Dr. Witham’s research focuses on the surgical treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, dynamic stabilization procedures, and artificial disc surgery. Dr Witham is conducting atrial to assess the efficacy of dynamic lumbar stabilization on the prevention of segment disease. He focuses on long-term outcome studies assessing the efficacy of various surgical approaches to degenerative spine diseases.
Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Bydon A, McGirt MJ, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. En
Bloc Resection of Sacral Chordomas Aided by Frameless Stereotactic Image Guidance: A Technical Note.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul 16.
Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, M D AB, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Endoscopic
Image‐Guided Transcervical Odontoidectomy: Outcomes of 15 Patients with Basilar Invagination.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Xu R, Bydon M, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A.Safety and efficacy of
rhBMP2 in posterior cervical spinal fusion for subaxial degenerative spine disease:Analysis of outcomes
in 204 patients. Surg Neurol Int. 2011; 2:109. Epub 2011 Aug 13.
Xu R, Ritzl EK, Sait M, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. A role for motor and
somatosensory evoked potentials during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for patients without
myelopathy: Analysis of 57 consecutive cases. Surg Neurol Int. 2011; 2:133. Epub 2011 Sep 30.
Veeravagu A, Ponnusamy K, Jiang B, Bydon M, McGirt M, Gottfried ON, Witham T, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon
A. Renal osteodystrophy: Neurosurgical considerations and challenges. World Neurosurg. 2011 Nov 1.
[Epub ahead of print]
Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Black JH 3rd, Simmons O, Suk I, Witham TF, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP. 5‐Level
spondylectomy for en bloc resection of thoracic chordoma:case report. Neurosurgery. 2011 Dec; 69(2
Suppl Operative):onsE248‐55; discussion onsE255‐6.
Molina CA, Sarabia‐Estrada R, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM. Delayed
onset of paralysis and slowed tumor growth following in situ placement of recombinant human bone
morphogenetic protein 2 within spine tumors in a rat model of metastatic breast cancer. J Neurosurg
Spine. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Dasenbrock HH, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of insurance
status on outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases. Cancer. 2012 Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27388.
[Epub ahead of print]
Dasenbrock HH, Pradilla G, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of weekend hospital
admission on the timing of intervention and outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases.
Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar; 70(3):586‐93.
Laufer I, Sciubba DM, Madera M, Bydon A, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Surgical management
of metastatic spinal tumors. Cancer Control. 2012 Apr; 19(2): 122‐8
Dasenbrock HH, Juraschek SP, Schultz LR, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A.
The efficacy of minimally invasive discectomy compared with open discectomy: a meta‐analysis of
prospective randomized controlled trials. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 May; 16(5): 452‐62.
Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of provider
volume on the outcomes after surgery for lumbar stenosis. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jun;70(6): 1346‐54
McGloughlin GS, Sciubba DM, Chaichana KL, McGirt MJ, Bettagowda C, Wolinsky JP, Fourney DR,
Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. Postoperative infection of the instrumented spine: a review of 1,332
procedures over 5 years. J Neurosurg Spine, In Press.