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Alexios Apazidis, MD, MBA
Orthopaedic Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon
Long Island Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists
Patchogue, NY

About Alexios Apazidis, MD, MBA

Doctor Alexios Apazidis is an orthopaedic spine surgeon at Long Island Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists, which is affiliated with Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, NY. Dr. Apazidis's areas of interest include degenerative conditions of the spine and spinal deformity surgery.

Dr. Apazidis graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Biology. He simultaneously attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied military science and received his officer's commission in the United States Army. After completing his service to the Army, and working as a consultant for several healthcare and orthopedic companies, Dr. Apazidis attended both the Boston University School of Medicine and the School of Management, where he obtained his MD and MBA. Throughout college and medical school, Dr. Apazidis was involved in molecular biology and clinical outcomes research, and has published papers in prestigious journals.

During his internship and residency training, Dr. Apazidis was on house staff at the University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, a part of the New Jersey Medical School. While serving as a resident at the state trauma center, he received training in the latest theories and techniques in advanced orthopedic surgery. This hospital was also one of the busiest spine trauma and orthopedic oncology centers in the country.

After residency, Dr. Apazidis was accepted for fellowship training at New York University and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. Considered the best spine fellowship in the country, NYU provided training from over 30 spine surgeons, including its chairman, Thomas Errico, MD. Dr. Errico is among the finest spine surgeons in the country and has developed instrumentation and spinal implants ranging from scoliosis deformity correction to total disc replacement.

Dr. Apazidis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, and Suffolk County Medical Society. He is certified board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.


1.    Apazidis A, Bendo J, Blondel B. Selection of Fusion Levels in Adult Degenerative Scoliosis submitted to The Spine Journal. 2011.

2.    Apazidis A, Spivak J, Ricarts P. Prevalence of Transitional Vertebrae in the Lumbar Spine. Spine J. 2011. Sep;11(9):858-62.

3.    Trobisch P, Apazidis A, Ramadan M, Ricart P, Dryer J, Errico T. Validity of Cobb Angle Measurements Using Digitally Photographed Radiographs. Spine J. 2011. Oct;11(10):942-6.

4.    Apazidis A, Sabharwal S, Vives M, Hullinger H. Comparison of curve correction measured intra and postoperatively for idiopathic scoliosis surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. 2011. 20:389–396

5.    Apazidis A, Sabharwal S, Vives M. "Sublaminar Wires" in Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade 2ed.  Editors: Alexander R. Vaccaro and Todd J. Albert. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York. 2009.

6.    Carvalho RS, Einhorn TA, Lehmann W, Edgar C, Al-Yamani A, Apazidis A, Pacicca D, Clemens TL, Gerstenfeld LC. The role of angiogenesis in a murine tibial model of distraction osteogenesis. Bone. 2004. May;34(5):849-61.

7.    Herndon JH, Davidson SM, Apazidis A. Recent socioeconomic trends in orthopaedic practice. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001. Jul;83-A(7):1097-105.

8.    Pintucci G, Steinberg BM, Seghezzi G, Yun J, Apazidis A, Baumann FG, et al. Mechanical endothelial damage results in basic fibroblast growth factor-mediated activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases.
Surgery. 1999. Aug;126(2):422-7.

9.    Fernandez HA, Kallenbach K, Seghezzi G, Mehrara B, Apazidis A, Baumann FG, et al. Modulation of matrix metalloproteinase activity in human saphenous vein grafts using adenovirus-mediated gene transfer. Surgery. 1998. Aug;124(2):129-36.

10.    Vavvas D, Apazidis A, Saha AK, Gamble J, Patel A, Kemp BE, Witters LA, Ruderman NB. Contraction-induced changes in acetyl-CoA carboxylase and 5'-AMP-activated kinase in skeletal muscle. J Biol Chem. 1997. May 16;272(20):13255-61.

11.    Saha AK, Vavvas D, Kurowski TG, Apazidis A, Witters LA, Shafrir E, Ruderman NB. Malonyl-CoA regulation in skeletal muscle: its link to cell citrate and the glucose-fatty acid cycle. Am J Physiol. 1997. Apr;272(4 Pt 1):E641-8.

1.    Apazidis A, Spivak J, Ricarts P. Prevalence of Transitional Vertebrae in the American Population.  Accepted for podium presentations at the North American Spine Society Annual meeting 2011, Spine Surgery Advancement Society annual meeting 2011, and the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques 2011.

2.   Apazidis A, Sabharwal S, Vives M, Hullinger H. Comparison of curve correction measured intra and postoperatively for idiopathic scoliosis surgery. 2010. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2011. 

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