Burt Yaszay, M.D.


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma


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.


Intraspinal Pathology Associated with Pediatric Scoliosis: A Ten-Year Review Analyzing the Effect of Neurosurgery on Scoliosis Curve Progression.
Jankowski PP, Bastrom T, Ciacci JD, Yaszay B, Levy ML, Newton PO

Factors in Surgical Decision Making for Thoracolumbar/Lumbar AIS: It's About More Than Just the Curve Magnitude.
Souder C, Newton PO, Shah SA, Lonner BS, Bastrom TP, Yaszay B

Evaluation of Fetal First and Second Cervical Vertebrae: Normal or Abnormal?
Henderson P, Desai IP, Pettit K, Benke S, Brouha SS, Romine LE, Beeker K, Chuang NA, Yaszay B, Van Houten L, Pretorius DH

Quantifying Anesthesia Exposure in Growing Rod Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis.
Goldstein MJ, Kabirian N, Pawelek JB, Arandi NR, Mundis GM Jr, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Akbarnia BA

Case-Matched Comparison of Spinal Fusion Versus Growing Rods for Progressive Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Immature Patients.
Pawelek JB, Yaszay B, Nguyen S, Newton PO, Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Harms Study Group, Growing Spine Study Group

Does Leveling the Upper Thoracic Spine Have Any Impact on Postoperative Clinical Shoulder Balance in Lenke 1 and 2 Patients?
Amir D, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Newton PO

Surgical Correction of Scoliosis in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: 30-Year Experience.
Scannell BP, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Newton PO, Mubarak SJ

Special article: Update on the magnetically controlled growing rod: tips and pitfalls.
Cheung JP, Cahill P, Yaszay B, Akbarnia BA, Cheung KM

Electronic Medical Record Adoption: The Effect on Efficiency, Completeness, and Accuracy in an Academic Orthopaedic Practice.
Hollenbeck SM, Bomar JD, Wenger DR, Yaszay B

Postoperative Perfection: Ceiling Effects and Lack of Discrimination With Both SRS-22 and -24 Outcomes Instruments in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
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

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