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5 East 98th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10029

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1155 Northern Boulevard,
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Dr. Lonner’s
Curriculum Vitae Introduction

PublicationsReviews, Books & Book ChaptersVideo MediaAbstracts & PresentationsGrantsResearchProfessional ActivitiesCommunity ServiceOther Activities



Yaszay B, O’Brien M, Shufflebarger HL, Betz RR, Lonner BS, Shah SA, Boachie-Adjei O, Crawford A, Letko L, Harms J, Gupta MC, Sponseller P, Abel MF, Flynn J, Macagno A, Newton P. Efficacy of Hemivertebra Resection for Congenital Scoliosis (CS): A Multicenter Retrospective
Comparison of Three Surgical Techniques. Spine, (Accepted June 2010, In Press).

Verma K, Lonner BS, Kean KE, Dean L, Valdevit A. Maximal Pulmonary Recovery Following Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: How Do Anterior Approaches Compare? Spine, (Accepted June 7, 2010, In Press).

Verma K, Auerbach J, Kean KE, Chamas F, Vorsanger M, Lonner BS. Anterior Spinal
Fusion for Thoracolumbar Scoliosis: Comprehensive Assessment of Radiographic,
Clinical, and Pulmonary Outcomes on 2 Years Follow-up. Journal of Pediatric
Orthopaedics. (Accepted May 28, 2010, In Press).

Verma K, Lonner BS, Hoashi JS, Lafage V, Dean L, Engel I, Goldstein Y. Demographic Factors Affect SRS-22 Performance in Healthy Adolescents: A Comparative Baseline for Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine, (Accepted November 17, 2009, In Press)

Kamerlink JR, Quirno M, Auerbach JD, Milby AH, Windsor L, Dean L, Dryer JW, Errico TJ, Lonner BS. Hospital Cost Analysis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Correction Surgery in 125 Consecutive Cases. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 92:1097-1104, 2010.

Lonner BS, Auerbach J, Sponseller P, Rajadhyaksha A, Newton PO, et al.
Variations in Pelvic and Other Sagittal Spinal Parameters as a Function of Race in
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine, 35(10):E374-7, 2010.

Anakwenze OA, Namdari S, Auerbach JD, Weidner Z, Baldwin K, Lonner BS, Sennett BJ. Athletic performance outcomes following lumbar diskectomy in professional basketball players. Spine, 35(7):825-8, 2010.

Kamerlink JR, Errico T, Xavier S, Patel A, Patel A, Cohen A, Reiger M, Dryer J, Feldman D, Lonner B, Beric A, Schwab F. Major Intraoperative Neurologic Monitoring Deficits in Consecutive Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Patients at One Institution. Spine, 35(2): 240-5, 2010.
Smith HE, Rihn JA, Brodke D, Guyer R, Coric D, Lonner BS, Shelokov AP,
Currier BL, Riley L, Phillips FM, Albert TJ.Evaluation Of Emerging Technology in Spinal Surgery. American Journal of Medical Quality, 24: 25S-31S, 2009.

Auerbach JD, Anakwenze OA, Milby AH, Lonner BS, Balderston RA. Segmental contribution towards total cervical range of motion: A comparison of cervical disc arthroplasty and fusion. Spine (in Revision).

Anakwenze OA, Auerbach JD, Milby AH, Lonner BS, Balderston RA. Sagittal
Cervical Alignment After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty and Anterior Cervical
Discectomy and Fusion Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Spine, 34(19):2001-7, 2009.

Lonner BS, Auerbach JD, Levin R, Matusz D, Scharf C, Panagopoulos G, Sharan A.  Thoracoscopic Anterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis with Emphasis on the Sagittal Plane.  The Spine Journal, 9(7): 523-529, 2009.

Lonner BS, Auerbach JD, Estreicher MB, Betz RR, D’Andrea L, Crawford AH, Lenke LG, Lowe TG, Newton PO. Pulmonary function changes following various anterior approaches in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Spinal Disord Tech, 22(8): 551-558, 2009. 

Lonner BS, Auerbach JD, Estreicher MB, Kean KE.  Thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation: The learning curve and evolution in technique in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Spine, 34(20): 2158-2164, 2009.

Quirno M, Kamerlink JR, Valdevit A, Kang M, Yaszay B, Duncan N, Boachie-Adjei O, Lonner BS, Errico TJ. Biomechanical analysis of a disc prosthesis distal to a scoliosis model. Spine, 34(14):1470-5, 2009.

Yaszay B, Jazayeri R, Lonner B.  The effect of surgical approaches on pulmonary function in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 22(4):278-283, 2009.

Lonner B, Auerbach JD, Boachie-Adjei O, Shah S, Hosgane N, Newton P.  Treatment of Thoracic Scoliosis:  Are Monoaxial Thoracic Pedicle Screws the Best Form of Fixation for Correction? Spine 34(8):845-851, 2009.

Sponseller PD, Betz R, Newton PO, Lenke LG, Lowe T, Crawford A, Sucato D, Lonner B, Marks M, Bastrom T, The Harms Study Group: Differences in curve behavior after fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with open triradiate cartilages. Spine 34(8):827-831, 2009.

Lonner BS, Auerbach JD, Estreicher MB, Milby AH, Kean KE. Video-assisted thoracoscopic spinal fusion compared to posterior spinal fusion with thoracic pedicle screws for thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg. 91(2):398-408, 2009.

Lonner BS, Auerbach JD, Estreicher M, Milby AH, Kean KE, Panagopoulos G, Chang D.  Video-assisted Anterior Thoracoscopic Spinal Fusion versus Posterior Spinal Fusion:  A Comparative Study Utilizing the SRS-22 Outcome Instrument.  Spine. 34(2):193-198, 2009. 

Auerbach JD, Namdari S, Milby AH, White AP, Reddy SC, Lonner BS, Balderston RA. The parallax effect in the evaluation of range of motion in lumbar total disc replacement. Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal. 2(4):184-188, 2008.

Ritzman TF, Upasani VV, Bastrom TP, Betz RR, Lonner BS, Newton PO. Comparison of compensatory curve spontaneous derotation after selective thoracic or lumbar fusions in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine,33(24):2643-7, 2008.

Auerbach JD, Lonner BS, Antonacci MD, Kean KE. Perioperative outcomes and complications related to teaching residents and fellows in scoliosis surgery. Spine 33(10):1113-8, 2008.

Petcharaporn M, Pawelek J, Bastrom T, Lonner B, Newton P. The Relationship Between Thoracic Hyper-kyphosis and the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument.  Spine, 32(20):2226-2231, 2007.

Lonner B, Newton P, Betz R, Scharf C, O’Brien M, Sponseller P, Lenke L, Crawford A, Lowe T, Letko L, Harms J, Shufflebarger H.  Operative Management of Scheuerman’s Kyphosis in 78 Patients. Radiographic Outcomes, Complications, and Technique. Spine, 32(24):2644-2652, 2007.

Lonner B, Song E, Scharf C, Yao E. Reduction of high grade isthmic and dysplastic spondylolisthesis. Am J Orthop 36(7):367-373, 2007.

Lonner B, Kondrachov D, Siddiqi F, Hayes V, and Scharf C.  Thoracoscopic Spinal Fusion Compared with Posterior Spinal Fusion for the Treatment of Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Surgical Technique. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 89(Supplement 2, Part 1):142-156, 2007

Upsani V, Tis J, Bastrom T, Pawelek J, Marks M, Lonner B, Crawford A, and Newton P.  Analysis of Sagittal Alignment in Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Curves in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: How Do These Two Curve Types Differ? Spine 32(12):1355-1359, 2007.

Lonner BS. Emerging minimally invasive technologies for the management of scoliosis.  Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. 38(3):431-40, 2007.

Lonner BS, Kondrachov D, Siddiqi F, Hayes V, Scharf C. Thoracoscopic spinal fusion versus posterior spinal fusion for thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 88-A (5):1022-1034, 2006.

Hayes VM, Silber JS, Siddiqi FN, Kondrachov D, Lipetz J, Lonner B: Complications of Halo Fixation of the Cervical Spine. The American Journal of Orthopedics, 34(6):271-276, 2005.

Lonner BS, Scharf CS, Antonacci D, Goldstein Y, Panagopoulos G. The learning curve associated with thoracoscopic spinal instrumentation. Spine 30(24):2835-2840, 2005.

Levin R, Matusz D, Hasharoni A, Scharf CS, Lonner B, Errico T. Mini-open thoracoscopically-assisted thoracotomy versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anterior release in thoracic scoliosis and kyphosis. A comparison of operative and radiographic results.  The Spine Journal, 5:632-638, 2005.

Lonner, B.; Siddiqi, F.N.; Hayes, V.M.; Verma, R.; Tuckman, D.; Silber J.S.: A Randomized Comparison of Open versus Fluoroscopic Guided Placement of Pedicle Screws in a Human Cadaveric Model. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery Vol.9(2):265-270, 2005.

Lonner BS, Boachie O., Murthy S. Single-staged sequential double anterior posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid adult scoliosis. The Spine Journal, 5:104-8, 2005.

Silber, J.S.; Lipetz, J.S.; Hayes, V.M.; Lonner, B.S.: Measurement Variability in the Assessment of Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine: A Comparison of the Gore and Cobb Methods. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques Vol.17(4):301-305. 2004.

Hoppenfeld, S; Lonner, BS; Murthy, V.  The rib epiphysis and other growth centers in the treatment of scoliosis. Spine 29(1):47-50, 2004.

Lonner B.  Surgeon Volunteerism: One surgeon’s perspective. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 61(3-4):148-9, 2003.

Boretz, R; Lonner, BS.  Atypical presentation of an osteoid osteoma in a child.  Am J of Orthop, 347-348, 2002.

Love, C; Patel, M; Lonner, B; Torres, MA; and Palestro, CJ.  Diagnosing spinal osteomyelitis: a comparison f bone and Ga-67 scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging. Clin Nucl Med 25(12):963-77, 2000.

Hoppenfeld, S; Gross, A; Andrews, C; Lonner, B.  The ankle clonus test: A new test for assessing the integrity of the spinal cord in scoliosis surgery.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 79-A:208-212, 1997.

Lonner, BS; Boachie-Adjei, O.  Spinal deformity.  Pediatric Clinics of North America, 43(4):883-897, 1996.

Lonner, B; Harwin, S. Chondromalacia patellae. A review. Part I. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 32(2):81-86, 1996.

Lonner, B; Harwin, S. Chondromalacia patellae. A review. Part II.  Contemporary Orthopaedics, 32(3):161-165, 1996.

Lonner, B; Cammisa, FP; Ranawat, CS.  Rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 6(3):193-201, 1995.

Lonner, B; Lonner, J; and Sadler, A.  Retrograde femoral nailing between an ankylosed hip and knee. A case report.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 9(3):266-269, 1995.

Lonner, B; Harwin, S. Treatment of sepsis of the hip following total hip arthroplasty.  Contemporary Orthopaedics, 31(1):23-29, 1994.

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Massell, BF; Chute, CG; Walker, AM; Kurland, GS.  Penicillin and the marked decrease in morbidity and mortality from rheumatic fever in the United States.  The New England Journal of Medicine, 318:280-286, 1988.


Lonner BS, Penn P “I Will Sue Your Pants Off: The Motto of a Litigious American Society.” SpineLine (2010). In Press.

Lonner BS, Penn P. “I Will Sue Your Pants Off: America’s Litigious Medical Climate Has Reached the Breaking Point.” Healthy Aging (2010). Web. 9 Feb. 2010.

Lonner BS, Dean LE. Current Trends and Future Directions in the Treatment of
Idiopathic Scoliosis. Backtalk. 32(2):1, 2-4, July/August 2009.