About Dr. El-Kadi

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Administrative Office
UPMC Passavant Spine Center
12680 Perry Highway
Suite 201
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 724-720-4599
Toll free: 1-877-635-5234
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Curriculum vitae

Biographical

Name: Matt El-Kadi, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Birth Date: August 8, 1954
Business Address: Tri-State Neurosurgical Associates
UPMC Passavant Hospital
9100 Babcock Blvd, 2 Main, Ste. 2096
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Email: elkadim@upmc.edu
Business Phone: (724) 720-4599 Business Fax: (412) 748-7645

 

Education and Training

Graduate:

1976-1983   Second Moscow State Pirogov Medical Institute

Postgraduate:

1983-1989 Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute
Department of Neurosurgery
Moscow, Russia
Resident Neurosurgery
1989-1992 LAC + USC Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
Los Angeles, California
Research Fellow
Brain tumor, Brain
Protection, & Radiotherapy
Neurosurgery
1992-1993 LAC + USC Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Los Angeles, California
Surgical Intern General Surgery
1993-1994 University of Connecticut
Department of Neurosurgery
Hartford, Connecticut
Clinical Fellow Neurosurgery
1994-1999 West Virginia University
Department of Neurosurgery
Morgantown, West Virginia
Resident Neurosurgery
1997-1998 Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Emphasis on complex spine cases with instrumentation)
Fellow Neurosurgery

 

Special Training:

Courses:

  • Artificial Disc Course, Medtronic, August 4, 2007. Memphis, Tennessee
  • X-Stop Physician Course, Henderson, NV, July 22-23, 2006
  • Cervicore Investigator Training, Boston, MA, December 8, 2004.
  • Innovations in Spinal Fixation: An Advanced Course, Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques, Medical Education and Research Institute, Memphis, TN, December 4-5, 2004.
  • Advanced Techniques in Spinal Decompression and Fixation, April 16-18 2004, St. Louis, MO.
  • Innovations in Spinal Fixation: An Advanced Course, August 15, 2004, Boston, MA.
  • Practical course on Kyphoplasty: Use of Inflatable Bone Tamp for Fracture Reduction. November 22, 2003. Syracuse, NY.
  • Clinical and Practical course on BAK Lumbar Inter body Fusion System, December 12, 1998. Washington, D.C.
  • Practical course on Ray TFC technology for Lumbar Inter body Fusion November 7, 1998.
  • Spine Review Hands-on: For Young Neurosurgeons, August 15-21,1998. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • AO/ASIF Comprehensive and Advanced Spine Course, July 16-19, 1998. Montreal, Canada

Appointments and Positions

Academic

2010-present University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vice Chairman Department
Neurological Surgery
2006-present University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clinical Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
2005-present UPMC/Passavant Hospital Vice Chairman of Head and Neck Department
2005-present UPMC/Passavant Hospital Chief of Neurosurgery
2003-2006 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clinical Associate
Professor Department of Neurological Surgery
1999-2003 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clinical Assistant
Professor Department of Neurological Surgery
1999-2001 West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Clinical Assistant
Professor Department of Neurosurgery

 

Certification

Specialty Certification:

American Board of Neurological Surgeons Board Certified 2002

Medical Licensure

State Medical Board of Ohio 1999
State Medical Board of Pennsylvania 1999
State Medical Board of West Virginia 1995
State Medical Board of California 1994

Memberships in Professional Societies

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 2006
International Spinal Injections Society 2004
Ohio County Medical Society 2002
North American Spine Society 2002
Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society 2000
Allegheny County Medical Society 2000
Pennsylvania Medical Society 2000
American Medical Association 1999
Congress of Neurological Surgeons 1995
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 1995

Journals and Subscriptions

Contemporary Neurosurgery
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery
Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Science News
Neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery
The Spine Journal
Spine
The Back Letter

Committees

Robotic Committee                                                                                                           2014-Present

Strategic Planning
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2009—Present
Chairman of OR Efficiency 2007—2009
Credentialing Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2007—Present
Quality Patient Care Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2007—Present
Operating Room Block Time Sub-Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2007—2009
Operating Room Design Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2006—Present
Medical Executive Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2005—Present
Operating Room Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2005—2009
Operating Room Efficiency Sub-Committee
UPMC Passavant Hospital
2005—2009
Member of PAM Committee
UPMC
2002—2006

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1.  El-Kadi Matt, MD PhD, Donovan E, Al Halabi T, Khattar N, El-Kadi M, Macoskey M. Minimizing complications and decreasing hospital stay in obese patients. Contemporary Neurosurgery 35(24): November 30, 2013.
  2. El-Kadi Matt, MD PhD, Donovan E, Al Halabi T, El-Kadi M, Macoskey M. Risk factors for pedicle screw fracture in the lumbar spine. Contemporary Neurosurgery 36(16): August 15, 2014.
  3. Maroon Joseph, MD, Bost Jeffrey, Petraglia AL, Lepere DB, Norwig J, Armann C, Sampson M, El-Kadi MD PhD. Outcomes following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in professional atheletes. Neurosurgery, July 2013: 73(1).
  4. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Jeffrey Bost, PAC: Pneumatic Kerrison Rongeur: Technical note, Science Direct. Received 8 October; accepted 16 October 2008
  5. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D. PhD, Adnan A. Abla, M.D., Daniel A. Wecht, M.D., M. Sc., F.A.C.S., Jeffrey Boast, P.A.-C., John Norwig, A.T.C., Tim Bream, A.T.C., “Cervical Neurapraxia in Elite Athletes: Evaluation and Surgical Treatment..” J. Neurosug: Spine/Volume 6/April, 2007
  6. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Paul Gardner, M.D., Adnan A. Abla, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., and Jeffrey Bost, PA-C, “Golfer’s stroke”: golf –induced stroke from vertebral artery dissection; ScienceDirect, Surgical Neurology 67 (2007) 163-168. Reprinted from SURGICAL NEUROLOGY Vol. 67, No. 2, February 2007
  7. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Adnan A.Abla,M.D., Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., “Complication and Avoidance Techniques In Long –segment Anterior Cervical Fusion; Part II” Contemporary Spine Surgery, Volume 8 Number 1/ January 2007.
  8. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Adnan A.Abla,M.D., Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., “Complication and Avoidance Techniques In Long –segment Anterior Cervical Fusion; Part I” Contemporary Spine Surgery, Volume 7 Number 12/ December 2006.
  9. Maroon, Joseph, M.D., Paul Gardner, M.D., Adnan A. Abla, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D. PhD, Jeffrey Bost, PA-C., “Golfer’s stroke: Golf-Induced Stroke from Vertebral Artery Dissection.” Surgical Neurology. March 31, 2006.
  10. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Adnan A. Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Mike Wert, B.S., and Abir Abla, B.S., “Complication and Avoidance Techniques in Long-Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion; Part II.” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 28, Number 3/ February 15, 2006
  11. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Adnan A. Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Mike Wert, B.S., and Abir Abla, B.S., “Complication and Avoidance Techniques in Long-Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion; Part I.” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 28, Number 24/ January 30, 2006
  12. Adnan A. Abla, M.D. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Mike Wert, B.S., and Abir Abla, B.S., “Degenerative Changes Above and Below Lumbar Fusion.” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 27, Number 24/ December 1, 2005.
  13. Adnan A. Abla, M.D. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Jeff Bost, PAC, “Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: Microsurgical Approach.” Contemporary Spine Surgery, Volume 6, Number 10/October 2005.
  14. Adnan A. Abla, M.D. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D. and Mike Wert, B.S., “Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: Microsurgical Approach”. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 27, Number 15/ July 31, 2005.
  15. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Bost, Jeff, PA-C, Maroon, Joseph C., M.D., Mike Wert, B.S., “Evaluation of Spondylolisthesis After Lumbar Laminectomy” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 26,Number 24/ December 1, 2004.
  16. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Maroon, Joseph C., M.D., Bost, Jeff, PA-C, Wert, Mike, B.S., “Allograft Composite Cortical and Cancellous Bone Graft for Anterior Cervical Fusion.” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 27, Number 8/April 30, 2005.
  17. Adnan A. Abla, M.D. El-Kadi, M., M.D, PhD, Jeff Bost, PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Mike Wert, B.S. “Post-Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis: Surgical Techniques.” Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 26, Number 24/ December 1, 2004.
  18. Likhterman LB, Potapov AA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, “Classification of Chronic Subdural Hematoma” Russian Journal of Neurosurgery, Pages 35-37, April 2004.
  19. Hadjipanayis, Costas G., M.D., Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD and Maroon, Joseph C., M.D. “Pedicle Screw Fixation of the Lumbar Spine Involving the Sacrum”. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Volume 25, Number 7/April 15, 2003.
  20. Koebbe, Christopher J.,M.D., Maroon, Joseph C.,M.D., Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD and Bost, Jeffery, PAC. Lumbar microdiscetomy: a historical perspective and current technical considerations. Neurosurgery Focus, Volume 13/ August, 2002.
  21. Khosrovi H, Sadrolhefazi A, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Bloomfield S: Intradural convexity chondroma: A case report and review of diagnostic features. Scientific Newsfront, The West Virginia Medical Journal 96:612-616, Nov./Dec. 2000.
  22. Khosrovi H, Kauffman HH, Bloomfield SH, Prabhu V, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Laproscopic assisted distal ventriculoperiotneal shunt revision. Surgical Neurology 49:127-135, 1998.
  23. Oppenheimer J, Levy M, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Appuzo MLJ: Radionecrosis secondary to radiobrachiotherapy: correlation of magnetic resonance and detailed histopathological autopsy findings. Neurosurgery 31:336-343, 1992.
  24. Zlokovic BV, Banks WA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Erchegyi, Mackie JB, McComb JG and Kastin A: Transport, uptake, metabolism of blood-borne vasopression by the blood-brain barrier. Brain Research Paper Writing 590:213, 1992.
  25. Konovalov AN, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Likhterman LB: Differential treatment of chronic subdural hematoma. J Vop Neurochirugia (Moscow) 1:29:32, 1990.
  26. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Likhterman LB, Kornienko VN: CT manifestations of chronic subdural hematomas. J Roentgen (Moscow) 3:80-86, 1990.
  27. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Pathogenesis and treatment of chronic subdural hematomas. J Vop Neurochirugia (Moscow), 2:47-52, 1988.
  28. Turkin AM, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Kornienko VN, et al.: Magnetic resonance tomography in the diagnosis of chronic intracranial hematomas. J Vop Neurochirugia (Moscow) 3:6-10, 1988.

Book Chapters

  1. Konovalov AN., Potapov AA., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Chronic Subdural Hematomas: Surgery of Head Injury Sequelae. 2006, pp. 114-175
  2. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Kaufman Howard, Bellotte, J. Brad: Brain death. In: Youmans Neurological Surgery, Fifth Edition H Richard Winn, 2004, Chapter 17 pp. 393-406.
  3. Kravtchouk AD, Likhterman LB, Potapov AA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Postoperative Complications of Chronic Subdural Hematomas: Prevention and Treatment, In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. El-Kadi, M., Kaufman HH (eds.), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia PA, July 2000. pp. 547-552.
  4. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Prognosis of Chronic Subdural Hematoma. In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Kaufman HH (eds.), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia PA, July 2000. pp. 553-567.
  5. Hogg JP, Peterson AM, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Imaging of cranial and spinal cerebrospinal fluid collections. In: Kaufman HH (ed), Cerebrospinal Fluid Collections, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (San Francisco), 1998, pp. 19-56.
  6. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Kaufman HH: Hygroma In: Kaufman HH (ed), Cerebrospinal Fluid Collections, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (San Francisco), 1998, pp. 157-166.
  7. Lichterman L, Patapov A, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Clinical classification of sequalee of crainiocerebral trauma. In: Konovalov A. (ed), Classification of Craniocerebral Trauma, Autobank (Moscow), 1992, pp.102-121.
  8. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Comparative analysis of radical and sparse surgical treatment of chronic subdural hematoma. In: Konovalov A. (ed), Actual problems of Neurotraumatology, Academy of Medica Sciences (Moscow), 1988, pp. 153-159.
  9. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Closed System drainage in the treatment of chronic subdural hematomas. In: Lichterman L (ed), Diagnosis and Tactical Mistakes in Neurotraumatology, Acadamy of Medical Sciences (Moscow), 1988, pp. 71-76.
  10. Dobrokhotiva TA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Psychopathological features of head injury in elderly and senile patients. In: Konovalov A. (ed), Actual problems of Neurotraumatology, Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow), 1988, pp. 99-111.

Abstracts & Posters

  1. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Michael Gratch, M.D., Jean-Jacques Abitibol, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Jeff Bost, PA-C: CerviCore Vs. Fusion in Radiculopathy Patients: Radiographic Range of Motion at One Year. AANS Poster Presentation, San Diego, California, May 2, 2009.
  2. Abla, Adnan M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Jeffrey Bost, PA-C, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Mike Wert BS: ” Spinal Epidural Morphine Delivery Using Absorbable Gelatin Powder.” Congress of Neurological Surgeon Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 7-12, 2006.
  3. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Jerry Salandro, BS, Jeffrey Bost, PA-C, Adnan Abla, M.D.; Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.: “New Technology for Surgical Digital Recording and Power Video Presentation.” Congress of Neurological Surgeon Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 7-12, 2006.
  4. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC: “Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: Microsurgical Approach and Outcome.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26 2006.
  5. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC: “Surgical Technique and Outcome for Post-lumbar Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis Fusion.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26 2006.
  6. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Abla, Adnan, M.D., Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC: “Evaluation of Obesity and other Comorbid Conditions on Spine Surgery Outcomes.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26 2006.
  7. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC, Mike Wert, BS, Anne Montgomery RN, Jill Baughman, Lauren Strelec, Evaluation of ENT-Assisted Anterior Cervical Approach for Spinal Fusion, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  8. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC, Mike Wert, BS, Anne Montgomery RN, Jill Baughman, Lauren Strelec, Surgical Techniques Minimizing Blood Loss in Posterior Pedicle Screw Lumbar Spine Fixation, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  9. Abla, Adnan, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC, Mike Wert BS, Anne Montgomery RN, Jill Baughman, Lauren Strelec, Operative Techniques to Reduce Instrumentation failure with Pedicle Screw Fusion, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  10. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Adnan Abla, M.D., Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello, PAC, Michelle Kosovec, Brendan Mullen, Complications in Long Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion, Experience in 100 Patients, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  11. El-Kadi, M.,M.D. PhD, Adanan Abla, M.D., Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC, Michelle Kosovec, Brendan Mullen, Evaluation of Pedicle Screw Fixation for Mechanical Post-Laminectomy Pain Syndrome, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005
  12. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Adnan Abla, M.D., Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello, PAC, Michelle Kosovec, Brendan Mullen, Prognostic Factors in Elderly Patients with Long Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  13. Adnan Abla, M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello, PAC, Mike Wert, BS, Anne Montgomery, RN, Jill Baughman, Lauren Strelec, Prospective Evaluation of Composite Cortical and Cancellous Bone Graft for Anterior Cervical Fusion, AANS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.
  14. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Adnan Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Divya Kaushik, Vishnu Murty, Brendan Mullen, Pedicle Screw Fixation for Mechanical LBP, Orlando, FL, 2004 AANS Meeting, May 1-6, 2004.
  15. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Adnan Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Divya Kaushik, Vishnu Murty, Brendan Mullen, Outcome of Long Segment Cervical Fusion with a Rigid Fixed-Angle Screw Plating System, Orlando, FL 2004 AANS Meeting, May 1-6, 2004.
  16. Adnan Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Steve McHugh, Abir Abla, Outcome of Lumbar Spinal Fusion on the Elderly (75 years And older) Orlando, FL 2004 AANS Meeting, May 1-6, 2004.
  17. Adnan Abla, M.D.., Jeff Bost PAC, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Steve McHugh, Abir Abla, Evaluation of Post-Lumbar Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis, Orlando, FL 2004 AANS Meeting, May 1-6, 2004.
  18. Adnan Abla, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon M.D., Steve McHugh, Abir Abla, Evaluation of Lumbar Fusion Extension Surgery, Orlando, FL 2004 AANS Meeting, May 1-6, 2004.
  19. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Adnan Abla M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Lawrence Marcello PAC, Robert Relic PAC, Dayna Painter RN, Cheryl Gojkovich RN: Revisiting a Rigid Anterior Cervical Plate System with Fixed-angles Screws. September 2002 CNS Congress Meeting.
  20. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., Adnan A. Abla,M.D., William Rothfus, M.D., Jeff Bost PAC, Larry Marcello PAC, Robert Relic PAC, Dayna Painter, RN Ceryl Gojkovich RN and Amy Kunkle BS, (University of Pittsburgh): Prospective Evaluation of VG2 Interbody Fusion for Patients with Discogenic Back Pain. September 2002 CNS Congress Meeting.
  21. Abla AA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Incidence of Pedicle Screw Failure in the Lumbar Spine, ARGOS Inaugural Meeting, Nemacolin Woodlands, PA, August 2-4 2002.
  22. Burke, James P., M.D., PhD,; Adnan A. Abla, M.D.; Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.; Jeff Bost, PAC; Robert Relic, PAC; El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD; Adib Abla,; Abir Abla. Salvage Pedicle Screws for Post-Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis and Failed Spinal Fusion. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2002.
  23. Burke, James P., M.D., PhD,; Adnan A. Abla, M.D.; Jospeph C. Maroon, M.D.; Jeffrey Bost, PAC; Robert Relic, PAC; El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD.; Adib Abla,; Abir Abla. Advances in Postoperative Management of Lumbosacral Pedicle Screw Fusion Patients. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2002.
  24. Burke, James P., M.D., PhD,; Adnan A. Abla, M.D.; Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.; Robert Relic, PAC; Jeffrey Bost, PAC; El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD; Adib Abla,; Abir Ad: Long- Segment Plating of the Anterior Cervical Spine: Radiographic and Clinical Outcome. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2002.
  25. Burke JP, Abla AA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Bost J, Abla A, Abir Ad: Update on sub laminar hook fixation in cervical spinal trauma. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meeting, Challenges in the Spine Specialty Program Book, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 2001.
  26. Burke JP, Abla AA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Bost J, Abla A, Abir Ad: Update to pedicle screw fixation and allograft arthrodesis in the young and elderly populations. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meeting, Challenges in the Spine Specialty Program Book, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 2001.
  27. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Bloomfield SH, Ortiz O, Haut M, Ellis G: Alexia in patients with occipital lobe tumors: functional anatomy and multi-disciplinary strategies to optimize surgical outcome. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, October 18, 1995.
  28. Bloomfield SM, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Haut M, Ortiz O, Ellis B: Stereotactic approaches to surgery on patients with occipital lobe brain tumor. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, March 9, 1995.
  29. Bloomfield SM, Cross R, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Intrathecal morphine infusion for chronic intractable benign pain. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, March 9, 1995.
  30. Likhterman L, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Chronic subdural hematoma. (Abstract) In: Likhterman L (ed), Neurotraumatology Reference Book, VASAR-Ferrco, Moscow, 1994, pp. 199-201.
  31. Potapov A, Kravohuk, Likhterman L, and El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Closed external drainage and evolution of chronic subdural hematomas. (Abstract) In: Nakamura N, Thashimoto M, Yasue M (ed), Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, 1993, pg. 110.
  32. Likhterman L, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Kravtchuk AD: The phase of clinic current of chronic subdural hematomas. (Abstract) In: Nakamura N, Thashimoto M, Yasue M (eds), Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, 1993, pg. 206.
  33. Levy ML, Rezai AR, Tang G, Apuzzo MLJ, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Multifactorian analysis of gang-related craniocerebral penetrating injuries in a metropolitan area. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, April 20, 1991.
  34. Zlokovic BV, Banks WA, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, et al.: Blood to brain transport and metabolism of circulating vasopression. (Abstract) Society of Neuroscience, 1991, pg. 140.

Presentations

  1. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine as We Age”, Seneca Valley School District Health and Wellness Event, Seneca, PA, June 14, 2010.
  2. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Post-Operative Neurosurgery Care”, UPMC Passavant Pavilion Open House, Pittsburgh, PA, May 22, 2010
  3. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine as We Age”, Horizon Hospital Marketing Staff Meeting, Greenville, PA, January 21, 2010.
  4. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine as We Age”, Butler County Community College Outreach Seminar, Butler, PA, September 15, 2009.
  5. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Primary Spine Tumor”. Program at a Glance WALN 2009. Beirut, Lebanon, June 28, 2009.
  6. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine and Back Pain”, LSS Senior Center, Cranberry Twp. Municipal Bldg., Cranberry Twp., PA, June 17, 2009.
  7. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine as We Age”, Extending the Care ETC Seminar, Kerns Spirituality Center, Pittsburgh, PA, May 12, 2009.
  8. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Complication after Spinal Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment”, RN Lecture Series UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 2009.
  9. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine Center Presentation”, UPMC Horizon Hospital Medical Executive meeting. Greenville, PA April 17, 2008.
  10. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spine Vision and Strategy in Neurosurgery”, UPMC Passavant Hospital, Assembly Hall. Pittsburgh, PA, November 13, 2008.
  11. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, “New Technology for Surgical Digital Recording and Power Video Presentation.” Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 7-12, 2006.
  12. Spinal Epidural Morphine “Delivery Using Absorbable Gelatin Powder”, Adnan Abla, M.D.; Matt El-Kadi, M.D.; Jeffrey Bost, PA-C; Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.; Mike Wert, BS, CNS Annual Meeting, Chicago September 2006
  13. “Treatment Strategies for Primary Spine and Spinal Cord Lesion”, El-Kadi, M., M.D., Jeff Bost, Russian Federation of Neurosurgeons Annual Meeting, Moscow, Russia, June 23, 2006.
  14. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Jeff Bost PAC, Keith Lorenz: “Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors: Treatment Strategies.” Congress of Russian Neurosurgical Association, Moscow, Russia, June 22, 2006.
  15. Abla AA, El-Kadi M., M.D., PhD, Maroon JC, Bost JW, Marcello L. “Surgical Technique and Outcome for Post Lumbar Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis Fusion.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26, 2006.
  16. El Kadi M., M.D., PhD, Abla AA, Maroon JC, Bost JW, Marcello L. “Evaluation of Obesity and other Co-morbid Conditions on Spine Surgery Outcomes.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26, 2006.
  17. Abla AA, El Kadi M., M.D., PhD, Maroon JC, Bost JW, Marcello L. “Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: Microsurgical Approach and Outcome.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-26, 2006.
  18. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Treatment Strategies of Primary Spine and Spinal Tumors”, Fifth Annual G. Robert Nugent Lectureship, Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University, Visiting Professor, May 7, 2005.
  19. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spinal Tumors, Treatment Strategy”, November 17, 2004, Lecture at Presbyterian Hospital, Attending Conference.
  20. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Spinal Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment”, November 17, 2004, Steris Auditorium, Erie.
  21. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Long Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion, Complication and Avoidance”. The 3rd World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons (WALN) Homecoming Congress: Into the Third Millenium, June 27-30, 2004 Movenpick Hotel and Resort, Beirut- Lebanon.
  22. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Anterior Long Segment Fusion”, Fourth Annual G Robert Nugent Lectureship, Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University, Visiting Professor June 12, 2004.
  23. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Jeff Bost PAC: “Advances in Spinal Surgery”: “Artificial Discs”, Healthcare Advancements Conference, UPMC Passavant Hospital, March 3, 2004
  24. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Jeff Bost PAC, Stephanie Gauder: “Long Segment Anterior Cervical Fusion”: “Complication and Cost Reduction Strategies”. Lecture at Presbyterian Hospital, Attending Conference November 12, 2003.
  25. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Jeff Bost: “Cervical Spine Disease”, ICU Nurses, UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA September 2003.
  26. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Abla AA: Pedicle Screw Fixation for Mechanical LBP, Conference: “The Role of Disc Replacement in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine”, ARGOS, Nemacolin, PA, Aug., 1-2, 2003.
  27. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Abla AA: “Minimizing Blood Loss in Posterior Pedicle Screw Lumbar Spine Fixation Conference”: “The Role of Disc Replacement in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine”, ARGOS, Nemacolin, PA, Aug., 1-2, 2003.
  28. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: Jeff Bost: Craniotomy: “Post-op Care”, ICU Nurses, UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA., May 2003.
  29. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease and Discogenic Low Back Pain”, Lecture at Presbyterian Hospital, Attending Conference February 19, 2003.
  30. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “New Advances in Spinal Surgery”, Lecture at Passavant Hospital CME Program, December 3, 2002.
  31. El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Decision Making in Spinal Surgery”, Invited Lunch Time Learning, Wheeling Hospital September, 2001.
  32. Bloomfield SM, Cross R, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Stereotatic brain biopsy performed in the CT scanner”: experience with 100 cases and advantages compared to stereotactic biopsies in the OR or free-hand CT-guided biopsy. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. San Francisco, October 18, 1995.
  33. Bloomfield SM, Cross R, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD: “Intrathecal morphine infusion for chronic intractable benign pain”. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, March 9, 1995.

Research Grants

  1. Comparison of Experience and Clinical Outcomes following Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease using Synthes Spine, Co., Small Stature CSLP PI- El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Adnan A. Abla, M.D. 8/00 to present.
  2. A study with VG2 Interbody Fusion and Pedicle Screw Fusion for Patients with Discogenic Back Pain PI- El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, 6/01 to 1/05.
  3. A study with VG2 Interbody Fusion for Patients with Discogenic Back Pain PI- El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, 4/01 to 1/05.
  4. Clinical Investigation of the Safety & Efficacy of Pulse Electromagnetic Fields (Cervical-Stim ™ as An Adjunct to Cervical Spinal Fusion to enhance Fusion Success. Investigators: Daniel Wecht M.D. (PI), Joseph Maroon M.D., Adnan Abla M.D., El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD, Ghassan Bejjani M.D., Neuroscience Research Foundation, Sponsor, 5/99 to 2004.
  5. Comparison of Experience and Clinical Outcomes following Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease using Synthes Spine, Co., Small Stature Varible –Angled CSLP PI- El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD,. 2000-2003.
  6. “Randomized, Third-Party Blinded, Multicenter, Clinical Trial to Determine the Safety and Effectiveness of Oxiplex/ SP Gel for the Reduction of Pain and Symptoms Following Lumbar Disc Surgery [Protocol FZ-SP002]” PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Joseph C. Maroon M.D., Sub-PI, Adnan A. Abla, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD,. 2003.
  7. “A Study to Evaluate Clinical Outcomes using BG2 Allograft for Cervial Fusion with the PEAK Anterior Cervical Plate System” PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Adnan A. Abla, Sub-PI, El-Kadi, M., M.D., PhD. 2002
  8. Early prediction of severity of closed head injury in football accidents using neuropsychological testing, MRI and PET scanning. National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) 1996.

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