Burt Yaszay, M.D.


Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine


Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Stanford University


University of Washington School of Medicine


University of Washington School of Medicine


University of New York

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery




Dr. Burt Yaszay is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After studying biochemistry and cell biology at UC San Diego, he attended Stanford Medical School. Dr. Yaszay went on to complete his residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases.

In his practice, Dr. Yaszay treats scoliosis, including early onset scoliosis, and traumatic injuries. His clinical research investigates scoliosis, including the growing rod operation to treat the condition, and using electronic medical records to improve care.

Dr. Yaszay is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Medical Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and Scoliosis Research Society.

In addition to medicine, Dr. Yaszay enjoys wine and fantasy football.


Biomechanical evaluation of 4 different foundation constructs commonly used in growing spine surgery: are rib anchors comparable to spine anchors
Akbarnia, B, Yaszay, B, Yazici, M, Kabirian, N, Blakemore, L, Strauss, K, Glaser, D, Complex Spine Study Group

Traditional growing rods versus magnetically controlled growing rods for the surgical treatment of early-onset scoliosis: a case-matched 2-year study
Akbarnia, B, Pawelek, J, Cheung, K, Demirkiran, G, Elsebaie, H, Emans, J, Johnston, C, Mundis, G, Noordeen, H, Skaggs, D, Sponseller, P, Thompson, G, Yaszay, B, Yazici, M

The effect of surgeon experience on outcomes of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Cahill, P, Pahys, J, Asghar, J, Yaszay, B, Marks, M, Bastrom, T, Lonner, B, Shah, S, Shufflebarger, H, Newton, P, Betz, R, Samdani, A

Optimal radiographic criteria after selective thoracic fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with a c lumbar modifier: does adherence to current guidelines predict success?
Schulz, J, Asghar, J, Bastrom, T, Shufflebarger, H, Newton, P, Sturm, P, Betz, R, Samdani, A, Yaszay, B, Harms Study Group

Safety of pedicle screws and spinal instrumentation for pediatric patients: comparative analysis between 0-5 year, 5-10 year, and 10-15 year old patients
Fujimori, T, Yaszay, B, Bartley, C, Bastrom, T, Newton, P

Altered disc compression in children with idiopathic low back pain: an upright MRI backpack study
Shymon, SJ, Yaszay, B, Dwek, JR, Proudfoot, JA, Donohue, M, Hargens, AR

Improving diagnostic efficiency: analysis of pelvic MRI versus emergency hip aspiration for suspected hip sepsis
Gottschalk, HP, Moor, MA, Muhamad, AR, Wenger, DR, Yaszay, B

Should shoulder balance determine proximal fusion levels in patients with Lenke 5 curves?
Yaszay, B, Bastrom, T, Newton, P, Harms Study Group

Analysis of intraoperative neuromonitoring events during spinal corrective surgery for idiopathic scoliosis
Buckwalter, J, Yaszay, B, Bastrom, T, Ilgenfritz, R, Newton, P, HSG

The prevalence of postoperative pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and the association with preoperative pain
Bastrom, T, Marks, M, Yaszay, B, Newton, P, Harms Study Group

Deep wound infections after spinal fusion in children with cerebral palsy: a prospective cohort study
Sponseller, P, Jain, A, Shah, S, Samdani, A, Yaszay, B, Newton, P, Thaxton, L, Bastrom, T, Marks, M

Should postoperative pulmonary function be a criterion that affects upper instrumented vertebra selection in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery?
Demura, S, Bastrom, T, Schlechter, J, Yaszay, B, Newton, P, Harms Study Group

Multicenter comparison of the factors important in restoring thoracic kyphosis during posterior instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Monazzam, S, Newton, P, Bastrom, T, Yaszay, B, Harms Study Group

Spondylolisthesis in operative adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: prevalence and results of surgical intervention
Hershman, S, Hochfelder, J, Dean, L, Yaszay, B, Lonner, B

An analysis of cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging findings after normal computed tomographic imaging findings in pediatric trauma patients: Ten-year experience of a level 1 pediatric trauma center
Gargas, J, Yaszay, B, Kruk, P, Bastrom, T, Shellington, D, Khanna, S

Is decompensation preoperatively a risk in Lenke 1C curves?
Demura, S, Yaszay, B, Bastrom, T, Carreau, J, Newton, P, Harms Study Group

Are thoracic curves with a low apex (T11 or T11/T12) really thoracic curves?
Alam, M, Newton, P, Yaszay, B, Bastrom, T, Harms Study Group

Maintenance of thoracic kyphosis in 3D correction thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis using direct vertebral derotation
Demura, S, Yaszay, B, Carreau, J, Upasani, V, Bastrom, T, Bartley, C, Newton, P

Lenke 1C and 5C spinal deformities fused selectively: Five year outcomes of the uninstrumented compensatory curves
Ilgenfritz, R, Yaszay, B, Bastrom, T, Newton, P, Harms Study Group

Surgical treatment of Lenke 1 main thoracic idiopathic scoliosis: results of a prospective, multicenter study
Newton, P, Marks, M, Bastrom, T, Betz, R, Clements, D, Lonner, B, Crawford, A, Shufflebarger, H, O'Brien, M, Yaszay, B; Harms Study Group

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