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Mitchell A Hardenbrook, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
Boston Spine Group
Boston, MA

About Mitchell A Hardenbrook, MD

Mitchell A. Hardenbrook, MD received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hardenbrook completed a general surgical internship and an orthopedic surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center/SHOCK Trauma Institute. He also completed a fellowship in reconstructive spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital. After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Hardenbrook served in the United States Navy as Director of Spine Surgery at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Dr. Hardenbrook is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgery, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Hardenbrook is actively involved with numerous research projects including basic science, motion preservation, muscle-sparing approaches to the cervical and lumbar spine, clinical studies in minimally invasive surgery of the lumbar and cervical spine, and use of robotics in spine surgery.

Dr. Hardenbrook has served as a member of the Institutional Review Board and is on the editorial board of the Internet Journal of Spine Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


1. Petilon, J., Hardenbrook, M.A. (2007) The effect of parallax on intraoperative positioning of the Charit? artificial disc, Spine, (in press).

2. Gaines, R.J., Hardenbrook, M.A. (2007) Closed Reduction of a Dislocated Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Constrained Acetabular Component, The American Journal of Orthopedics, (in press).

3. Hardenbrook, M.A. , Lombardo, S.R. (2006) Silicate-substituted calcium phosphate as a bone void filler after kyphoplasty in a young patient with multiple compression fractures due to osteogenesis imperfecta variant, Neurosurgical Focus, Vol 21, Number 6: 1-5.

4. Hardenbrook, M.A., Sukovich, W., Rooney, R. (2006) Outcomes of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) versus Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MiLIF) in Active Duty Military Members. The Spine Journal, Volume 6, Issue 5, Pages 139S-139S

5. Sukovich, W., Brink-Danan, S, Hardenbrook, M.A. (2006) Miniature robotic guidance for pedicle screw placement in posterior spinal fusion: early clinical experience with the SpineAssist, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 114-122.

6. Caleb, B.L., Hardenbrook, M.A., Cherington, P.V., Castellot, J.J. (1996) Isolation of vascular smooth muscle cell cultures with altered responsiveness to the antiproliferative effect of heparin, Journal of Cellular Physiology, 167: pp. 185-195.

7. Tischler, A.T., Riseburg, J.C., Hardenbrook, M.A., Cherington, P.V. (1993) Nerve Growth Factor is an inducer of proliferation and neuronal differentiation for adult rat chrommaffin cells in vitro, Journal of Neuroscience, 13: pp. 1533-42.

8. Cherington, P.V., Higgins, C., Hardenbrook, M.A. (1993) Regulation of adipocyte differentiation through signaling pathways modulated by polyoma middle T antigen, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 17a: p. 251. (abstract)

Case Studies Presented by Mitchell A Hardenbrook, MD

Lumbar Radicular Symptoms in a 24-year-old Male

Presented by: M. Hardenbrook MD
A 24-year-old male with back pain that radiates to the left buttock, leg and great toe, rates his pain at 7/10.

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