VBT and VBS Scoliosis Physicians

Below is a list of surgeons performing Vertebral Body Stapling (VBS) and/or Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT).

This list is intended to assist you in finding the appropriate physician for your family.  We encourage you to learn more about these surgeons before making a choice for your family.  The Pediatric Spine Foundation cannot take any responsibility for the actions or performance of these physicians.

Revised September 2018


 

Darryl Antonacci, MD   VBS and VBT
Institute for Spine and Scoliosis
3100 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and
800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 301
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (609) 912-1500
Contact: Janet Cerrone, PA-C
jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com
www.spineandscoliosis.com
Randal R. Betz, MD VBS and VBT
Institute for Spine and Scoliosis
3100 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and
800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 301
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (609) 912-1500
Contact: Janet Cerrone, PA-C
jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com
www.spineandscoliosis.com
John Braun, MD   VBT
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
Tel: (603) 650-8678
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org
Patrick J Cahill, MD  VBS and VBT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Suzanne Manzoni
manzonis@email.chop.edu
Tel. 215-590-7364
www.chop.edu
Jeffrey Cassidy, MD   VBT
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
35 Michigan Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel: (616) 267-2443
Contact: Mackenzie
www.helendevoschildrens.org
John A Churchill, MD VBS
Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida
15821 Hollyfern Court
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Tel: (239) 432-5100
www.pedsortho.net
Laury Cuddihy, MD   VBS and VBT
Institute for Spine and Scoliosis
3100 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and
800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 301
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (609) 912-1500
Contact: Janet Cerrone, PA-C
jcerrone@spineandscoliosis.com
www.spineandscoliosis.com
Mohammed Diab, MD VBS and VBT
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Tel: (415) 353-2967 or (415) 353-9384
Contact: Marcos Merino
www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org
Lawrence Haber, MD VBT
Director of Pediatric Spine
Ochsner Hospital for Children
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
Tel. (504) 842-3970 or (504) 842-8705
Anna.Strahan@Ochsner.org
Lawrence.Haber@Ochsner.org
Dan Hoernschemeyer, MD VBT
204 N. Keene Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Tel: (573) 882-1351
Office Manager: Holly Wheatley
www.spinedocforkids.com
A. Noelle Larson, MD VBT
Associate Professor
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Scoliosis
Mayo Clinic
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Tel. (507) 284-3660
Fax (507) 284-5539
sharing.mayoclinic.org/2016/04/13/new-surgery-for-scoliosis-keeps-teen-agile-and-active
www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/larson-a-noelle-m-d/bio-20055469
Baron Lonner, MD VBS and VBT
Director, Scoliosis and Spine Associates
820 2nd Avenue, #7A
New York, NY 10017
Tel. (212) 986-0140
www.scoliosisassociates.com
Scott Luhmann, MD VBS and VBT
Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis
2001 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131-3597
Tel. (314) 432-3600
Contact: Janet Schick, RN
www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Todd Milbrandt, MD VBT
Associate Professor
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Scoliosis
Mayo Clinic
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Tel. (507) 284-3660
Fax (507) 284-5539
Peter O. Newton, MD VBT
Rady Children’s Hospital
3030 Children’s Way, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (858) 966-6789
Contact: Amy Kagar
www.rchsd.org
Joshua Pahys, MD   VBS and VBT
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Philadelphia
3551 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tel: (800) 281-4102 or (215) 430-4140
Contact: Crystal James (Intake Coordinator)
www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Amer Samdani, MD VBS and VBT
Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia
3551 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tel: (800) 281-4102 or (215) 430-4140
Contact: Crystal James (Intake Coordinator)
www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Richard M Schwend, MD VBS
Children’s Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Tel: (816) 234-3075
Contact: Valorie Thomas, PNP
www.childrensmercy.org
Burt Yaszay, MD   VBT
Rady Children’s Hospital
3030 Children’s Way, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (858) 966-6789
Contact: Amy Hager
www.rchsd.org

 


 

International

CANADA
Ron El-Hawary, MD VBS, VBT
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Tel. 902-470-7245/6533
Fax. 902-470-7341

Firoz Miyanji, MD VBT
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street, 1D-65
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
Tel. 604-875-2651

Stefan Parent, MD VBT
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Montreal
1003 Boulevard Decarie
Montreal, Quebec H4A 0A9
Tel. 514-842-4464
– or –
McGill University Health Center
2300 Tupper, C-521
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3
Tel. 514-842-4464

GERMANY
Per D. Trobisch, MD VBT
St. Brigida Eifel Clinic
Kammerbruchstr. 8
52152 Simmerath
Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 2473 892325
per.trobisch@st-brigida.de
www.st-brigida.de

INDIA
Sajan K. Hegde, MD VBT
Apollo Children’s Hospital
No. 15, Shafee Mohammed Road
Chennai 600 006
India
+91 44 2829 8282/6262
www.apollohositals.com/Apollo_Children
www.spinesurgeryindia.com

NEW ZEALAND
John Ferguson, MD VBT
Level 1
90 Greenlane Road East
Remuera
Auckland
New Zealand
office@abjs.co.nz
www.drjohnferguson.co.nz

TURKEY
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Alanay VBT
Director Comprehensive Spine Center
Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Buyukdere Cad. 40 Maslak
34457 Istanbul
Turkey
Tel. +902123043636
Cell: +905322766816
Fax: +902122862088
aalanay@gmail.com

TURKEY
Azmi Hamzaoglu, MD VBT
Istanbul Spine Center
Istanbul Florence Nightengale Hospital
Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. No. 164 34381
Sisli / Istanbul
Turkey
Tel. +905327308888
hamzaoglua@gmail.com
Contact: Meric Enercan, MD
Tel. +905055618828 or +902123756162
meric.enercan@florence.com.tr

SPAIN
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Olaverri MD, PhD VBT
Director, Spine Center
Neurogrup
C/ Ceriognola no 14 Bajos
Barcelona
Spain
Tel. +34 92 211 89 91
neurogrup@neurogrup.es

UNITED KINGDOM
(Mr) Jason Bernard, MD VBT
Parkside Hospital
Wimbledon
London SW 19 5NX
Tel. 020-8944-0665
Contact: Claire Eglington
ceglington@wimbledonclinics.co.uk
www.wimbledonclinics.co.uk
Operates at St. George’s Hospital,
London