Dr. Sciubba’s current research interests focus on developing new treatment options for the management of spine tumors, creating and refining new animal models of spine tumors, biomechanically evaluating current and novel spine instrumentation constructs, and assessing the efficacy of surgical and medical therapeutics for spinal pathology through prospective and retrospective outcomes studies.
Dr. Sciubba's Neurosurgery Spinal Research Laboratory seeks to improve care and surgical outcomes for patients with spinal problems through basic, translational, and clinically based research.
His Spinal Oncology Laboratory for Translational Molecular Genetics investigates the mechanism of metastasis in spine tumors and developing animal models and treatments to improve understanding of cancer cells' metastasis to the bony spine.
Dr. Sciubba also serves as a Co-Investigator of the Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory. The Spinal Column Biomechanics Laboratory studies a wide array of tools and techniques to improve spinal surgery outcomes for patients.
Lab Website: Neurosurgery Spine Research Lab
Clinical Trial Keywords:
spinal column tumor, spinal cord tumor, degenerative spine disease, degenerative disc disease, spinal deformity, surgical treatment, spine surgery, spinal diseases, spine, low back pain, back pain, spinal cord
Bydon M, Macki M, Kaloostian P, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Belzberg AJ, Bydon A, Witham TF. "Incidence and Prognostic Factors of C5 Palsy: A Clinical Study of 1,001 Cases and Review of the Literature." Neurosurgery. 2014 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print].
Bydon M, Xu R, Santiago-Dieppa D, Macki M, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. "Adjacent-segment disease in 511 cases of posterolateral instrumented lumbar arthrodesis: floating fusion versus distal construct including the sacrum." J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print].
Parker SL, Amin AG, Santiago-Dieppa D, Liauw JA, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. "Incidence and Clinical Significance of Vascular Encroachment Resulting from Free Hand Placement of Pedicle Screws in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Analysis of 6,816 Consecutive Screws." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print].
Lina IA, Puvanesarajah V, Liauw JA, Lo SF, Santiago-Dieppa DR, Hwang L, Mao A, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan Z, Holmes C, Witham TF. "Quantitative study of parathyroid hormone (1-34) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 on spinal fusion outcomes in a rabbit model of lumbar dorsolateral intertransverse process arthrodesis." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Mar 1;39(5):347-55. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000169.
Mathios D, Kaloostian PE, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. "A novel method of anterior lumbosacral cage reconstruction." J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Feb;20(2):204-8. doi: 10.3171/2013.11.SPINE13518. Epub 2013 Dec 6.