Driven by his continued goal to improve the standard of patient care, Dr. Lonner maintains an active clinical research program. With the support of his own research staff and facility staff researchers, Dr. Lonner has contributed over 46 article publications to peer-reviewed journals and over 84 abstract publications to research conferences. Dr. Lonner presents novel research studies and results annually at multiple orthopaedic research conferences, including the meetings of the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, and the North American Spine Society.
His areas of focus include pediatric and adult scoliosis, kyphosis, and other spinal deformities, as well as other spinal disorders. Dr. Lonnerís research addresses crucial issues such as decreasing surgical infection, complications and re-operations, and determining the genetic contributors to curve progression (see Genetic Study), with the overarching goal of optimizing patient treatment and outcomes.
Newer research areas Dr. Lonner has been exploring that are increasingly relevant in the current healthcare environment include cost analysis and cost efficacy of treatment, psychological impact of spinal deformity on adolescent and adult patients, and impact of race and demographic factors on disease severity.
In order to support the valuable work performed by his research team, Dr. Lonner has established a not-for-profit charitable organization called the Scoliosis Research and Education Foundation (SREF). Donor support to this foundation has enabled Dr. Lonner to contribute valuable findings to the medical literature and also to maintain an orthopaedic practice that provides the most advanced patient care. To make a donation to the SREF in support of continued excellence in orthopaedic spine care, please call Dr. Lonnerís office at 212-986-0140, or click here.