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Director, Crawford Spine Center

Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery

Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Spine deformity, scoliosis, early onset scoliosis and pediatric orthopaedics

Research Interests

 Research interests in spinal deformity and early onset scoliosis.


Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery, Colorectal Disorders, Orthopaedics, Neuromuscular Disorders, Spine, Best Doctors, Chest Wall, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations

My Locations

My Education

MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1981.

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1986.

Fellowship: Russ Spinal Surgery, Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1987; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1988.

Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, 1999, 2010.

MBA: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014.

My Publications

Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sturm PF, Sucato DJ; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Patient satisfaction after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jan 8.

Sturm PF, Zaharski K, Riordan M, Hassani S. Anticipating complications in pediatric deformity surgery: is any preparation necessary in healthy children? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):2211-4.

Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Glassman SD; Spinal Deformity Study Group. The minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22 Appearance, Activity, And Pain domains after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1;35(23):2079-83.

Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Diab M; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Preoperative and perioperative factors effect on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgical outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1867-71.

Bustamante Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Riordan M, Zaharski K, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Analysis of postural stability following posterior spinal fusion in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:127-31.

Cahill PJ, Warnick DE, Lee MJ, Gaughan J, Vogel LE, Hammerberg KW, Sturm PF. Infection after spinal fusion for pediatric spinal deformity: thirty years of experience at a single institution. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 20;35(12):1211-7.

Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Upper extremity inverse dynamics model for crutch-assisted gait assessment. J Biomech. 2010 Jul 20;43(10):2026-31.

Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Using a bi-planar postural stability model to assess children with scoliosis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:7010-3.

Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Bajournaite R, Harris GF. Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. Gait Posture. 2009 Nov;30(4):511-7.

Sanders JO, D'Astous J, Fitzgerald M, Khoury JG, Kishan S, Sturm PF. Derotational casting for progressive infantile scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Sep;29(6):581-7.