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Hamid Hassanzadeh, M.D.

Hamid Hassanzadeh, M.D.

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4.5out of 5
82 Ratings
  • Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery at NCR
  • Professor (PAR) of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Farsi, German

Expertise

Cervical Spine Deformity, Cervical Spine Disease, Cervical Spine Revision Surgery, Complex Cervical Spine Reconstruction Surgery, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Deformity Spine Surgery, Degenerative Disc Disease, Kyphosis, Lumbar Spine Diseases, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Revision Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Tumors, Spine Surgery ...read more

Research Interests

improving outcomes of spinal surgeries in adult and elderly patients; motion preservation; outcomes after minimally invasive procedures ...read more

Background

Hamid Hassanzadeh, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine conditions and disorders. He treats patients with back and neck pain due to degenerative disk disease, complex and simple spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal infections, spinal tumors and spinal trauma. He is experienced in a variety of spine procedures, including minimally invasive and robotic spine surgery and disk replacement.

A Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and division chief of Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgery in the National Capital Region, Dr. Hassanzadeh came to Johns Hopkins from the University of Virginia, where he was a tenured associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, director of the spine surgery fellowship, co-director of the UVA Spine Center and director of spine research. 

Dr. Hassanzadeh received his medical degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, followed by a two-year neurosurgery residency at Westküstenklinikum Heide. He went on to complete his orthopaedic internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a spine surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and a pediatric spine surgery fellowship at Shriners Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Hassanzadeh is dedicated to educating the next generation of orthopaedic spine specialists. He accomplished this in his previous role as director of a spine surgery fellowship, as a mentor to several postdoctoral fellows, as an instructor of multiple national and international training courses, and as an author of numerous talks and research publications.

Dr. Hassanzadeh’s research interests include improving outcomes of spinal surgeries in adult and elderly patients, motion preservation, and outcomes after minimally invasive procedures. He is an award-winning researcher, has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 40 textbook chapters and presented in many conferences and invited talks in the U.S. and internationally. His clinical care excellence earned him a spot on the Best Doctors in America list in 2019–20.

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Titles

  • Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery at NCR
  • Professor (PAR) of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Hamburg (2005)

Residencies

  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Neurosurgery; Westkuestenklinikum Heide (2008)

Fellowships

  • Spine; Rush Medical Center Chicago (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Hassanzadeh H, Bell J, Bhatia M, Puvanesarajah V. Incidental Durotomy In Lumbar Spine Surgery: Risk Factors, Complications, and Perioperative Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020; In Press.

Passias PG, Brown A, Alas H, Bortz CA, Pierce KE, Hassanzadeh H, Labaran L, Puvanesarajah V, Vasquez-Montes D, Wang E, Ihejirika RC, Diebo BG, Lafage V, Lafage R, Sciubba D, Janjua MB, Protopsaltis T, Buckland A, Gerling M, A cost benefit analysis of increasing surgical technology in lumbar spine fusion. Spine J. 2020; In Press.

Bell J, Vatani J, Raad M, Labaran L, Puvanesarajah V, Hassanzadeh H. Clostridium Difficile Infection Following Spine Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Association with Preoperative Antibiotic Use. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020; In press.

Jain N, Labaran L, Phillips F, Khan S, Jain A, Kebaish K, Hassanzadeh H. Prevalence of Osteoporosis Treatment and Its Effect on Post-operative Complications, Revision Surgery and Costs After Multi-level Spinal Fusion. Global Spine J. 2020; In press.

Harris AB, Zhang B, Marrache M, Puvanesarajah V, Raad M, Hassanzadeh H, Bicket M, Jain A. Chronic Opioid Use Following Lumbar Discectomy: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Current Trends in the United States. Neurospine. May 2020; In Press.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • John H. Moe Award for Best Basic Research E-Poster, 51st SRS Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
  • Whitecloud Award Nominee, IMAST 2016, 2016
  • Top 10 Spine Poster and Highlight Poster of American Poster Tour, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
  • Scoliosis Research Society Edgar G. Dawson Travelling Fellowship 2015, 2015
  • NASS Best Poster Presentation, North American Spine Society, Annual Meeting, 2015

Memberships

  • SKK Steering committee, 2019
  • AAOS Fellowship Education Coalition, 2019
  • The American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program, 2015
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Candidate Member, 2015
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), Member, 2015
  • ISASS – Publications Committee, 2015
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society (VOS), Member, 2014
  • MTF Board of trustees, Alternate Representative, 2014
  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Member, 2009
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow, 2008
  • German Medical Association (Deutsche Ärztekammer), Member, 2006

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Navigation in Cervical Spine Surgery
    Talk, 26th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Amsterdam, Netherland (07/19/2019)
  • Sacropelvic Fixation: Open an MIS
    Talk, 17th Annual Symposium “State of Spine Surgery - A Think Tank”, Aruba (06/29/2019)
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Patients
    Talk, Johns Hopkins University (11/12/2020)
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • How Pre-Op Planning, Navigation, and Robotic Guidance are 01/24/2020 Changing Spine Surgery
    Talk, Spine: Base to Summit, Vail, CO (01/24/2020)
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Patients
    Talk, New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases (08/02/2019)
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 4.6 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 4.4 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 4.4 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 4.6 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.4 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.5 Overall Rating by Patient

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4.5 out of 5 (82 Ratings, 28 Comments)
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