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Richard P. Schlenk, MD
Associate Staff, Department of Neurosurgery
Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute
Cleveland, OH

About Richard P. Schlenk, MD

Doctor Schlenk completed a Spine Fellowship in the Cleveland Clinic's Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic surgery and performed his neurosurgery residency training at the New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Schlenk's specialty interests are complex spinal reconstructive surgery, deformity correction, spinal tumors and surgical treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures.


Peer Reviewed Publications
1. Atilla Akbay, Serkan Inceoglu, Ryan Milks, Richard P. Schlenk, Selcuk Palaoglu,
Edward C. Benzel Transfacet Pedicle Screw Fixation In TheThoracic Spine , A
New Technique For Instrumentation of Thoracic Spine, (submitted August 2004).
2. Richard P. Schlenk MD, Todd Stewart MD, Edward C. Benzel MD. The Biomechanics
of Iatrogenic Spinal Destabilization and Implant Failure. Neurosurgical Focus.
September 2003.
3. Hooman Azmi MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD. Surgical Treatment of Post-arthrodesis
Cervical Segment Degeneration. Neurosurgical Focus. September 2003.
4. Holodny AI, Farkas J, Schlenk R, Maniker A. Demonstration of an actively
bleeding aneurysm by CT angiography. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2003 May;
5. Richard P. Schlenk MD, Robert J. Kowalski, MD, Edward C. Benzel MD. Biomechanics
of Spinal Deformities. Neurosurgical Focus. January 2003.
6. Heary RF, Schlenk RP, Sacchieri TA, Barone D, Brotea C. Persistent iliac
crest donor site pain: independent outcome assessment, Neurosurgery.
2002 Mar;50(3):510-6; discussion 516-7.
7. Holodny AI, Visvikas GA, Schlenk RP, Maniker AH. Bilateral subdural hematomas
exactly isodense to the subjacent gray matter, J Emerg Med. 2001 May;20(4):413-4.

8. Viswananthan Rajaraman MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD, Michael Schulder MD. Beware
of ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Apr;30(4):274-5.
1. Robert F. Heary MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD, Margaret Black RN, "Stand alone"
ventral surgery for the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures, Meeting of Congress
of Neurosurgeons, Boston, November, 1999.
2. Arthur A. Grigorian MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD, Ceslovas Vaicys MD, Robert
F. Heary MD, Peter W. Carmel MD. Risk Factors Associated with Invasive Monitoring
Devices, Meeting of Congress of Neurosurgeons, Boston, November, 1999.
3. Robert F. Heary MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD. Anterior lumbar underbody fusions,
Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, April
4. Arthur A. Grigorian MD, Richard P. Schlenk MD. Ceslovas Vaicys MD, Robert
F.Heary MD. Prospective analysis of the incidence of infection of tunneled vs.
nontunneled intracranial monitoring devices, Meeting of American Association
of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, 2000.
Book Chapters
1. Richard P. Schlenk MD, Gordon R. Bell MD. Complication Prevention: Optimum
Patient Selection. Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery.
Alexander R. Vaccaro (ed), Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York, NY (In Press 2004)

Editor - Revision Spine Surgery, Neurosurgical Focus, September 2003.

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