The Spine Center conducts research and is involved in several trials with the goals of improving treatment methods for scoliosis and other spinal conditions, and determining the cause of scoliosis.
Patients are offered enrollment into the Setting Scoliosis Straight Harms Study Group registry or the Growing Spine Study Group registry as appropriate based on the diagnosis. Our spine surgeons hold leadership positions in these organizations, which are multicenter research groups that utilize the power of large datasets to advance the care of complex spinal conditions. Our patients are the first beneficiaries of the knowledge gained by this research.
- Dr. Peter Newton and colleagues received the prestigious Thomas E. Whitecloud Award at the Scoliosis Research Society’s 28th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) for their abstract “The Harms Study Group Retrospective Comparison Study on Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) versus Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) for Primary Thoracic Curves.”
- Dr. Peter Newton is the current president (2018-19) of the Scoliosis Research Society, a group of 1,000+ world-leading physicians and allied health personnel committed to research and education in the field of spinal deformities. The international society aims to foster optimal care for all spinal deformity patients.
- Burt Yaszay, M.D., and a team of researchers (including Tracey P. Bastrom, M.A., Salil Upasani, M.D., and Peter Newton, M.D.) received the 2018 Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award from the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Yaszay also was the lead investigator on the paper that won best clinical poster. Learn more.
- Dr. Peter Newton is lead author of “Anterior Spinal Growth Tethering for Skeletally Immature Patients with Scoliosis: A Retrospective Look Two to Four Years Postoperatively,” appearing in the October 3, 2018 edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.