecrosis After Subchondroplasty for Acute Lateral Ligament Injuries: Case Series. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. 2020 April. doi: 10.1177/2473011420922787.
  49. Chan, J, Garden E, Nordio A, Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Distraction Arthroplasty as Acute and Definitive Treatment for Open Ankle Fracture Dislocation. Orthopedics. 2021 Jan. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20200923-07.
  50. Guzman JZ, Schipper O, Vulcano E. Letter Regarding: Risk Factors for Complications Associated With Minimally Invasive Medial Displacement Calcaneal Osteotomy. Foot and Ankle Int. 2021. DOI: 10.1177/10711007211033849
  51. Mikhail C, Markowitz J, Lenarda L, Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Percutaneous Chevron-Akin Osteotomies for the Correction of Hallux Valgus Deformity. Foot and Ankle Int. DOI: 10.1177/10711007211031218

Abstracts (Oral/Poster Presentations)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2020 (Orlando, FL 2020)

  • Guzman JZ, Nordio A, Chan J, Vulcano E. Percutaneous Zadek Osteotomy with or without Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injection for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy. (Poster Presentation)

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Association (Chicago, IL 2019)

  • Chan J, Guzman JZ, Chan JC, Zubizarreta N, Poeran J, Vulcano E. Opioid Consumption and Time to Return to Work After Percutaneous Foot and Ankle Surgery. (Podium)
  • Chan J, Guzman JZ, Chan JC, Zubizarreta N, Poeran J, Vulcano E. Peripheral Nerve Block Use in Ankle Arthroplasty and Ankle Arthrodesis: Utilization Patterns and Impact on Outcomes. (Poster)
  • Chan J, Chen K, Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Epidemiology of Operative Foot injuries in College Level Athletes. (Poster)
  • Chan J, Guzman JZ, Chan JC, Zubizarreta N, Poeran J, Vulcano E. Economic Impact of Comorbidity burden in Total Ankle Arthroplasty and Ankle Arthrodesis. (Poster)
  • Chan J, Chen K, Guzman JZ, Vulcano E. Epidemiology of Achilles tendon injuries in Collegiate Level Athletes in the United States. (Poster)

Cervical Spine Research Society (Pamplona, Spain 2014)

  • Skovrlj B, Sarkiss CA, Guzman JZ, Cho SK, Caridi J. A Literature Review of Spine Surgery Outcomes in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. (Poster)

Lumbar Spine Research Society (Chicago, IL 2014)

  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lu Y, Al Maaieh M, Egorova N, Qureshi SA. The Burden of Clostridium Difficile after Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Sarkiss CA, Guzman JZ, Cho SK, Caridi J. A Literature Review of Spine Surgery Outcomes in Patients with Parkinson’s disease. (Poster)

Lumbar Spine Research Society (Chicago, IL 2017)

  • Guzman JZ, Merrill R, Kim JK, Overley S, Dowdell J, Somani S, Hecht AH, Cho SK, Qureshi SQ. Bone Morphogenetic Protein Use in Lumbar Spine Surgery in The United States: How Have We Responded to The Warnings?(Podium)(Best Research Award)

North American Spine Society (San Francisco, CA 2014)

  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Outcomes and Complications in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Podium)
  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. The Impact of Uncontrolled Diabetes in Patients undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Podium)
  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Qureshi SA. The Burden of Clostridium Difficile after Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Utilization of Patient Reported Outcome Instruments in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Controlled Diabetes Mellitus in Patients undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Cutler H, Cho SK, Caridi J. Outcomes and Trends of Parkinson’s Disease Patients Undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. The Use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Adult Spinal Deformity Over the Past Decade. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Incidence, Characteristics, Outcomes and Complications in Uncontrolled Diabetic Patients Undergoing Spinal Deformity Surgery. (Poster)

North American Spine Society (Chicago, IL 2015)

  • Skorvlj B, Steinberger J, Kothari P, Leven DM, Lee NJ, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Cho SK. Predictors of unplanned readmission for adults undergoing elective lumbar spine fusion. (Poster)
  • Steinberger J,Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Leven DM, Cho SK. Readmissions after Spinal Deformity Surgery. (Poster)
  • Steinberger J, Kothari P, Lee NJ, Skovrlj B, Leven DM, Shin JI, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Influencing Factors on Length of Stay in Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Cervical Fusion: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Leven DM, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Shin JI, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Cho Sk. Impact of Preoperative Anemia on Perioperative Outcomes in Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Cervical Fusion. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Leven DM, Cho SK. Nutritional Status as an Adjunct Risk Factor Any Major Complication, Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay, and 30 Day Unplanned Readmission in Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Lumbar Fusion. (Poster)
  • Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Steinberger J, Leven DM, Shin JI, Cho SK. Morbidity associated with pelvic fixation in patients undergoing fusion for spinal deformity: a matched propensity adjusted analysis. (Poster)
  • Leven DM, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Korthari P, Skovrlj B, Steinberger J, Shin JI, Cho SK. Factors Associated with Increased Length of Stay (LOS) Following Adult Deformity Surgery (ADS). (Poster)
  • Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Shin JI, Leven DM, Skovrlj Steinberger J, Kothari P, Cho SK. Influence of Smoking on Wound Complications in Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Lumbar Fusion. (Poster)
  • Lee NJ, Leven DM, Steinberger J, Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Korthari P, Shin JI, Cho SK. Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) and Associated Complications Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF).(Poster)
  • Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Steinberger J, Shin JI, Skovrlj B, Leven DM, Cho SK. IS ASA Score a Predictor of 30 Day Perioperative Readmission in Adults Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Fusion? (Poster)
  • Leven D, Kothari P, Skovrlj, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Shin JI, Cho SK. Higher American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) Score is an Independent Risk Factor for Complications Following Adult Deformity Surgery (ADS). (Poster)
  • Leven D, Shin JI, Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Steinberger J, Kothari P, Cho SK. Comorbidities and Operative Factors Are Predictive of Mortality Following Adult Deformity Surgery. (Podium)
  • Steinberger J, Leven DM, Skovrlj B, Shin JI, Lee NJ, Guzman JZ, Cho SK. Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Transoral Approaches to the Cervical Spine. (Podium) (Value Award Nominee)
  • Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Leven DM, Steinberger J, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Korthari P, Cho Sk. Nutritional Status as an Adjunct Risk Factor for Increased Complications and Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay in Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery.(Podium) (Value Award Winner)
  • Steinberger J, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Shin JI, Skovrlj B, Leven DM, Cho SK. Duration of Anesthesia as a Risk Factor for Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Fusion. (Podium) (Value Award Nominee)
  • Guzman JZ, Kothari P, Lee NJ, Steinberger J, Leven DM, Shin JI, Cho Sk. Does Pelvic Fixation Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Fusion? (Podium) (Value Award Nominee)
  • Lee NJ, Skovrlj B, Kothari P, Steinberger J, Leven DM, Shin JI, Guzman JZ, Cho SK.The Impact of Resident Involvement in Outcomes for Adults Undergoing Elective Posterior Cervical Fusion. (Podium) (Value Award Nominee)
  • Leven DM, Lee NJ, Korthari P, Steinberger J, Skovrlj B, Shin JI, Guzman JZ, Cho K. Risk Factors for Readmission Following Posterior Lumbar Fusions. (Podium)

North American Spine Research Society(Boston, MA 2016)

  • Lee NJ, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Somani S, Capua JD, Kim R, Kim JS, Cho SK. Duration of Anesthesia as a Risk Factor for Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. (Podium) (Value Award Nominee)
  • Lee NJ, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Somani S, Capua JD, Kim R, Kim JS, Cho SK. Frailty Index is a Significant Predictor of Complications and Readmissions Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion.(Poster)
  • Lee NJ, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Somani S, Capua JD, Kim R, Kim JS, Cho SK. Number of Major Complications as a Predictor for Mortality and Length of Stay in Elective Anterior Lumbar Fusion (ALF) in ACS NSQIP. (Poster)
  • Lee NJ, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Somani S, Capua JD, Kim R, Kim JS, Cho SK. Racial Disparity in Total Hospital Length of Stay for Adults Undergoing Elective ACDF. (Poster)

International Meeting for Advanced Spine Techniques (Valencia, Spain 2014)

  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cho SK, Caridi J. Outcomes of Lumbar Spine Surgery In Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. (Point Presentation)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. The Burden of Clostridium Difficile after Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Point Presentation)

Scoliosis Research Society (Anchorage, AK 2014)

  • Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Skovrlj B, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. The Use of Scoliosis Research Society and Other Patient Centered Outcome Instruments in Pediatric Spinal Deformity: A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Literature 2004-2013. (Poster)

Scoliosis Research Society (Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015)

  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Caridi JM, Mendoza-Lattes SA, Cho SK. Accuracy of the SRS MM Database in Adolsecent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison Between the SRS, NIS and KID Databases. (Podium)

Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Miami, FL 2014)

  • Baird EO, McAnany SJ, Skovrlj B, Overley SC, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. Accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screw placement: Does training level matter? Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum. (Poster)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Phoenix, AZ 2015)

  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Patient Centered Outcome Measures in Traumatic Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Incidence, Complications and Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery.” (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Sarkiss SA, Cho SK, Caridi JM. The Effect of Parkinson’s Disease on Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Podium)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Lovy A, Qureshi SA. Incidence, Comorbidities and Risk of Perioperative Complications in HIV-Positive Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Poster)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Boston, MA 2014)

  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Al Maaieh M, Cho SK, Qureshi SA. Cellular Bone Matrices: Viable Stem Cell-Containing Bone Graft Substitutes. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Cho SK. Utilization of Patient Reported Outcome Instruments in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. The Burden of Clostridium Difficile After Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Cho SK. The Use of Patient Centered Outcome Instruments in Oncological Surgery of the Spine: A Bibliometric Analysis 2004-2014. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Cho SK, Caridi J. Outcomes and Trends of Parkinson’s Disease Patients Undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cutler H, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Cho SK. The Use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Adult Spinal Deformity Over the Past Decade. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Caridi J, Cho SK. Is Age Associated With Increased Complication Rates in Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery? A Review of 34,764 Cases from the Scoliosis Research Society Database 2004-2007. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Controlled Diabetes Mellitus in Patients undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Caridi J, Cho SK. Incidence, Characteristics, Outcomes and Complications in Uncontrolled Diabetic Patients Undergoing Spinal Deformity Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. The Impact of Uncontrolled Diabetes in Patients undergoing Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. National Trends of Cervical Spine Surgery in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Interactive Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Outcomes and Complications in Patients with Controlled Diabetes undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Interactive Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. Cho SK. Outcomes and Complications in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Oral Presentation)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Cutler HS, Al Maaieh M, Connolly J, Cho SK. Patient Centered Outcome Measures in Spine Surgery. (Poster)

Orthopaedic Research Society (Long Beach, CA 2011)

  • Purmessur D, Guzman JZ, Cho SK, Iatridis JC. Notochordal-rich tissue inhibits neurite extension and maintains neural cell viability. Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. (Poster)

Cervical Spine Research Society (Orlando, FL 2014)

  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Lovy A, Hecht AC, Cho SK, Qureshi SA. Incidence, Comorbidities and Risk of Perioperative Complications in HIV-Positive Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Podium)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ; Al-Maaieh M, Qureshi SA. Cellular Bone Matrices: Viable Stem Cell-Containing Bone Graft Substitutes. (Poster)

Cervical Spine Research Society (San Diego, CA 2015)

  • Steinberber J, Leven DM, Skovrlj B, Lee NJ, Kothari P, Guzman JZ, Shin JI, Caridi JM, Cho S. Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Transoral Approaches to the Cervical Spine. (Poster)
  • Leven DM, Skovrlj B, Kothari P, Steinberber J Guzman JZ, Lee NJ, Shin JI, Caridi JM, Cho S. Factors Associated with Morbidity and Mortality in Adults Undergoing Cervical Corpectomy.(Poster)

Cervical Spine Research Society, European Section (London, UK 2015)

  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, McNeill IT, Lovy AJ, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Is Age Associated with Increased Complication Rates in Cervical Spine Surgery? A Review of 11,765 Cases from the Scoliosis Research Society Database 2004-2007. (Podium)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Lovy AJ, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Prevalence, Comorbidities and risk of Perioperative Complications in HIV-Positive Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Proximal facet Joint Violation During Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in the Cervical Spine. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Caridi JM, Cho SK. Effect of Increasing Pedicle Screw Size on Cervical Spinal Canal Diameter. (Poster)
  • Skovrlj B, Al Maaieh M, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. Fusion Rates Following Posterior cervical Laminectomy and Fusion Surgery. (Poster).
  • Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, McAnany S, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC, Cho SK. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Undergoing Elective Cervical Spine Surgery. (Poster)

American Association for Hand Surgery (Paradise Island, Bahamas 2014)

  • Silvestre J, Guzman JZ, Levin LS, Chang B. A Comparison of the Hand Curriculum for Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Residents. (Podium)
  • Silvestre J, Guzman JZ, Levin LS, Chang B. Evaluation of Content and Accessibility of Hand Fellowship Websites. (Podium)
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