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This physician directory lists Miami Children’s Hospital employed physicians, as well as private practice physicians who are solely responsible for the medical services provided by them. All physicians are members of the Miami Children’s Hospital medical staff.

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Jahangir Asghar, M.D.
Status: Active
3100 SW 62 Avenue
MCH Orthopedic Surgery
Miami FL 33155

Phone: (305)662-8366
Fax: (786)268-1745

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Asghar is an attending spine surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedics at Miami Children’s Hospital. He comes to us from the Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, where he was an attending pediatric spine surgeon. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. He served his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School and later completed a fellowship in pediatric spine surgery at the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children. He has also passed his written national Orthopedic Board Examination.

Dr. Asghar is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Scoliosis Research Society, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society. He is one of the designated founding members of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and has published and presented extensively on the treatment of complex pediatric spinal deformities. His special interests are developing minimally invasive techniques for surgical correction of pediatric spinal deformity and mechanisms for growth modulation of the spine.

Experience:

Attending, Spine Surgeon February 2010-present
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, FL 33155

Attending, Spine Surgeon August 2007-September 2009
Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pa 19140

Educational Experience:

Residency Director September 2008-September 2009
Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pa 19140

Post Graduate Training

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.

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

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

 

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

Military Service

Major, United States Army Health Reserves October 2002
Operation Iraqi Freedom Fall 2009-Winter 2010
OIC of Orthopedic & Physical Therapy Dept.

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Eligible
Written Board Completed- July 2006
Oral Board- in collection period

Organization Membership

1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
2. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
a. Candidate member
3. North American Spine Society (NASS)
a. Associate Member
4. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS)
a. Designated Founding Member
5. Fox Pediatric Spine Study Group
6. Harms Study Group
a. Associate
7. AOspine
8. Society for Lateral Access Surgeon (SOLAS)
9. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
10. American Medical Association(AMA)
11. Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society (POS)
12. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
a. Pending

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. 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. 2010 Dec 18

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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. Spine. April 15, 2009

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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. 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

Preparing Manuscript

1. Asghar J, Samdani AF, Cahill, Profound Post Operative Weakness after administration of Dantrium in Patient with Suspected Malignant Hyperthermia after Scoliosis Surgery

2. 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.”


Book Chapters

1. 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.

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

3. 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)

4. Haher T, Asghar J, Latta L Chapter: Biomechanics of Scoliosis and Scoliosis Reduction, HSG: Scoliosis

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

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. 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

8. 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

9. 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

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

3. Asghar J, “Stabilizing the Pediatric Spine after a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury”, Philadelphia Shriner’s Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Education Conference”, June 2008

4. Asghar J, “A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Complex Spinal Deformity” Medicine Grand Rounds, Punta Gorda FL, December 2008

5. Asghar J, “Minimally Invasive Approach to Scoliosis: Proof of Concept” NYU-HJD Spine Grand Rounds, New York City, NY, January 13, 2009

6. Asghar J, “Pediatric Spine Trauma” Miami Children's Hospital ER-Trauma Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, April, 2010

Peer Reviewed Activities

1. Reviewer, Spine Journal May 2010 to present

Course Faculty/Invited Participant

1. Table Instructor, Pediatric Spinal Deformity Course, Depuy Spine, Philadelphia, PA, October 11-12, 2006
2. Table Instructor, Chest Wall Deformity Course, Synthes Spine, Philadelphia PA, November 2006
3. Invited Participant, Medtronic MAST Deformity Focus Meeting, April 10-11, 2008
4. Invited Participant, Medtronic Master in Spine Focus Meeting, April 29, 2008
5. Invited Participant, Depuy MIS Surgeon Think Tank, May 23,2008
6. Instructor, Cadaveric Cervical Spine Course for Residents, Globus Spine, June 7, 2008
7. Course Faculty, “The Role of MIS for Deformity,” 2008 Depuy Spine Advanced Techniques in MIS Bioskills Workshop, Chicago, IL, June 19-20, 2008
8. Invited Participant, “POSNA: Early Onset Scoliosis: Management Principles (Casting, Traction, Fusionless Surgery)”, SRS Annual Meeting, September 2008
9. Faculty, “Rod Second Technique: MIS Correction Techniques for AIS Deformity” Depuy Think Tank: The Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Treatment of Deformity, Raynham, Massachusetts
10. Faculty, Depuy Spinal Deformity Fellows Course, “Genetics and Natural History of Scoliosis”, Las Vegas, NV, February 5-6, 2009
11. Faculty, Peer-to-Peer Deformity Meeting, Coral Gables, Fl, February 20-21, 2009
12. Faculty, Depuy Pediatric Spine Deformity: Residents Course, Philadelphia Pa, May 9, 2009
13. Faculty, SRS: Fusionless Treatment Strategies for Moderate Idiopathic Scoliosis, Philadelphia, Pa, May 6, 2009
14. Faculty, Depuy Spine Advanced MIS Strategies for Deformity, Philadelphia Pa, June 2-3, 2009
15. Faculty, Peer-to-Peer Deformity Meeting, Coral Gables, Fl, February 12-13, 2009