Comron Saifi, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Saifi treats adults and children with spinal deformity, including kyphosis and scoliosis. He has specialized training in pediatric and adult spinal deformity surgery at Columbia University, Rush University, and Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago.

Previously Dr. Saifi was the director of clinical spine research in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania he was also a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics given his clinical research in this field.

Publications

Biomechanical analysis of complications following T10-Pelvis spinal fusion: A population based computational study
Nguyen, AQ, Rodriguez, C, Kumar, R, Gupta, S, Anderson, DE & Saifi, C 2024, , Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 165, 111969, pp. 111969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2024.111969

Customized 3-dimensional–printed Vertebral Implants for Spinal Reconstruction After Tumor Resection A Systematic Review
Hirase, T, Vemu, SM, Boddapati, V, Ling, JF, So, M, Saifi, C, Marco, RAW & Bird, JE 2024, , Clinical Spine Surgery, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 31-39. https://doi.org/10.1097/BSD.0000000000001462

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy A Concept Review and Clinical Approach
Gallagher, DO, Taghlabi, KM, Bondar, K & Saifi, C 2024, , Clinical Spine Surgery, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/BSD.0000000000001463

Ninety day adverse events following single level posterior lumbar interbody fusion in patients with sickle cell disease
Dhodapkar, MM, Halperin, SJ, Saifi, C, Whang, P, Grauer, JN & Varthi, A 2024, , Spine Journal, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 807-811. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2023.11.025

Transabdominal motor evoked potential neuromonitoring of lumbosacral spine surgery
Allison, DW, Verma, A, Holman, PJ, Huang, M, Trask, TW, Barber, S, Cockrell, AR, Weber, MR, Brooks, DW, Delgado, L, Steele, WJ, Sellin, JN, Gressot, LV, Lambert, B, Ma, BB, Faraji, AH & Saifi, C 2024, , Spine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2024.04.029

Comparison of Staged vs Same-Day Circumferential Spinal Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity
Albayar, A, Santangelo, G, Spadola, M, MacAluso, D, Ali, ZS, Saifi, C, Heintz, J, Han, X, Bilker, W, Malhotra, N, Welch, WC, Wathen, C, Dagli, MM, Ghenbot, Y, Yoon, J, Arlet, V & Ozturk, AK 2023, , International Journal of Spine Surgery, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 843-855. https://doi.org/10.14444/8548

Short-term and Long-term Complications of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
Nguyen, AQ, Credille, K & Saifi, C 2023, , Clinical Spine Surgery, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 404-410. https://doi.org/10.1097/BSD.0000000000001541

Pelvic Fixation With a Quad-Rod Technique Using S2 Alar Iliac and Medialized Entry Iliac Screws for Long Fusion Constructs
Sherif, S, Ling, J, Zapolsky, I, Falk, DP, Bondar, K, Arlet, V & Saifi, C 2023, , Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Global Research and Reviews, vol. 7, no. 8, e22.00251. https://doi.org/10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-22-00251

Preoperative Predictors of Survival in Patients With Spinal Metastatic Disease
Miranda, SP, Sullivan, PZ, Albayar, A, Ramayya, AG, Blue, R, Ali, ZS, Malhotra, N, Marcotte, P, Yoon, J, Saifi, C, Welch, WC, Schuster, J & Ozturk, AK 2023, , International Journal of Spine Surgery, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 557-563. https://doi.org/10.14444/8444

At-Risk Tackling Techniques and Effectiveness in NCAA Division I Collegiate Football
Hirase, T, Bondar, K, Doucet, D, Moore, B, Saifi, C & Marco, RAW 2023, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 23259671231182968. https://doi.org/10.1177/23259671231182968

Crossing the cervicothoracic junction: an evaluation of radiographic alignment, functional outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes
Aflatooni, J, Mohanty, S, Angelov, I, Hirase, T, Bondar, K, Kakareka, M, Saucedo, J, Casper, D & Saifi, C 2023, , Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 653-661. https://doi.org/10.3171/2023.1.SPINE221013

Clinical Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Before Spinal Fusion: A Systematic Review
Luxenburg, D, Bondar, K, Syros, A, Mohile, N, Lee, D, Rasoulinejad, P, Saifi, C & Donnally, C 2023, , World neurosurgery, vol. 170, pp. 107-113.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2022.11.049

Should patients with lumbar stenosis and grade I spondylolisthesis be treated differently based on spinopelvic alignment? A retrospective, two-year, propensity matched, comparison of patient-reported outcome measures and clinical outcomes from multiple sites within a single health system
Mohanty, S, Barchick, S, Kadiyala, M, Lad, M, Rouhi, AD, Vadali, C, Albayar, A, Ozturk, AK, Khalsa, A, Saifi, C & Casper, DS 2023, , Spine Journal, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 92-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2022.08.020

Preoperative Serum Albumin Level Predicts Length of Stay and Perioperative Adverse Events Following Vertebral Corpectomy and Posterior Stabilization for Metastatic Spine Disease
Hirase, T, Taghlabi, KM, Cruz-Garza, JG, Faraji, AH, Marco, RAW & Saifi, C 2023, , Global Spine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/21925682231163814

Response to Letter Regarding “Predictive Value of Preoperative Serum Albumin in Patients With Metastatic Spine Diseases: A Statistical Comment”
Cruz-Garza, JG, Hirase, T, Bhenderu, LS, Taghlabi, KM, Faraji, AH, Marco, RAW & Saifi, C 2024, , Global Spine Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1098-1099. https://doi.org/10.1177/21925682231172165

Anterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery associated with lower risk of stroke, pneumonia, and infection compared to posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery
McCluskey, LC, Angelov, I, Wu, VJ, Gupta, S, Saifi, C & Cyriac, M 2022, , North American Spine Society Journal, vol. 12, 100182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2022.100182

Comparison of postoperative outcomes in patients with and without osteoporosis undergoing single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Kammien, AJ, Galivanche, AR, Joo, PY, Elaydi, A, Whang, P, Saifi, C, Grauer, JN & Varthi, A 2022, , North American Spine Society Journal, vol. 12, 100174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2022.100174

A comparison of in-hospital outcomes after elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in cases with and without Parkinson's Disease
Galivanche, AR, Schneble, CA, David, WB, Mercier, MR, Kammien, AJ, Ottesen, TD, Saifi, C, Whang, PG, Grauer, JN & Varthi, AG 2022, , North American Spine Society Journal, vol. 12, 100164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2022.100164

Demographic and economic trends in vertebral fracture surgeries throughout the United States
Beschloss, AM, Taghlabi, KM, Rodriguez, DA, Lee, N, Gupta, S, Bondar, K, Lombardi, JM, Varthi, A, Faraji, A & Saifi, C 2022, , North American Spine Society Journal, vol. 12, 100175, pp. 100175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2022.100175

S2 alar-iliac screw versus traditional iliac screw for spinopelvic fixation: a systematic review of comparative biomechanical studies
Hirase, T, Shin, C, Ling, J, Phelps, B, Haghshenas, V, Saifi, C & Hanson, DS 2022, , Spine Deformity, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 1279-1288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43390-022-00528-2