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.


Post-Operative Perfection: Ceiling Effects and Lack of Discrimination with Both SRS-22 and 24 Outcomes Instruments In Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients.
Bastrom TP, Bartley C, Marks MC, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning Versus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Type II Lateral Condyle Humerus Fractures in Children Displaced >2 mm.
Pennock AT, Salgueiro L, Upasani VV, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Yaszay B

Rate and Risk Factors for Delayed Healing Following Surgical Treatment of Lateral Condyle Humerus Fractures in Children.
Salgueiro L, Roocroft JH, Bastrom TP, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT, Upasani VV, Yaszay B

Although inconvenient, baclofen pumps do not complicate scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy.
Yaszay B, Scannell BP, Bomar JD, Sponseller PD, Shah SA, Asghar J, Samdani AF, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

Scoliosis, spinal fusion, and intrathecal baclofen pump implantation.
Scannell B, Yaszay B

Optimal radiographical criteria after selective thoracic fusion for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with a C lumbar modifier: does adherence to current guidelines predict success?
Schulz J, Asghar J, Bastrom T, Shufflebarger H, Newton PO, Sturm P, Betz RR, Samdani AF, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group

The effect of surgeon experience on outcomes of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Cahill PJ, Pahys JM, Asghar J, Yaszay B, Marks MC, Bastrom TP, Lonner BS, Shah SA, Shufflebarger HL, Newton PO, Betz RR, Samdani AF

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

Altered disc compression in children with idiopathic low back pain: an upright magnetic resonance imaging 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

Deep wound infections after spinal fusion in children with cerebral palsy: a prospective cohort study.
Sponseller PD, Jain A, Shah SA, Samdani A, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Thaxton LM, Bastrom TP, Marks MC

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

Prevalence of postoperative pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and the association with preoperative pain.
Bastrom TP, Marks MC, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

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 I 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 TP, Carreau J, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

Negative pressure therapy for closed spine incisions: a pilot study.
Glaser DA, Farnsworth CL, Varley ES, Nunn TA, Sayad-Shah M, Breisch EA, Yaszay B

Lenke 1C and 5C spinal deformities fused selectively: 5-year outcomes of the uninstrumented compensatory curves.
Ilgenfritz RM, Yaszay B, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

Surgical treatment of Lenke 1 main thoracic idiopathic scoliosis: results of a prospective, multicenter study.
Newton PO, Marks MC, Bastrom TP, Betz R, Clements D, Lonner B, Crawford A, Shufflebarger H, OʼBrien M, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group

Adding thoracic fusion levels in Lenke 5 curves: risks and benefits.
Lark RK, Yaszay B, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Harms Study Group

A method for assessing axial vertebral rotation based on differential rod curvature on the lateral radiograph.
Liu RW, Yaszay B, Glaser D, Bastrom TP, Newton PO

Which Lenke 1A curves are at the greatest risk for adding-on... and why?
Cho RH, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Newton PO

Innovation in growing rod technique: a study of safety and efficacy of a magnetically controlled growing rod in a porcine model.
Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM Jr, Salari P, Yaszay B, Pawelek JB

Surgeon learning curve for pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures.
Liu RW, Roocroft J, Bastrom T, Yaszay B

Efficacy of hemivertebra resection for congenital scoliosis: a multicenter retrospective comparison of three surgical techniques.
Yaszay B, O'Brien M, Shufflebarger HL, Betz RR, Lonner B, Shah SA, Boachie-Adjei O, Crawford A, Letko L, Harms J, Gupta MC, Sponseller PD, Abel MF, Flynn J, Macagno A, Newton PO

Are antifibrinolytics helpful in decreasing blood loss and transfusions during spinal fusion surgery in children with cerebral palsy scoliosis?
Dhawale AA, Shah SA, Sponseller PD, Bastrom T, Neiss G, Yorgova P, Newton PO, Yaszay B, Abel MF, Shufflebarger H, Gabos PG, Dabney KW, Miller F

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