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


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


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Stanford University


University of Washington School of Medicine


University of Washington School of Medicine


University of New York

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery




Dr. Burt Yaszay is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate 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.


Restoration of Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis over a Twenty-Year Period: Are We Getting Better?
Bodendorfer BM, Shah SA, Bastrom TP, Lonner BS, Yaszay B, Samdani AF, Miyanji F, Cahill PJ, Sponseller PD, Betz RR, Clements DH 3rd, Lenke LG, Shufflebarger HL, Marks MC, Newton PO, Harms Study Group.

Three-dimensional analysis of spinal deformity correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: comparison of two distinct techniques.
Sikora-Klak J, Upasani VV, Ilharreborde B, Cross M, Bastrom TP, Mazda K, Yaszay B, Newton PO

Major complications following surgical correction of spine deformity in 257 patients with cerebral palsy.
Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Sponseller PD, Abel M, Cahill PJ, Shah SA, Miyanji F, Samdani AF, Daquino C, Newton PO

Comparing short-term AIS post-operative complications between ACS-NSQIP and a surgeon study group.
Bauer JM, Shah SA, Sponseller PD, Samdani AF, Newton PO, Marks MC, Lonner BS, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group.

Three-dimensional analysis of the sagittal profile in surgically treated Lenke 5 curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Shen K, Clement RC, Yaszay B, Bastrom T, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Minimally displaced pediatric humerus lateral condyle fractures: risk factors for displacement and outcomes of delayed surgery.
Edmonds EW, Bland DC, Bastrom TP, Smith MM, Upasani VV, Yaszay B, Pennock AT

Associations between three-dimensional measurements of the spinal deformity and preoperative SRS-22 scores in patients undergoing surgery for major thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Ohashi M, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO, Harms Study Group.

A 3D Parameter Can Guide Concave Rod Contour for the Correction of Hypokyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Kluck D, Newton PO, Sullivan TB, Yaszay B, Jeffords M, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE

Growth-preserving instrumentation in early-onset scoliosis patients with multi-level congenital anomalies.
Clement RC, Yaszay B, McClung A, Bartley CE, Nabizadeh N, Skaggs DL, Thompson GH, Boachie-Adjei O, Sponseller PD, Shah SA, Sanders JO, Pawelek J, Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Growing Spine Study Group.

Anterior Spinal Growth Modulation in Skeletally Immature Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison with Posterior Spinal Fusion at 2 to 5 Years Postoperatively.
Newton PO, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Kluck DG, Saito W, Yaszay B

MRI utilization and rates of abnormal pretreatment MRI findings in early-onset scoliosis: review of a global cohort.
Williams BA, McClung A, Blakemore LC, Shah SA, Pawelek JB, Sponseller PD, Parent S, Emans JB, Sturm PF, Yaszay B, Akbarnia BA, Pediatric Spine Study Group.

Prolonged Postoperative Intubation After Spinal Fusion in Cerebral Palsy: Are There Modifiable Risk Factors and Associated Consequences?
LaValva SM, Baldwin K, Swarup I, Flynn JM, Pahys JM, Yaszay B, Abel MF, Bachmann K, Shah SA, Sponseller PD, Cahill PJ, Harms Study Group#.

Of Major Complication Types, Only Deep Infections After Spinal Fusion Are Associated With Worse Health-related Outcomes in Children With Cerebral Palsy.
Eguia F, Nhan DT, Shah SA, Jain A, Samdani AF, Yaszay B, Pahys JM, Marks MC, Sponseller PD, Harms Study Group.

The variability in the management of acute surgical site infections: an opportunity for the development of a best practice guideline.
Bachmann KR, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Vitale M, Roye BD, Marks MC, Sponseller PD, Asghar J, Samdani AF, Newton PO

Screening Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Systems for Catheter Patency via Catheter Access Port Aspiration.
Skalsky AJ, Dalal P, Le J, Ewing E, Yaszay B

Spinal rod gripping capacity: how do 5.5/6.0-mm dual-diameter screws compare?
Kluck DG, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Marino NE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Quality improvement in post-operative opioid and benzodiazepine regimen in adolescent patients after posterior spinal fusion.
Lindgren AM, Bennett R, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Prospective 10-year follow-up assessment of spinal fusions for thoracic AIS: radiographic and clinical outcomes.
Newton PO, Ohashi M, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Yaszay B, Marks MC, Betz R, Lenke LG, Clements D

Do seizures compromise correction maintenance after spinal fusion in cerebral palsy scoliosis?
Abousamra O, Sullivan BT, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Newton PO, Sponseller PD

Obesity Is Associated With Increased Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and Nonscoliotic Adolescents.
Valdovino AG, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Cross M, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

The Lumbosacral Takeoff Angle Can Be Used to Predict the Postoperative Lumbar Cobb Angle Following Selective Thoracic Fusion in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Bachmann KR, Lu E, Novicoff WM, Newton PO, Abel MF, Buckland A, Samdani A, Jain A, Lonner B, Yaszay B, Reilly C, Hedequist D, Clements D, Miyanji F, Shufflebarger H, Flynn J, Asghar J, Thiong JMM, Pahys J, Harms J, Bachmann K, Lenke L, Glotzbecker M, Kelly M, Vitale M, Marks M, Gupta M, Fletcher N, Cahill P, Sponseller P, Gabos P, Newton P, Betz R, Lehman R, George S, Hwang S, Shah S, Errico T, Upasani V, Harms Study Group., Harms Study Group Investigators.

The Role of Cross-Links in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Cerebral Palsy-Related Scoliosis.
Usmani MF, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Newton PO, Marks MC, Sponseller PD

Os Odontoideum in Children: Treatment Outcomes and Neurological Risk Factors.
Helenius IJ, Bauer JM, Verhofste B, Sponseller PD, Krengel WF, Hedequist D, Cahill PJ, Larson AN, Pahys JM, Anderson JT, Martus JE, Yaszay B, Phillips JH

Growth Friendly Surgery and Serial Cast Correction in the Treatment of Early-onset Scoliosis for Patients With Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Oore J, Connell B, Yaszay B, Samdani A, Hilaire TS, Flynn T, El-Hawary R, Children’s Spine Study Group., Growing Spine Study Group.

Improving Health-related Quality of Life for Patients With Nonambulatory Cerebral Palsy: Who Stands to Gain From Scoliosis Surgery?
Miller DJ, Flynn JJM, Pasha S, Yaszay B, Parent S, Asghar J, Abel MF, Pahys JM, Samdani A, Hwang SW, Narayanan UG, Sponseller PD, Cahill PJ, Harms Study Group.

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