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Robert F. Heary, MD
Professor and Program Director
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

About Robert F. Heary, MD

Dr. Robert Heary is a Professor of Neurosurgery and the Program Director of the Neurosurgical Residency Training Program. He is the Director of the Spine Center of New Jersey at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He is an attending Neurosurgeon at the University Hospital in Newark, NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, and Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Dr. Heary serves as a Consulting Medical Staff physician at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Heary is one of the few spine surgeons in the United States to have completed formal training in spine surgery in both neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Heary has been honored by his peers with selection as one of the Best Doctors in America for the past 11 years.

Dr. Heary earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. Following residency, Dr. Heary completed a spine fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

A prolific author, Dr. Heary has authored 39 peer-reviewed journal articles, 75 abstracts, and 25 book chapters. He has been on the faculty of over 160 instructional courses at national neurosurgery meetings. His major areas of research interest are minimally invasive spinal surgery, spine and spinal cord injury, spine and spinal cord tumor, and spinal deformity.

Dr. Heary is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is an active member of many societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, Neurosurgical Society of America, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has been involved in many committees of these organizations including serving as the Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee and the Education Committee for the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves and he is currently the Chairman of the Section. In addition, he has served as the Vice-Chairman of the AANS Public Relations Committee and the Scientific Program Committee Chairman of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Heary is on the editorial boards of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques.

Publications

1. Heary RF and Bhandari Y: Intradural cervical lipoma in a neurologically intact patient: Case report. Neurosurgery 29 (3):468-472, Sept1991.

2. Heary RF, Stellar S, Fobben ES: Preoperative diagnosis of an extradural cyst arising from a spinal facet joint: Case report. Neurosurgery 30:415-418, Mar1992.

3. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Antonio C, Livingston DH: Acute stabilization of the cervical spine by halo/vest application facilitates evaluation and treatment of multiple trauma patients. J Trauma 33:445-451, Sept1992.

4. Heary RF, Maniker AH, Krieger AJ and Sapru, HN: Mechanism of hypertensive response to global cerebral ischemia. Surg Forum 43:540-542, 1992.

5. Heary RF, Maniker AH, Krieger AJ and Sapru HN: Cardiovascular responses to global cerebral ischemia: role of excitatory amino acids in the ventrolateral medullary pressor area. J Neurosurg 78:922-928, June1993.

6. Mahalick DM, Ruff RM, Heary RF, U HS: Preoperative versus postoperative neuropsychological sequelae of arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery 33 (4):563-570, discussion 570-571, Oct1993.

7. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Schulder M, Vaid C: Nonsurgical treatment of compound depressed skull fractures. J Trauma 35 (3):441-447, Sept1993.

8. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Wolansky LJ: Rapid bony destruction with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis. Surg Neurol 41(1):34-39, Jan1994.

9. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Vaid C: HIV status does not affect microbiologic spectrum or neurologic outcome in spinal infections. Surg Neurol 42(5):417-423, Nov1994.

10. Heary RF, Maniker AH, Wolansky LJ: Candidal pituitary abscess: Case report. Neurosurgery 36(5):1009-1012, discussion 1012-1013, May1995.

11. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA: Thoracolumbar infections in penetrating injuries to the spine. Orthop Clin North Am 27 (1):69-81, Jan1996.

12. Wolansky LJ, Stewart VA, Pramanik BF, Heary RF, Cho ES, Schulder M, Pak J: Giant paraganglioma of the cauda equina in adolescence: Magnetic resonance imaging demonstration. J Neuroimaging 6 (1):54-56, Jan1996.

13. Wolansky LJ, Malantic GP, Heary RF, Maniker AH, Lee HJ, Sharer LR, Patel UJ: Preoperative MRI diagnosis of Lhermitte-Duclos disease: Case report with associated enlarged vessel and syrinx. Surg Neurol 45(5):470-475, discussion 475-476, May 1996.

14. Dante SJ, Heary RF, Kramer D: Cervical laminectomy for myelopathy. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 6:30-37, 1996.

15. Heary RF, Albert TJ, Ludwig SC, Vaccaro AR, Wolansky LJ, Leddy TP, Schmidt RR: Surgical anatomy of the vertebral arteries. Spine 21(18):2074-2080, Sept 1996.

16. Heary RF: Surgical exposure of the spine: An extensile approach. [Review] Neurosurgery 39 (6):1269-1270, Dec 1996.

17. Wolansky LJ, Gallagher JD, Heary RF, Malantic GP, Dasmahapatra A, Shaderowfsky PD, Budhwani N: MRI of pituitary abscess: Two cases and review of the literature. Neuroradiology 39 (7):499-503, Jul1997.

18. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Northrup BE, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Steroids and gunshot wounds to the spine. Neurosurgery 41(3):576-583, discussion 583-584, Sept1997.

19. Mahalick DM, Carmel PW, Greenberg JP, Molofsky W, Brown JA, Heary RF, Marks D, Zampella E, Hodosh R, von der Schmidt E 3rd: Psychopharmacologic treatment of acquired attention disorders in children with brain injury. Pediatr Neurosurg 29(3):121-126, Sept1998.

20. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Benevenia J, Cotler JM: "En-bloc" vertebrectomy in the mobile lumbar spine. Surg Neurol 50 (6):548-556, Dec1998.

21. Ruebenacker CA, Heary RF, Baredes S: Type A immunoglobulin deficiency presenting as a mixed polymicrobial brain abscess: Case report. Neurosurgery 44(2):411-414, Feb1999.

22. Wolansky LJ, Heary RF, Patterson T, Friedenberg JS, Tholany J, Chen JK, Patel N, Doddakashi S: Pseudosparing of the endplate: A potential pitfall in using MR imaging to diagnose infectious spondylitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 172(3):777-780, March1999.

23. Rajaraman V, Vingan R, Roth P, Heary RF, Conklin L, Jacobs GR: Visceral and vascular complications resulting from anterior lumbar interbody fusion. J Neurosurg 91(1 Suppl):60-64, July 1999.

24. Rajaraman V, Heary RF, Livingston DH: Acute pancreatitis following anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Eur Spine J 9(2):171-173, Apr 2000.

25. Vaicys C, Hunt CD, Heary RF: Ruptured intracranial aneurysm in an adolescent with Alport's syndrome: A new expression of type IV collagenopathy: Case report. Surgical Neurology 54(1):68-72, Jul 2000.

26. Vaicys C, Hunt CD, Heary RF: Successful recovery after an orbitocranial injury. J Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 49(4):788, Oct 2000.

27. Heary RF: Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty: The IDET Procedure. J Spinal Disord 14 (4):353-360, Aug 2001.

28. Heary RF, Bono CM: Metastatic spine tumors. Neurosurg Focus 11(6), Dec 2001.

29. Azmi-Ghadimi H, Heary RF, Farkas JE, Hunt CD: Use of intraventricular Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Guglielmi Detachable Coiling for the acute treatment of casted ventricles from cerebral aneurysm hemorrhage: Two technical case reports. Neurosurgery 50 (2):421-424, discussion 424-425, Feb 2002.

30. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Sacchieri TA, Barone D, Brotea C: Persistent iliac donor site pain: Independent outcome assessment. Neurosurgery 50 (3):510-516, discussion 516-517, Mar 2002.

31. Hauser CJ, Hinrichs CR, Heary RF, Livingston, DH. Recurrent penetrating spinal cord injury. J. Trauma - Injury Infection & Critical Care 53 (1):167, July 2002.

32. Heary RF: Spondylolisthesis: Introduction and illustrative cases. Neurosurg Focus 13 (1), July 2002.

33. Heary RF, Bono CM: Circumferential fusion for spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine. Neurosurg Focus 13 (1), July 2002.

34. Heary RF: Persistent iliac crest donor site pain: Independent outcome assessment. [Letter] Neurosurgery 51 (3):855, Sept 2002.

35. Heary RF, Vaicys C, Grigorian AA: "Twinning" of a cervical nerve root mimicking a neoplasm. J Neurosurg (Spine 3) 97:398, Oct 2002.

36. Heary RF, Bono CM: Conus medullaris injury after burst fractures. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 8: 21-40, 2002.

37. Bono CM, Heary RF: Gunshot Wounds to the Spine. Spine J 4(2):230-240, Mar-Apr 2004.

38. Heary RF, Bono CM, Black M: Thoracic pedicle screws: postoperative computerized tomography scanning assessment. J Neurosurg (Spine 4) 100:325-331, Apr 2004.

39. Heary RF: Evaluation and treatment of adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg (Spine 1) 1:9-18, 2004.

Abstracts
1. Hunt, CD, Heary RF, Kreiger AJ: The use of halo as the acute treatment for cervical instability in a level I state trauma center. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1990.

2. Hunt CD, Heary RF: Fluoroscopic cervical evaluation and reduction. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Pebble Beach, California, May 1990.

3. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Kreiger AJ, Antonio C, Livingston DH: Acute stabilization of the cervical spine by halo/vest application facilitates evaluation and treatment of the multiple trauma victim. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, March 1992.

4. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ: Expanded indications for the halo apparatus. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 1992.

5. Heary, RF, Hunt CD: Diagnostic and therapeutic options in the management of complex cervical spine instability. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 1992.

6. Heary RF, Krieger AJ, Sapru HN: Mechanism of hypertensive response to global cerebral ischemia. American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1992.

7. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Kaminski ZC, Carlin MC, Vaid C: The impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on spinal epidural abscesses. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 1992.

8. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Schulder M, Vaid C: Non-operative treatment of compound depressed skull fractures. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, March 1993.

9. Heary RF, Mahalick DM, Ruff RM, U HS: Neuropsychological improvements following AVM resection. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, October 1993.

10. Mahalick DM, Ruff RM, Sang UH, Heary RF: Pre-versus postsurgical sequelae of arteriovenous malformations. National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 1993.

11. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ: Intraoperative use of the halo/vest as a surgical adjunct. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 1994.Krieger AJ, Heary RF: Acute cervical stabilization with the halo/vest apparatus. Neurological Society of India, Third National Neurotrauma Conference, Bombay, India, August 1994.

12. Wolansky LJ, Heary RF, Gallagher J, Kalnin AJ, Maniker AH: MRI of pituitary abscess. Eastern Neuroradiological Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 1994.

13. Schulder M, Heary RF: Titanium instrumentation for spinal stabilization. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 1994.

14. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Schulder M, MacGregor M: Age and sex affect operative spine mortality. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 1994.

15. Heary RF, Hunt CD, Krieger AJ, Schulder M, MacGregor M: Use of corpectomy in the treatment of ventral spinal cord compression. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 1994.

16. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Long term follow-up of patients with gunshot wounds of the spine and a spinal cord injury. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1995, and the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 1995.

17. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Infections following gunshot wounds to the spine resulting in a neurologic deficit. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1995, and the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 1995.

18. Heary RF, Simeone FA: Neoplasms of the spinal cord and intraspinal nerve roots. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1995.

19. Heary RF, Northrup BE, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: The efficacy of steroids in spinal cord injuries from gunshot wounds. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1995.

20. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: The efficacy of steroids in spinal cord injuries from gunshot wounds. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 1995, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1996.

21. Heary RF, Albert TJ, Ludwig SC, Leddy TP, Schmidt RR: Surgical anatomy of the vertebral arteries. Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 1995.

22. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Cotler JM: "En-bloc" vertebrectomy for resection of chordoma of the mobile lumbar spine. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 1996 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1996.

23. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR: Use of bone screws in the C2 pedicle: A new technique. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1996.

24. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: The misuse of spinal cord injury doses of methylprednisolone in victims of gunshot wounds to the spine. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1996.

25. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR: Modification of the technique of occipitocervical plating. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1996.

26. Heary RF, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Long term outcome of victims of cervical gunshot wounds. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1996.

27. Heary RF, Ruebenacker CA, Sharan A: Intracranial infections in a multinational, urban population. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1996.

28. Heary RF: Use of intervertebral cages for anterior spinal column reconstructions. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, California, February 1997 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 1997.

29. Heary RF: Circumferential lumbosacral fusion with autologous fibula for symptomatic, high-grade L5-S1 spondylolisthesis. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, California, February 1997 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 1997.

30. Lavietes MH, Smeltzer SC, Heary RF, Ahmed A, DeFiglio AM: Citric acid induced cough in spinal cord lesion patients. ALA/ATS International Conference, San Francisco, California, May 1997; Amer Journal of Resp & Crit Care Med 155 (4:2):A919, 1997.

31. Heary RF, Vaicys C: Trough corpectomy as the primary treatment of multilevel disc disease. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1997.

32. Heary RF, Wolansky LJ, Doddakashi S, Grigorian AA, Godinsky JF, Tholong J: Vertebral endplate "pseudosparing" - definition of an MRI artifact in osteomyelitis. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1998.

33. Heary RF, Vaicys C: Spinal fusion surgery in geriatric patients with compressive myelopathy. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 1998.

34. Rajaraman V, Heary RF: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion: General surgical complications. Spinal Science Advancement Foundation Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1998. Awarded first place, outstanding poster presentation.

35. Heary RF, Schlenk RP: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 1999, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1999.

36. Heary RF, Grigorian AA: Ventral thoracic corpectomy. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 1999, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1999.

37. Rajaraman V, Conklin L, Heary RF, Roth P, Vingan R, Jacobs GB: Visceral and vascular complications of anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 1999.

38. Song X, Wu J, Rameshwar P, Heary R, Livingston DH: Hypoxia inhibits cell differentiation. Annual Conference of the Shock Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 12-16, 1999. Shock 11(suppl):75, 1999

39. Heary RF, Rajaraman V, Raab RW, Cacinio E, Black M: Advantages of structural, autologous bone grafts in multilevel corpectomies. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1999.

40. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Black M: Treatment of thoracolumbar fractures with "stand-alone" ventral surgery. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1999.

41. Heary RF, Cacnio E, Black M: Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) - Learning curve and pitfalls in the initial 25 cases. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1999.

42. Vaicys C, Hunt CD, Heary RF: Collagenopathy type IV - a new predisposing factor of the intracranial aneurysms development? Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1999.

43. Grigorian A, Schlenk RP, Vaicys C, Heary RF, Carmel PW: Analysis of risk factors associated with invasive intracranial monitoring devices. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1999.

44. Vaicys C, Heary RF: Instrumented spine surgery in the elderly. Spinal Science Advancement Foundation Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1999.

45. Heary RF: The morbidity of harvesting autologous iliac crest bone grafts. Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Snowbird, Utah, February 2000.

46. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Sacchieri TA, Barone D: Blinded outcome assessment versus operating surgeon's evaluation of iliac donor site pain. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, California, February, 2000 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2000.

47. Rajaraman V, Schlenk RP, Heary RF: Use of intensive care units for patients with spinal disorders. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, California, February, (2000 Mayfield Clinical Science Award Winner) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2000.

48. Grigorian AA, Schlenk RP, Marcovici A, Vaicys C, Heary RF: Prospective analysis of the incidence of infection of tunneled versus non-tunneled intracranial devices. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2000.

49. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Vaicys C, Sernas TJ, Black M: Thoracic pedicle screws are a safe and effective alternative. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September, 2000.

50. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Vaicys C, Sernas TJ, Black M: Use of image guidance in complex spinal reconstructions. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September, 2000.

51. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Vaicys C, Sernas TJ, Black M: Thoracic pedicle screws are superior to the existing stabilization techniques. American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October, 2000.

52. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Vaicys C, Sernas TJ, Black M: Thoracic pedicle screws are a safe and effective alternative. Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Snowbird, Utah, February 2001.

53. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Black M: Aggressive, early debridement for vertebral osteomyelitis. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February, 2001 and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April, 2001.

54. Heary RF, Bono CM, Black M: T5 Burst Fracture - An Emerging Fracture Pattern in Spine Trauma. Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, June, 2001 and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, October, 2001.

55. Heary RF, Black M, Laviedes M, Vaicys C: Evaluation of Cough Effectiveness in Spinal Cord Injury. 50th Anniversary Congress of Lithuanian Neurosurgery, Kaunas, Lithuania, May, 2001.

56. Heary RF, Bono CM, Black M, Vaicys C: T5 Burst Fracture - An Emerging Fracture Pattern in Spine Trauma. 50th Anniversary Congress of Lithuanian Neurosurgery, Kaunas, Lithuania, May, 2001.

57. Heary RF, Black M, Laviedes M: Evaluation of Cough Effectiveness in Spinal Cord Injury. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, October, 2001 and Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Monterrey, California, December, 2001.

58. Heary RF, Inceoglu S, Secor JL, Rood AT, Ferrara LA: Does Screw Size or Insertional Torque Matter in the Thoracic Spine? A Biomechanical Human Cadaver Study. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March, 2002.

59. Heary RF, Inceoglu S, Secor JL, Rood AT, Ferrara LA: Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic Pedicle. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March, 2002.

60. Heary RF, Ferrara LA, Inceoglu S, Secor JL, Rood AT: Does Screw Size or Insertional Torque Matter in the Thoracic Spine? 9th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Montreux, Switzerland, May, 2002.

61. Heary RF, Azmi-Ghadimi H, Black M: Analysis of Sagittal Plane Alignment Following Thoracolumbar Corpectomy and Reconstruction with Radiolucent, Stackable Carbon-Fiber Cages, Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting, Bend, Oregon, June, 2003, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October, 2003, and American Spinal Injury Association, Denver, Colorado, May, 2004.

Books, Monographs, Chapters
1. Heary RF, Benzel EC, Vaicys C: Single and Multiple Single Interbody Fusion Techniques, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999, Chapter 15.

2. Heary RF, Benzel EC, Vaicys C: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999, Chapter 24.

3. Heary RF, Simeone FA, Crockard HA: Rheumatoid Arthritis, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999, Chapter 34.

4. Heary RF, Northrup BE, Barolat G: Arachnoiditis, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999, Chapter 110.

5. Heary RF, Vaicys C: Spinal Decompression, Fusion, and Instrumentation, in Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly, Selman WR and Benzel EC, (eds.), The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1999, Chapter 13.

6. Heary RF, Bono CM: Gunshot Wounds - Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, in MasterCases: Spine Surgery, Vaccaro AR and Albert TJ, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 2001, Case 42.

7. Heary RF, Vaicys C: Radiographic Evaluation of the Patient with Low Back Pain: The Role of Discography, in Surgical Management of Low Back Pain, Resnick DK and Haid RW, Jr. (eds.), The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 2001, Chapter 4.

8. Heary RF: Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty: The IDET Procedure, in Surgical Management of Low Back Pain, Resnick DK and Haid RW, Jr. (eds.), The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 2001, Chapter 13.

9. Campagnolo DI, Heary RF: Acute Medical and Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury, in Spinal Cord Medicine, Campagnolo DI, Kirshblum S, DeLisa JA, (eds.),Lippincott William & Wilkins, New York, New York, 2001, Chapter 6.

10. Heary RF, Filart RM: Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord, in Spinal Cord Medicine, Campagnolo DI, Kirshblum S, DeLisa JA, (eds.),Lippincott William & Wilkins, New York, New York, 2001, Chapter 31.

11. Heary RF, Bono CM: Surgical Indications Following Whiplash Injury, in Whiplash, Malanga GA and Nadler SF, (eds.), Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001, Chapter 24.

12. Heary RF, Bono CM: Biomechanical Principles of Deformity Correction, In Textbook of Neurological Surgery, Batjer HH and Loftus CM, (eds), Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, Chapter 175.

13. Heary RF, Bono CM: Sagittal Plane Deformity of the Thoracic Spine, In Textbook of Neurological Surgery, Batjer HH and Loftus CM, (eds), Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, Chapter 178.

14. Heary RF, Rajaraman V: Late Deformity after Spinal Fusion, In Textbook of Neurological Surgery, Batjer HH and Loftus CM, (eds), Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, Chapter 181.

15. Heary RF, Bono CM: Gunshot Wounds to the Spine, In Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Vaccaro AR (ed.), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, New York, 2002, Chapter 47.

16. Heary RF, Bono CM: When is Surgery Indicated for Patients with Gunshot Wounds to the Spine? In Neurotrauma: Evidence-Based Answers to Common Questions, Valadka AB and Andrews BT, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 2005, Chapter 40.

17. Heary RF, Bono CM: Lumbar Stenosis, In Principles of Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition, Rengachary SS and Ellenbogen RG, (eds.), Elsevier Mosby Publishing, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2005, Chapter 50.

18. Heary RF, Vaynman AY: Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis, In Spine: Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials, Bono CM and Garfin SR, (eds.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004, Chapter 6.

19. Heary RF, Frempong-Boadu A: Anterior Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Approaches to the Lumbar Spine and Lumbosacral Junction, In Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice, Dickman CA, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York.

20. Heary RF, Hauptman J: Stackable Carbon Fiber Cages, In Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation, Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, Fessler RG, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 2005, Chapter 78.

21. Heary RF, Benzel EC, Vaicys C: Single and Multiple-Single Interbody Fusion Techniques, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 2nd ed., Benzel EC (ed.), Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005, Chapter 28.

22. Heary RF, Benzel EC, Vaicys C: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 2nd ed., Benzel EC (ed.), Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005, Chapter 40.

23. Heary RF, Simeone FA, Crockard HA: Rheumatoid Arthritis, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 2nd ed., Benzel EC (ed.), Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005, Chapter 56.

24. Heary RF, Northrup BE, Barolat G: Arachnoiditis, in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 2nd ed., Benzel EC (ed.), Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005, Chapter 153.

25. Heary RF: An Overview of Spinal Deformity, in Spinal Deformities, The Essentials, Heary RF and Albert TJ, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, Chapter 1.

Reviews
1. Heary RF: Surgical Exposure of the Spine: An Extensile Approach. Benzel EC, ed., The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1995. Book review: Neurosurgery 39:1269-1270, 1996.

2. Heary RF: Discussant: Shields CB, Dimar JR, Raque GH, Zhang YP, Glassman SD: "Effect of Timing of Decompression on Neurological Outcome Following Spinal Cord Injury", American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2000.

3. Heary RF: Discussant: "Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Reappraisal", American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Paper #718, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 18, 2005.

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To help achieve this goal, SpineUniverse requires all authors, editors, and reviewers to disclose any financial relationships or affiliations they have with companies whose products or services may be mentioned in the content they author, edit, or review.

The intent of this policy is to identify any perceived, potential, or real conflicts of interest so that readers can make their own judgments about the value of information being presented.

Author's Statement

I, or an immediate family member, have a financial interest(s) or affiliation(s) with the following commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.

Disclosed Relationships

Grants/Research Support
Depuy Spine, Biomet Spine
Other Financial or Material Support
DePuy Spine
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