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Ian G. Dorward, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Spinal Cord Tumors
Spinal Deformity Surgery
Neurosurgery
Neurovascular Disorders
Cervical Spine Surgery
Spine Surgery - Neurosurgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Microsurgery of the brain and spine: spinal cord tumors, spinal vascular malformations, cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations), brain tumors. Complex spinal reconstruction: spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, sagittal imbalance), cervical spine and craniocervical junction disorders

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • In the News

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 362-3577
Fax: (314) 362-2107

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 211
Office Phone: 314-362-3577
Fax: 314-362-2107

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: 314-362-3577
Fax: 314-362-2107

Education

Education

B.A.: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 2000
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2012
Fellowship: Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2013
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2005
Fellowship: Research, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011
Registrar: Neurosurgery (Cerebrovascular), Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 2010

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Spinal Fusion for Pediatric Spondylolisthesis: National Trends, Complications, and Short-Term Outcomes.
Rumalla K, Yarbrough CK, Pugely AJ, Dorward IG
Neurosurgery. 2017 Jul 7; doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx295.

PMID:
    28973290
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Immunogenomics of Hypermutated Glioblastoma: A Patient with Germline POLE Deficiency Treated with Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy.
Johanns TM, Miller CA, Dorward IG, Tsien C, Chang E, Perry A, Uppaluri R, Ferguson C, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S, Ansstas G, Mardis ER, Dunn GP
Cancer Discov. 2016 Nov; 6(11)1230-1236.

PMID:
    27683556
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spinal fusion for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis: national trends, complications, and in-hospital outcomes.
Rumalla K, Yarbrough CK, Pugely AJ, Koester L, Dorward IG
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Oct; 25(4)500-508.

PMID:
    27203810
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interpedicular height as a predictor of radicular pain in adult degenerative scoliosis.
Hawasli AH, Chang J, Yarbrough CK, Steger-May K, Lenke LG, Dorward IG
Spine J. 2016 Sep; 16(9)1070-8. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.04.017.

PMID:
    27151385
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fractional anisotropy to quantify cervical spondylotic myelopathy severity.
Murphy RK, Sun P, Han RH, Griffin KJ, Wagner JM, Yarbrough CK, Wright NM, Dorward IG, Riew DK, Kelly MP, Santiago P, Zebala LP, Trinkaus K, Ray WZ, Song SK
J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 May 5;

PMID:
    27149369
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Posterior Cervical Fusion With Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Complications and Fusion Rate at Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up.
Dorward IG, Buchowski JM, Stoker GE, Zebala LP
Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul; 29(6)E276-81. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e318286fa7e.

PMID:
    27137152
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Population-based approaches to treatment and readmission after spinal cord injury.
Yarbrough CK, Bommarito KM, Gamble PG, Hawasli AH, Dorward IG, Olsen MA, Ray WZ
J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Mar 3;

PMID:
    26937757
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker of Axon Loss Reflects Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Severity.
Murphy RK, Sun P, Xu J, Wang Y, Sullivan S, Gamble P, Wagner J, Wright NN, Dorward IG, Riew D, Santiago P, Kelly MP, Trinkaus K, Ray WZ, Song SK
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May; 41(9)751-6. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001337.

PMID:
    26650876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility of Screening for Cerebral Vasospasm Using Digital Subtraction Angiography.
Arias EJ, Vajapey S, Reynolds MR, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Dacey RG Jr, Dorward IG, Derdeyn CP, Moran CJ, Cross DT 3rd, Zipfel GJ, Dhar R
Stroke. 2015 Nov; 46(11)3137-41. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010081.

PMID:
    26405204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting Kyphosis Correction During Posterior-Only Vertebral Column Resection by the Amount of Spinal Column Shortening.
Cho W, Lenke LG, Blanke KM, O'Shaughnessy BA, Dorward IG, Koester LA, Sides BA, Baldus CR
Spine Deform. 2015 Jan; 3(1)65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.06.006.

PMID:
    27927454
    [PubMed - in process]
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Idiopathic scoliosis and the vestibular system.
Hawasli AH, Hullar TE, Dorward IG
Eur Spine J. 2015 Feb; 24(2)227-33. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3701-4.

PMID:
    25430569
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The prevalence of abnormal preoperative neurological examination in Scheuermann kyphosis: correlation with X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and surgical outcome.
Cho W, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Hu G, Buchowski JM, Dorward IG, Pahys JM, Cho SK, Kang MM, Zebala LP, Koester LA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 1; 39(21)1771-6. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000519.

PMID:
    25029218
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Posterior Column Osteotomies in Spinal Deformity Correction.
Dorward IG, Lenke LG, Stoker GE, Cho W, Koester LA, Sides BA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Feb 27;

PMID:
    24583718
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparison of TLIF with rhBMP-2 versus no TLIF and higher posterolateral rhBMP-2 dose at L5-S1 for long fusions to the sacrum with sacropelvic fixation in patients with primary adult deformity.
Rahman RK, Buchowski JM, Stephens B, Dorward IG, Koester LA, Bridwell KH
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Dec 15; 38(26)2264-71. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000045.

PMID:
    24108280
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transforaminal versus anterior lumbar interbody fusion in long deformity constructs: a matched cohort analysis.
Dorward IG, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, OʼLeary PT, Stoker GE, Pahys JM, Kang MM, Sides BA, Koester LA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 20; 38(12)E755-62. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828d6ca3.

PMID:
    23442780
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Proximal junctional kyphosis in primary adult deformity surgery: evaluation of 20 degrees as a critical angle.
Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Cho SK, Pahys JM, Zebala LP, Dorward IG, Cho W, Baldus C, Hill BW, Kang MM
Neurosurgery. 2013 Jun; 72(6)899-906. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31828bacd8.

PMID:
    23407291
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Posterior vertebral column resection for the treatment of dystrophic kyphosis associated with type-1 neurofibromatosis: a case report and review of the literature.
Stoker GE, Lenke LG, Dorward IG
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Dec 15; 37(26)E1659-64. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182770aa2.

PMID:
    23044623
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comments.
Wu JC, Mummaneni PV, Dorward IG
Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul; 71(1)56-7.

PMID:
    22893905
    [PubMed]
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Impact of lateral mass anatomic variation on ideal polyaxial screw head mobility: technical considerations.
Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Dorward IG, Lusis EA, Blackburn SL, Stewart T
Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 26(6)864-7. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.697224.

PMID:
    22768911
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of spinal deformity surgery in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) versus controls.
Cho W, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Dorward IG, Shoda N, Baldus CR, Cho SK, Kang MM, Zebala LP, Pahys JM, Koester LA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jul 15; 37(16)E978-84. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31824edf42.

PMID:
    22343274
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Ian Dorward, MD

Areas of Research Interest

Outcomes and value assessment in neurosurgery, evaluation of the role of the vestibular system in the development of spinal deformity, and innovations in patient safety.  Other interests include narrative medicine (fiction and nonfiction writing related to medicine), particularly focusing on the process of training and developing surgeons, and how the transformation from layperson to surgeon impacts one’s ability to relate to patients, as well as to one’s own family and friends.