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Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD
Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, PA

About Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Doctor Alexander Vaccaro is President of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He also serves as the Chairman of Orthopaedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and is the Everrett J. and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Vaccaro received his medical degree and graduated with distinction from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residence at Thomas Jefferson University and a spine fellowship at the University of San Diego in California. Furthermore, Dr. Vaccaro earned a PHD in the field of spinal trauma.

Articles Written by Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Sciatica Surgery

One of the most common surgeries to relieve sciatica caused by a herniated disc is a discectomy. Dr. Vaccaro explains that this can be done with a minimally invasive procedure.

Case Studies Presented by Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD

High-speed Motor Vehicle Accident: 24-Year-old

On Behalf of The Spine Trauma Study Group
Presented by: A. Vaccaro MD, PhD, D. Anderson MD

The patient is a 24-year-old woman, who was a rear passenger (properly restrained) in a high-speed motor vehicle accident.

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Disclosed Relationships

Grants/Research Support
AO, Medtronics, Stryker Spine
Replication Medica, Globus, K-2 Medical, Paradigm Spine, Stout Medical, Spine Medica, Comutatinoal Biodynamics, Progressive Spinal Technologies, Spinology, Orthovita, Vertiflex, Small Bone Innovations, Disk Motion Technology, NeuCore, Cross Current, Syndicom, In Vivo, Flagship Surgical, Pearl Diver, Advanced Spinal Intellectual Properties, Bonovo Orthopaedics, Electrolux, Gamma Spine, Location Based Intelligence, FlowPharma
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DePuy, Medtronics, Biomet Spine, Stryker/Stryker Biotech, Osteotech, Globus, Aesculap, Nuvasive