Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Academic Title: Professor
Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chair - Orthopedic Surgery
Professor - Neurosurgery
Co-Director - Spinal Cord Injury Center
Co-Chief - Spine Surgery
President - Rothman Institute

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
925 Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (800) 321-9999

Medical Services

Years in Practice

25

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010

Notes

Practice limited to spine patients

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical School

Internship

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Residency

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Recent Publications

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Two-Year Results of the Prospective Spine Treatment Outcomes Study: An Analysis of Complication Rates, Predictors of Their Development, and Effect on Patient Derived Outcomes at 2 Years for Surgical Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Sacral Fractures and Associated Injuries

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Recommendations on the Type and Timing of Anticoagulant Thromboprophylaxis

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury and Central Cord Syndrome: Recommendations on the Timing (≤24 Hours Versus >24 Hours) of Decompressive Surgery

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Recommendations on the Use of Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Recommendations on the Role of Baseline Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Clinical Decision Making and Outcome Prediction

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Patients With Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Recommendations on the Type and Timing of Rehabilitation

The cortical bone trajectory for pedicle screw insertion

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Anterior Cervical Fusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Maximum pain on visual analog scales in spinal disorders

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of A. Piazzolla et al. concerning, “The Surgical Algorithm for the AOSpine, Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System” by A. R. Vaccaro et al.; Eur Spine J (2016); 25(4):1087–1094

Feasibility and data quality of the national spinal cord injury registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR): A pilot study

Reliability and Clinical Utility of the CARDS Classification for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

P15 peptide stimulates chondrogenic commitment and endochondral ossification

An assessment of the safety of an orthopedic specialty hospital: A 5-year experience

The effect of Postoperative Spinal Infections on Patient Mortality

Clinical application of ceramics in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A review and update

Does Medicaid Insurance Confer Adequate Access to Adult Orthopaedic Care in the Era of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

Does the spine surgeon’s experience affect fracture classification, assessment of stability, and treatment plan in thoracolumbar injuries?