IN THIS ARTICLE: Less invasive spine procedures can reduce adverse events and improve clinical outcomes. Such surgeries take advantage of new imaging technologies and protocols.
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55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Residency, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
- Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine Barnes Jewish Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Hershman participates in both clinical and basic science research. His primary interests are in post-surgical outcomes following cervical, lumbar, and thoracolumbar spinal deformity surgery. In addition, he has a particular interest in the surgical management of osteoporotic patients. He has investigated the results of numerous surgical techniques in an effort to minimize post-operative complications and post-operative pain following common and complex spinal procedures. Dr. Hershman’s research has been nominated for the prestigious Whitecloud Award and Hibbs Award by the Scoliosis Research Society.
- Hershman SH, Hochfelder J, Dean L, Yaszay B, Lonner BS. Spondylolisthesis in Operative Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Prevalence and Results of Surgical Intervention. Spine Deformity. 2013 Volume 1(4) 280-6.
- Cunningham M. Hershman SH. Bendo J. Systematic Review of Cohort Studies Comparing Surgical Treatments for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Spine. 35(5): 537-4, 2010 Mar.
- Mesfin A, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Fogelson JF, Hershman SH, Kim HJ, Koester L. Does Preoperative Narcotic Use Persist After Spinal Deformity Surgery? A Comparison of Non-Narcotic and Narcotic Using Groups. The Spine Journal. 2012 12(9); S18-S19
- Kim HJ, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Park MS, Hershman SH, Mesfin A. Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Results in Inferior SRS Pain Sub-Scores in Adult Deformity Patients. The Spine Journal. 2012 12(9); S6
- Mesfin A, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Fogelson J, Hershman SH, Kim HJ, Koester L. Weight Change and Clinical Outcomes Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Overweight and Obese Patients. Spine Deformity. 2013 Volume 1(5) 377-81.
- Kim HJ, Lenke LG, Oshima Y, Chuntarapas T, Mesfin A, Hershman SH, Fogelson JL, Riew KD. Cervical Lordosis Actually Increases with Aging and Progressive Degeneration in Spinal Deformity Patients. Spine Deformity. 2014 Volume 2(5) 410-414.