Cervical Spine Surgery
Honors and Awards
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984
Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Ithaca, New York, 1987
Fellowship: Congestive Heart Failure Research, Cornell Medical Center, Ithaca, New York, 1988
Fellowship: Biomechanics research fellowship, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, 1989
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C., 1994
Fellowship: Spine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, 1995
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)
Top 10% Clinician Award, 2012-2013 (Washington University School of Medicine)
Outstanding Clinical Service Award, 1999, 2000, 2003
Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
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Dr. K. Daniel Riew reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2011. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
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Speaker Fees: Companies may pay faculty to speak to professional audiences about their products.
|Biomet Spine ||> $200,000 || || || |
|Medtronic Corporation ||> $200,000 || || || |
|Osprey Biomedical Corporation ||$10,001-$25,000 ||Yes || || |
|Expanding || ||Yes || || |
|Spineology || ||Yes || || |
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Selected Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts (a few of >100 Peer-Reviewed Articles)
Buchowski JM, Anderson PA, Sekhon L, Riew KD. Cervical disc arthroplasty compared with arthrodesis for the treatment of myelopathy. Surgical Technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009;91 Supp 2(Part 2):223-32
Riina J, Anderson P, Langston TH, Flint K, Davis K, Riew KD. The effect of an anterior cervical operation for cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy on associated headaches. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009;(91):1919-23
Riew KD, Buchowski JM, Sasso R, Zdeblick T, Metcalf NH, Anderson PA. Cervical Disc Arthroplasty compared with arthrodesis for the treatment of myelopathy. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008;90:2354-64
Okubadejo GO, Talcott MR, Schmidt RE, Sharma A, Mackey B, Guarino A, Moran C, Riew KD. Perils of intravascular methylprednisolone injection into the vertebral artery – an animal study. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008;90(9):1932-8
Lee MJ, Cassinelli EH, Riew KD. Prevalence of cervical spine stenosis. Anatomic study in cadavers. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007;89(2):376-80
Riew KD, Park JB, Cho YS, Gilula L, Patel A, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH. Nerve root blocks in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. A minimum five-year follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006;88(8):1722-5
Park JB, Lee JK, Park SJ, Riew KD. Hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum in lumbar spinal stenosis associated with increased proteinase inhibitor concentration. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005;87(12):2750-7
Park JB, Lee JK, Park SJ, Kim KW, Riew KD. Mitochondrial involvement in Fas-mediated apoptosis of human lumbar disc cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005;87(6):1338-42
Ma DJ, Gilula LA, Riew KD. Complications of fluoroscopically guided extraforaminal cervical nerve blocks. An analysis of 1036 injections. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005;87(5):1025-30
Park JB, Cho YS, Riew KD. Development of adjacent-level ossification in patients with an anterior cervical plate. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005;87(3):558-63
Young JP, Young PH, Ackermann MJ, Anderson PA, Riew KD. The ponticulus posticus: implications for screw insertion into the first cervical lateral mass. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005;87(11):2495-8
Edwards CC, Karpitskaya Y, Cha C, Heller JG, Lauryssen C, Yoon T, Riew KD. Accurate identification of adverse outcomes after cervical spine surgery: surgeon records vs. symptom specific patient questionnaire. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2004; 86(2):251-256
Riew KD, Lou J, Wright NM, Cheng SL, Bae KT, Avioli LV. Thoracoscopic intradiscal spine fusion using a minimally invasive gene-therapy technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003;85(5):866-71
Riew KD, Long, J, Rhee J, Lewis S, Kuklo T, Kim YJ, Yukawa Y, Zhu Y. Time-dependent inhibitory effects of indomethacin on spinal fusion. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003;85(4):632-4
Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Palumbo MA, Sethi N, Bohlman HH. Diagnosing basilar invagination in the rheumatoid patient. The reliability of radiographic criteria. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2001;83(2):194-200
Riew KD, Yin Y, Gilula L, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Lauryssen C, Goette K. The effect of nerve-root injections on the need for operative treatment of lumbar radicular pain. A prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind study. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2000;82(11):1589-93
Riew KD, Hilibrand AS, Palumbo MA, Bohlman HH. Anterior cervical corpectomy in patients previously managed with a laminectomy: short-term complications. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1999;81(7):950-7
For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. K. Daniel Riew