, 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.


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.

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

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.

What Factors Are Associated With Kyphosis Restoration in Lordotic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients?
Newton PO, Wu KW, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Upasani VV, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group.

A three-dimensional analysis of scoliosis progression in non-idiopathic scoliosis: is it similar to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Bachmann KR, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Upasani VV, Newton PO, Harms Study Group Investigators.

The Pros and Cons of Operating Early Versus Late in the Progression of Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis.
Hollenbeck SM, Yaszay B, Sponseller PD, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Asghar J, Abel MF, Miyanji F, Newton PO

Ten-Year Outcomes of Selective Fusions for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Louer C Jr, Yaszay B, Cross M, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Shah SA, Lonner B, Cahill PJ, Samdani A, Upasani VV, Newton PO

L3 translation predicts when L3 is not distal enough for an "ideal" result in Lenke 5 curves.
Phillips L, Yaszay B, Bastrom TP, Shah SA, Lonner BS, Miyanji F, Samdani AF, Parent S, Asghar J, Cahill PJ, Newton PO

Rigid segmental cervical spine instrumentation is safe and efficacious in younger children.
Mitchell A, Upasani VV, Bartley CE, Newton PO, Yaszay B

The Effect of the Level of Training of the First Assistant on the Outcomes of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery.
Talathi NS, Flynn JM, Pahys JM, Samdani AF, Yaszay B, Lonner BS, Miyanji F, Shah SA, Cahill PJ

Progressive decline in pulmonary function 5 years post-operatively in patients who underwent anterior instrumentation for surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Yaszay B, Jankowski PP, Bastrom TP, Lonner B, Betz R, Shah S, Asghar J, Miyanji F, Samdani A, Newton PO

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