About Baron S. Lonner, MD
Baron S. Lonner, MD is the Director of Scoliosis Associates in New York City, a practice dedicated to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. Additionally, Dr. Lonner is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Lonner is one of the most experienced leaders throughout the Northeast and the U.S. in minimally invasive surgery using spinal endoscopy for scoliosis and other deformities. He is at the forefront of research and innovation in this area and in complex spinal reconstructive surgery in pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Lonner received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University, where he was in the accelerated six-year medical program. During medical school, he was honored for his work on congenital scoliosis, which was later presented at the international Scoliosis Research Society meeting. Dr. Lonner had formal scoliosis surgical training during his residency at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Additional scoliosis and spine surgical training was completed at The Cornell University Medical Center and The Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Lonner was formerly the Chief of the Spine and Scoliosis Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Children's Hospital. He left that position to assume the role of Director of The Spine and Scoliosis Treatment Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Medical School, NY.
Dr. Lonner is a member of several prestigious scholarly organizations, including the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. As an active researcher in the area of scoliosis and spinal deformity he has authored and presented numerous publications.
In addition to his work with patients at Scoliosis Associates, Dr. Lonner devotes approximately one month of his time each year to perform charitable care for patients with severe spinal deformities in developing countries. He has worked in the Dominican Republic, other parts of Latin America, and Africa.
Dr. Lonner is deeply committed to international patient education and care. He has recently launched spinal deformity information websites in the Hindi language and the Chinese language. providing scoliosis and spine information to those communities.
1. 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, accepted for publication pending revisions.
2. Lonner BS, Scharf CS, Antonacci D, Goldstein Y, Panagopoulos G. The learning curve associated with thoracoscopic spinal instrumentation. Spine, in press.
3. Levin R, Matusz D, Hasharoni A, Scharf CS, Lonner B, Errico T. Mini-open thoracoscopically-asssisted thoracotomy versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anterior release in thoracic scoliosis and kyphosis. A comparison of operative and radiographic results. The Spine Journal, in press.
4. 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 2004;Vol.17(4):301-305.
5. 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 2005;Vol.9(2):265-270.
6. Lonner B, Boachie O., Murthy S. Single-staged sequential double anterior posterior spinal reconstruction for rigid adult scoliosis. The Spine Journal, January, 2005.
7. Lonner, B; Siddiqi, F.N.; Hayes, V.M.; Tuckman, D; Silber, J.S.: "Comparison of open versus fluoroscopic guided placement of pedicle screws in a human cadaveric model." In press.
8. Lonner B. Surgeon Volunteerism: One surgeon's perspective. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2003;61(3-4):148-9.
9. Hoppenfeld, S; Lonner, BS; Murthy, V. The rib epiphysis and other growth centers in the treatment of scoliosis. Spine, 2003;29:47-50.
10. Boretz, R; Lonner, BS. Atypical presentation of an osteoid osteoma in a child. Am J of Orthop, 347-348, 2002.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Lonner, B; Harwin, S. Chondromalacia patellae. A review. Part I. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 32(2):81-86, 1996.
14. Lonner, B; Harwin, S. Chondromalacia patellae. A review. Part II. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 32(3):161-165, 1996.
15. Lonner, B; Cammisa, FP; Ranawat, CS. Rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 6(3):193-201, 1995. 16. 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. 17. 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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1. Lonner, B. Minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery. For: Spine Secrets, edited by Devlin, V. 2004.
2. Lonner, B. Domino construct for neuromuscular pelvic obliquity. For: Surgical Techniques for the Spine, edited by Haher, T; Merola, A. Thieme, New York, 2003.
3. Lonner, BS; Patel, A; Hoppenfeld, S. Thoracolumbar spine fractures. For: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, edited by Hoppenfeld, S. Lippincott. 2000.
4. Patel, A; Lonner, BS; Hoppenfeld, S. Cervical spine fractures. For: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, edited by Hoppenfeld, S. Lippincott. 2000.
5. Lonner, BS; Boachie-Adjei, O. Adult spinal deformity. For: Textbook for Orthopaedic Surgery, edited by Craig, E. Media, Williams and Wilkins. 1999.
6. Lonner, BS; Cammisa, FP. Lumbar spine injuries in sports. For: Sports Neurology, 2nd Edition edited by Jordan, B; Tsairis, P; and Warren, R. Raven Press, New York, 1998.
7. Lonner, BS; Boachie-Adjei, O. Spinal deformity. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 43(4):883-897, 1996.
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